HSSW603 – Applied Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities

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Module code
HSSW603
Module title
Applied Social Work Practice with Groups and Communities
Prescription
Students will analyse theories and develop skills relevant to social work practice with groups, communities and organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Programmes
  • HS0114
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
60
Self directed hours
90
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Analyse and describe historical and contemporary social work practice with groups and communities
2.Compare and contrast a range of international and indigenous social work perspectives, theories and models relevant to social work practice with groups, communities and agencies
3.Gather and analyse information and provide recommendations in a macro social work context
4.Apply social work theory and skills for participating effectively in groups.
Content
- Introduction to community development theories
- Introduction to ethical practice in community development
- Theories of change
- Development and history of social work practice with groups and communities- international, local and indigenous perspectives
- Contemporary social work theories and models of practice with groups and communities profile reports and needs analysis
- Development of skills and knowledge for working effectively with a range of groups (including migrant and refugee) and facilitating community meetings.
- Documentation, case noting, report writing
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.