12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2017 (Flexible)
This unit provides students with knowledge and skills in building partnerships with families and communities in their capacity as current or future professionals in particular professional contexts. Social, health and education services situate partnerships as central to the delivery of professional services and supports for children, youth and families. Students gain an understanding of the importance of professional partnership with families and communities by learning fundamental elements of communication, problem solving, collaborative planning and service provision. They develop their leadership capacities in fostering collaborations with integrated services by applying reflexive practice.
Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:
- develop a critical understanding of knowledge and skills in building partnerships
- assess the practical and professional issues in building partnerships with families and communities
- demonstrate a sensitive and ethical approach to building partnerships with families and community
- analyse and reflect on social and educational processes to establishing professional partnerships with families and community
- apply acquired knowledge to exhibit leadership in developing partnerships with families and communities.
Communicative plan in building partnership with families and communities (4000 words, 50%)
Report on experiences of establishing professional partnership with families and communities (4000 words, 50%)
Flexible mode offers a stand-alone online offering that allows students to learn and engage in content and assessment in a supported way. It also provides a face-to-face component of 12 hours over the semester to engage students with the online learning content, which students can attend if they are able and interested.
Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester comprising:
- Contact hours for flexible students:
- 12 contact hours and 24 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester or
- 36 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester
- Additional requirements (all students):
- independent study to meet the minimum required hours per semester
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