Topics: Social work, Theory, Critical social work Pages: 10 (1840 words) Published: August 25, 2013
| Social Work TheoryFSSW5022013|

Module Details|

Module Name:| Social Work Theory|
Module Code:| FSSW502|
Credit Value:| 15|
Level:| 5|
EFTS Factor:| 0.1250|
Pre-requisites: | Nil|
Co-requisites: | Nil|
Mode of Delivery: | Face-to face, Online (Web Supported)| Learning Hours:| Teaching/Learning Methods| Learning Hours| | Total Tuition Time (TTT):| 60|
| Independent Student Study Time (ISST):| 90|
| Total Student Learning Hours (TSLH):| 150|

Contact Details|

Teaching Team| Phone Number| Room Number| Times Available for Student Consultations| Sarah| 5469175 ext 619| Upstairs S block| By Appointment|

1. Te Whainga / Aim |

Students will develop knowledge of a variety of theories, models and perspectives, which have impacted on the development of social work practice. Demonstrate an understanding of selected theories and models in relation to social work fields of practice

2. Nga Huanga / Learning Outcomes|

By the end of this module students will be able to:

2.1 Explain the interrelationships between theory and practice in the social work field 2.2 Discuss how practice shapes theory and how theory shapes practice 2.3 Demonstrate an understanding of a range of social work perspectives, theories and models with emphasis on the major assumptions, strengths and weaknesses of each perspective, theory and model 2.4 Explain the processes and methods of working with individuals, families, whanau, groups, and communities underpinned by a range of theories/models 2.5 Demonstrate an understanding of selected theories and models in relation to social work fields of practice

3. Te Iho / Content|

* Praxis – social work practice and its relationship to theory * Perspectives, theories and models in Social Work which may include but are not limited to Strengths-Based, Task-Centred, Systems and Ecological, Radical and Marxists, Feminist. * Indigenous theories and models in social work that are significant and culturally relevant in the Aotearoa – New Zealand context * Fields of practice introduced, which may include, but are not limited, to drug and alcohol, violence prevention, child and family, mental health and disability

4. Whakaakoako / Assessment Details|

Assessment in this module is achievement based and the application and assessment of transferable skills are integrated in the assessment tasks. In order to pass a course/module, students must submit each assessment in the course/module and achieve a minimum overall mark of 50%. This applies to all courses/modules within this programme.

The assessment requirements for this module are outlined in the matrix below:

Assessment Task| Learning Outcome(s) Assessed| Description| Weighting| Essay23rd August| 2.1, 2.2| An essay discussing the relationship between theory and practice.| 30%| Group Presentation29th October| 2.3, 2.5| Students will work in small groups and identify social work theories and models in relation to a specific field of practice.| 40%| Test19th Nov 2013| 2.4| Students will complete an in-class test based on lecture material, class discussion and readings| 30%|

5.Specific Teaching and Learning Resources |

Required Texts:

Connolly, M. & Harms, L. (Eds.). (2009). Social work in New Zealand: Contexts and practice. (2nd ed). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

Payne, M. (2005). Modern social work theory: A critical introduction. (3rd ed.). Chicago: Liceum Books.

Recommended Readings:

Gardner, F. (2006). Working with human service organisations: Creating connections for practice. South Melbourne, Australia: Oxford...
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