CULT 1027 Working with Communities (UG Cert)
Credit Points 10
Description A diverse range of professionals use social science research, theories and principles in their work with communities. In this unit students will explore common scholarly ideas and practices that inform work with communities and how these are applied in a range of professional settings. This unit introduces students to the methods and principles of community participation, capacity-building, community needs assessment, and resilience. Students will be guided to identify and analyse global, local, government and organisational aspects and interests in the development of their own and wider communities. Students will plan a professional approach to working with an example community by building and reporting on a chosen case study.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 7170 - Undergraduate Certificate in Mental Health and Counselling.
- Describe key concepts and perspectives in community scholarship.
- Critically reflect on how key concepts and perspectives are connected to their individual experience of community, and to a range of professions that work with communities.
- Collect and analyse relevant information about an example community from scholarly and professional perspectives.
- Propose an approach to working with an example community from a professional perspective.
- Explain the importance of community empowerment, capacity-building, identity, diversity and social justice, to society and the individua.
- Utilise online technologies to organise, share and communicate Indigenous-related topics and issues.
?eCommunities?f as dynamic, social and cultural groups that are both political and contested entities and exist as multi-scalar (local, regional, international, and across time) collectives of interest, as virtual as well as place based.
Why community matters: power, social action, a sense of the past and future directions, contestation and decision-making.
Assessing social needs and enacting change: How different organisa
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Case study Part A – Needs Assessment Part B – Reflection on Goals and challenges||1000 words Part A – 400 Part B - 600||40||N||Individual|
|Professional artefact||1,000 words||40||N||Individual|