Many issues that the world currently faces are related to international and global dimensions. It is thus necessary that social workers understand international and global aetiology or aspects. Hence, this course equips students with relevant knowledge and skills of international and global social work. It prepares them to critically comprehend and analyse international and global issues, organisations, and conventions and policies; and in doing all these, it most importantly engages students to propose social work interventions to address international and global issues.
|Learning materials – 13*1hr online learning||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 10*2hrs on campus F2F Workshop||2hrs||Week 2||10 times|
|Seminar – On campus F2F seminar 1*2hrs Seminar 1*4hrs seminar||2hrs||Week 1||2 times|
|Learning materials – 13*1hr Online learning||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – 10*2hr online workshop||2hrs||Week 2||10 times|
|Seminar – Online seminar 1*2hrs and Online seminar 1*4hrs||2hrs||Week 1||2 times|
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Critically assess and explain theories and concepts underpinning the idea of international social work.||Knowledgeable|
|2||Critically investigate the contemporary fields of international social work and apply international social work knowledge and skills innovatively to produce social work intervention in those fields.||
Creative and critical thinker
|3||Identify international social work organisations and other relevant institutions involved in the international social work fields and critically evaluate their contributions||
Creative and critical thinker
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Enrolled in any PGRD Program
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Assessment Task 1 will be used to provide early feedback on the understanding of course content.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
A 3-hours online quiz
|Week 4||Online Test (Quiz)|
|All||2||Artefact - Creative, and Oral||Group||40%||
A 20-minutes long in-workshop group presentation followed by maximum of 5 minutes Q&A
|Week 8||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check and in class|
A 2000-word written piece excluding reference list.
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Quiz|
The main goal of this task is to assess students’ understanding of the concepts, and theories relevant to global and international social work.
Students will undertake a multiple-choice quiz that will consist of 20 questions based on SWK706 readings and learning materials. This quiz will be time-bound. That is, once the students commence the quiz, they must finish within three hours. The quiz will be available on Canvas on Week 4.
|All - Assessment Task 2:Conference Style Group Poster Presentation|
This task aims to engage students in critical exploration of international issues in a chosen region through a poster presentation.
|Product:||Artefact - Creative, and Oral|
Building on already published materials, grey literatures, and other relevant and authentic sources, also known as secondary data analysis, students will research about an international issue prevalent in a chosen region. And then, they must produce a conference style poster and present it in a group of maximum 3-4 members during workshop. The total time for presentation will be maximum of 20 minutes followed by about 5 minutes of Q&A. Their poster and presentation must include: (i) Background of an international issue in a chosen region, (ii) a brief justification why do they think the chosen issue is the subject-matter of international social work, (iii) questions that have guided them to explore about the chosen international issue in that particular region, (iv) their findings, (v) conclusion, and (vi) references. A further guideline on how to design a poster will be provided on Canvas.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Individual Project Proposal|
This task aims to engage students to develop a project proposal intended to address an international issue in a particular region.
Students explored about an international issue in a particular region in the Task 2. Drawing on this, students are required to develop a project proposal that, if implemented, will positively contribute to address the issue in that region. A detailed guideline on how to develop a project proposal will be provided on Canvas at the commencement of the course.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||David Cox,Manohar Pawar||2012||International Social Work||2nd ed.||SAGE|
|Recommended||Lynne M. Healy,Rosemary J. Link||2012||Handbook of International Social Work||n/a||Oxford University Press, USA|
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