SOCWK205-19A (TGA)

Community Development

15 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences
Social Work

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Paper Description

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This 15 points 200 level paper critically explores the evolution, dimensions and practice of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand including Māori development. It also focuses on the strategies, skills and tools necessary for community development practice.

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Paper Structure

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This paper will use a combination of classroom-based lectures, case study analysis, guest speakers, group work and discussions for teaching and learning.The four hours in class each week will normally begin with karakia and panui, followed by a lecture and group activities. The lectures will explore the content of the paper through presentations, case study analysis and discussions . This paper is supported through Moodle and students need to engage with Moodle to access readings and lecture notes, other items of interest and submit their assignments.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between community development and social work practice
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  • Enhance critical understanding of the skills, strategies and tools required for community development practice
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  • Develop an ability to identify the key stakeholders in community development and design interventions that empower communities
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  • Explore the history of community development in Aotearoa New Zealand
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  • Critically analyse the context and dimensions of Māori community development and iwi development alongside the implications of Te Tiriti O Waitangi to community development in Aotearoa New Zealand
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  • Understand the parameters of community development practice with Pacific, migrant and refugee communities
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Assessment

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The assessment of this paper is designed to determine the ability to apply concepts, models, tools and theories discussed in the paper through critical debate, reading quiz and group work and developing critical thinking and research skills through an essay and critical debate.

There are four assessment tasks (refer to the table below) for this paper and the final grade is determined by the total marks received for all the four assignments. The students must submit/attempt the two compulsory assignments by the dates specified to receive a grade for this paper. Students who fail to submit/attempt the compulsory assignments will receive an IC grade if no other provisions have been made under the policy on special consideration for missed assessment.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Moodle Quiz
15 Mar 2019
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Critical Debate
2 Apr 2019
9:00 AM
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Essay (2000 words)
17 May 2019
11:30 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Group Work- Oral Presentation
28 May 2019
9:00 AM
25
  • Presentation: In Class
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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There are no prescribed textbooks for this paper, but students are encouraged to read the strongly recommended books below which cover different topics of the paper. Copies of the recommended books will be available in the library as course reserves and students need to ask at the issue desk for copies.
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Recommended Readings

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  • Aimers, J., & Walker, P. (Eds.). (2013). Community development: Insights for practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Dunmore Publishing.
  • Chile, L., M. (2007). Community development practice in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: Institute of Public Policy, AUT University.
  • Ife, J. (2013). Community development in an uncertain world: Vision, analysis and practice. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
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Other Resources

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Strongly Recommended Journals- Available through University of Waikato library catalogue

Volume 41, Issue 4, October 2006 of this journal is of special relevance to the paper.

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Online Support

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Moodle will be used as an online learning platform for this paper. Moodle can be accessed from elearn.waikato.ac.nz. All course related communication will be managed through Moodle. Students can contact the lecturer via email or using the message function on Moodle. Students are encouraged to use the Student’s Forum available on Moodle if you think that your enquiry could be useful for other students as well.

The lecture notes may not be available on Moodle before the lectures; however students can download lecture notes from Moodle within 24 hours of the lecture. Students are advised that reading these notes is not a substitute for attending lectures and taking one’s own notes. The provision of any materials from guest lecturers is at the discretion of the speaker. Students are required to do weekly readings before each class to prepare for the lecture and discussions. The weekly required readings will be listed on Moodle. These readings or a link to the reading sources will be available on Moodle under each lecture topic. Details of any additional recommended readings will be made available on Moodle.

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Workload

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  • The total hours for this paper are 150 hrs (15 points). This paper has 48 hours of class contact time (4 hours/week). Successful completion of the paper will require approximately an additional 102 hours for study and assignment preparation. This means students need to spend at least eight hours per week working in addition to attending lectures. These figures are only approximations as students vary in both the amount of effort required and the level of grades they wish to achieve.
  • Students are expected to attend all lectures/tutorials and actively participate in classroom activities.
  • Students are expected to complete the weekly required readings in order to come prepared for the class discussions and activities.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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SOCP102/SOCPY100 & SOCPY200
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: SOCPY100 or SOCP102

Corequisite(s)

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: SOCW305, SOCW203

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