School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

International Community Work PracticeWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101385.2

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
This unit is designed to prepare students for an overseas field placement and requires practice and knowledge skills in community development and international context as identified in the pre-requisite.

Equivalent Units
C3177 - International Community Work Practice

400506 Community Work and Community Development

400610 International Community Development

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in course 4524 - Bachelor of Community Welfare (International Social Development).

About this Unit
This unit is designed to prepare students for their field placement in an overseas country or community. International community work practice is concerned with strategies for social change and social development which involve working with local communities, and a range of agencies and groups. Students will select 3 skills modules relevant to the specific work that they will be undertaking in their international placement. In addition particular attention will be paid to issues related to being a temporary guest or outsider in a community, principles of adult learning and skills transfer for sustainable development. Students will be expected to develop both skills and appropriate attitudes towards community work in different communities. It is intended that this unit will be integrated with theories and concepts from 400610 International Community Development and build on skills and theory learnt in the units 400190 Welfare Field Education and 400506 Community Work and Community Development.

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