Reasons for Social Work: SOAD1008 Assignment 1
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Assignment 1 (due by midnight Sun 13th September 2015)
Students are to choose ONE of the following topics to address below:
How to use this guide:
- First check the 'Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries' page: to find key words, concepts and overviews
- Then choose the page relevant to your question: check the tabs to be guided through the following processes...
- Using reading lists
- Defining keywords
- Searching in FindIt@Flinders
- Using databases
(Note: each "using reading lists" page takes a slightly different approach to searching so it's worth checking them all)
- Evaluate your results: adjust your search or try a different search tool if needed
- Have a look at websites: for 'grey literature', statistics, codes of ethics etc.
- ...and finally: check the 'Topic educational aims' and Topic outcomes' tabs on this page to assess how you're travelling.
Don't forget: if you need additional help please contact your Liaison Librarians (details on the right).
Keep in mind the educational aims outlined in the topic guide.
- Introduce the student to diverse views and historical intentions of social work, including some of the politics of social work as a profession
- Explore this diversity of views from a range of perspectives; the state, civil society, clients and citizens
- Introduce the student to what is distinct and common to social work
- Explore the values and human rights base of social work and theoretical knowledge
- Introduce social work fields, modes and methods
- Establish a basis for future studies and social work identity development
Also be mindful of the expected outcomes for the course.
- Be familiar with the history of the development of social work and the relevance for contemporary professional practice
- Demonstrate an understanding of what is the core or common value base of social work
- Demonstrate an understanding of the notion of fields, models and methods of practice in social work
- Be able to articulate social work values including those endorsed by AASW Code of Ethics
- Be able to articulate a range of reasons for social work (including your own reasons).