Capacity Building in the Human Services
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
Using intensive workshop mode this course provides students working in human service organizations with an opportunity to critically review concepts and theories underpinning individual, group and community capacity building processes. The course reviews practice examples and provides an opportunity for skill development and application to practice contexts.
The objectives of this course are to:
1. Review theoretical paradigms underpinning capacity building.
2. Examine practice skills aimed at developing strengths, resilience and capacity building.
3. Apply capacity building concepts, theories and skills to a particular human service practice context.
The course includes:
1. An overview of ideological and theoretical paradigm informing capacity building.
2. Critical analysis of current theories and concepts related to capacity building, e.g. resilience, strengths, assets and community building.
3. A study of case examples demonstrating the application of capacity building in the human services field.
4. Workshop practice of capacity building skills.
5. Application of capacity building concepts, theories and skills to human service settings.
Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term