Capacity Building in Human Service

Description

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.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 1 - 2015

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

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.

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Assessment Items

Presentation: Presentations - Individual

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Discusssion Paper

Report: Report

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term