Community Practice Through Schools
Not available in 2013
This course aims to introduce human service workers to contemporary theoretical perspectives and models of community development, with a particular focus on school contexts. The course will explore the rationale for, and role of, school engagement in community development initiatives and the opportunities and challenges associated with this role. Strategies and skills for developing effective school/family/community relationships will be explored.
|Objectives||Through this course students will:
1. Enhance knowledge of the significance of family and community contexts in schooling
2. Enhance knowledge of contemporary models of community development.
3. Enhance knowledge of the role of schools in community development.
4. Enhance knowledge of the opportunities and challenges associated with developing relationships between schools, families and communities.
5. Develop strategies for, and skills in, the development of effective relationships between families, schools and communities.
6. Examine examples of early intervention and prevention initiatives developed in school settings.
7. Develop skills in critical self-reflection.
|Content||1. Community development - contemporary theory and models.
2. The role of schools in community development.
3. The role of families and communities in education.
4. Family and community contexts.
5. Opportunities and challenges of developing relationships between schools, families and communities.
6. Case studies of community development initiatives based in school settings.
7. Strategies and skills in community development through schools.
8. Partnership development.
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Relevant undergraduate degree.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
|Teaching Methods||Email Discussion Group
Experience Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|