Study Guides and Workshop Preparation Tasks
to the subject materials for WS4511 – Professional Development for Social Work
Practice. We hope you find the materials in this subject both thought provoking
and relevant for your professional practice. Feedback on the Study Guide and
readings is always welcome; your experience with subject material is considered
as JCU courses evolve.
beginning to work your way through the units for this subject, you should
ensure that you have familiarised yourself with the material in the Subject
Outline, which contains important information on the subject structure,
assessment, policies, details of how to contact staff teaching in the subject,
and so forth.
Structure to guide your
in this subject has been divided into three units. Each of these units is
organised in a similar fashion, with every unit outlining the unit Key Idea and Learning Objectives in the online unit document along with links
to the unit Study Guide and Additional Resources. Each unit Study
Guide contains the following sections:
Discussion on the Key
Idea of the unit topic;
brief Commentary on the Required
Readings that relate to each
three Review and Reflection
Questions that will contribute to the successful
completion of your assessment.
of these sections is explained in greater detail below.
unit in this subject will begin with a brief statement of the key idea(s) that
are the focus of the unit topic. This is a useful ‘shorthand’ way of knowing
what you are looking for as you begin to read the material and, afterwards, of
checking to see if you have understood the material and readings that are
presented in the unit.
each unit, a set of learning objectives will be identified. These act as a
guide to what you should have achieved at the end of the unit, i.e. by the time
you have read the unit and the associated readings. You may find it useful to
look at these prior to beginning the unit, but perhaps more importantly, to
look back at them once you have completed the unit so that you can monitor your
progress against the intended outcomes.
unit will contain some discussion of the unit topic. This, along with the
commentary of the required readings, is the external equivalent of the subject
‘lectures’. You will probably find it useful to read this material prior to
doing the required readings for the unit.
Required Readings and
Video Case Studies
each unit, a number of readings have been identified that are intended to
provide you with extra information, insights, perspectives on the topic under
consideration. Required Readings must
be completed in order to pass the subject and are taken from your textbook
for the subject. There are also two
video case studies. You can link to these case studies on the WS5611
LearnJCU site. You must view both case studies as both will be
explored during the workshop. For your presentation, you will need to select one of the case
studies to reflect on in more depth.
Recommended readings are just that:
recommended to read to enhance your knowledge and awareness of the topic. Many
of these readings are recent, Australian publications but some have also been
drawn from international sources and from older publications where these are
relevant and useful. You will see that some of these recommended readings are
taken from Empowering social workers: Virtuous practitioners (2017).
This book discusses the need for ‘virtuous practitioners’ and shares inspiring
stories of Australian social workers, including our own retired JCU social work
staff member, Ginni Hall. We hope their stories will inspire and energise you
as you begin your own professional journeys.
each unit, there will be some intensive preparation tasks. These are not
to be handed in for marking, they are simply provided as tasks that may
help you to develop a better understanding of the material being presented in
the unit and to prepare you for the workshop. You may find it useful to keep a
notebook with your attempts at these tasks in it and review this towards the
end of the subject.
Review and Reflection
each unit, a number of Review and Reflection Questions will be identified. They
are provided as a learning tool to help ensure that you have covered and
understood the material in the unit. They will prepare you for the successful
completion of your assessment. If you find that you don’t know the answers to
some questions, you may like to go back to the readings or discussion and look
at the material again.
so there are 3 units so you have to do in need 700 words for each so total will be 2100 words
you have to fill the answer within the attached pdf files
also check attached studies video link in the zip file. and other relevant material. if you need thing else please let me know