Critical Reflective Practice in Social Work - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Critical Reflection on Practic (50%) , Assignment 2 - Practice Framework Outline (10%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,188.00
HECS 782.00

7063HSV Critical Reflective Practice in Social Work will develop knowledge and skills about critical theory, critical thinking and critical reflection.  They will learn to critically analyse their own practice and how to maintain a critical gaze/agenda. Students will consolidate and articulate their practice framework.

Please refer to the Griffith University website for further information on this Unit.

  • Assignment 1 — Critical Reflection on Practic (50%)
  • Assignment 2 — Practice Framework Outline (10%)
  • Presentation — Practice Framework presentatn (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Course must be completed alongside HSV7144 2b (Field Placement 2)

  • Broadband access — Student must have online access to course sites
  • Includes Travel — Students are required to arrange their own travel and accommodation to and from the Griffith University Gold Coast Campus for the 1-week intensive
  • Some on campus attendance — This unit includes a 1-week compusory intensive at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to the Course
2What is critical reflective practice?
3Critical practice - self, self awareness & frameworks
4Critical practice - thinking and analysis
5Critical practice - generating knowledge from practice
6Critical practice- action: skills, process and challenging structural inequality & disadvantage
7Critical practice - Challenges of working with service users
8Critical practice - reflections on ethics
9Developing Frameworks for Practice (invited guests)
10Challenges of working within teams and organisations
11The challenge of being a professional social worker
12Summary and Evaluation

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
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