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Unformatted text preview: SOWK1002 SOWK1002 Introduction to Social Work Teaching Staff Teaching Staff Dr Eric Chui Associate Professor (E-mail: [email protected]) Telephone: 2859 2074 An Outline of Lecture 1 An Outline of Lecture 1 Aims of the Course An Overview of the Contents of the Course Learning (Teaching) Methods Assessment What is Social Work? Definition of Social Work Objectives of the Course Objectives of the Course see Course Outline, pp. 1-2 Parts Parts 1. What is Social Work? 2. Changing Contexts of Social Work 3. Key Elements of Social Work Personal Reflection Personal Reflection How can I maximize my learning within a How short period of time? short Skipping lectures (?) Skipping seminars (?) Memorizing what the lecturers have said Memorizing (?) (?) Learning Methods (I) Learning Methods (I) Lectures Lectures Classroom exercises and discussion Exposure Project Using WebCT Using WebCT Learning Methods (II) ­ Readings Learning Methods (I (1) (2) (3) Reading for Each Lecture (Weekly basis) [WebCT] [WebCT] Reading for Each Seminar [Reading Pack] Reading [Reading Supplementary / further Reading (course Supplementary outline, pp. 5-13] outline, Assessment (pp.13­18) Assessment (pp.1 Five major pieces of assessment: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Participation in tutorials – 10% Exposure Project (1,000 words) – 20% Seminar Presentation – not assessed Seminar not Individual Essay – 20% Final examination – 50% Learning Outcomes Learning Outcomes To define what social work is To understand the inter-relationship between ‘social work’ and ‘social welfare’ Why Study Social Work? (I) Why Study Social Work? (I) How about you? Making a positive difference to people’s lives Changing systems that keep people poor Interested in pursuing a secure job or a wellpaid job (?) Defining ‘Social Work’ Defining ‘Social Work’ ‘Some people use the term ‘social work’ to refer Some to any type of activity that is geared towards helping people solve their problems. For some people , during my own career as a social work practitioner, I was told by teachers, nurses, and others that they too did ‘social work’.’ (Thompson, 2000: 1) ‘social So what do you think? Understanding Social Work Understanding Social Work Statutory verus non-statutory duties Statutory duties Care versus control Being ‘caught in the middle’ Working towards social justice Thompson, N. (2000) Understanding Social Work: Thompson, Preparing for Practice, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Preparing Basingstoke, Macmillan. (Chapter 1) Macmillan. How are Social Work and Social Welfare Related? (I) - Social work as one form of social welfare Social work as ‘the personal social services’ which emphasize the welfare of individuals or groups (as opposed to the populace generally) How are Social Work and Social Welfare Related? (II) 1) 2) 3) Three premises underpinning social work and social welfare That the person is important That he or she has personal, family and community problems resulting from interaction with others That something can be done to alleviate these problems and enrich the individual’s life. Definition of Social Work Definition of Social Work (By International Federation of Social Workers) The social work profession promotes social change, The problem solving in human relationships and the empowerment and liberation of people to enhance well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and social systems, social work intervenes at the points where people interact with their environments. Principles of human rights and social justice are fundamental to social work. justice Source: http://www.ifsw.org/en/f38000138.html Next Time Next Time Social Work and Social Systems Read Johnson and Yanca (2007) before Read lecture lecture ...
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