|Semester 2, 2022 Online|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Psychology and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Professional Pathway Social Wk|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||30 June 2022|
Examiner: David Steggall
Pre-requisite: HSW2120 and CDS1000
Young people aged between 12- 21, represent the next generation of contributing members of Australian society. In certain communities (e.g. Indigenous) young people constitute the largest population cohort. There are however, a number of challenges to gaining and maintaining the quality of life of youth such depression, unemployment, sexual and physical violence, drug and alcohol usage. Youth work has occupied an integral role in fostering youth development, participation in society and has assisted young people to gain critical skills that enhance their capabilities in independent living, resilience and leadership.
This course will explore contemporary and distinctive youth work practices. Students will explore the different perspectives and experiences of young people, youth workers and other critical stakeholders. Content presented will enable students to critically appraise the evolution of youth work within a cultural and sociological framework that considers matters of agency, health and empowerment.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Explain and apply different perspectives to youth work practice including their own perspectives;
- Examine key factors that inform contemporary youth practice in Australia and internationally;
- Identify practice challenges for individuals and communities and factors that influence the quality of life for youth of today;
- Analyse specific scenarios or situations and apply responsive youth work practices and approaches.
- Critically reflect on the practices of contemporary youth work in Australia and globally.
|1.||Youth concepts: Historical, contemporary, global||20.00|
|2.||Foundations of Youth Work practice||25.00|
|3.||Youth: Policy and law||15.00|
|4.||At risk youth: Indigenous, LGBTI, NESB, disability, rural||20.00|
|5.||Context of Youth work||20.00|
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Student workload expectations
To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.
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