Courses & Units

Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work HGW605

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit extends understanding of what it means to initiate responses to social problems, take responsibility for enacting and leading these responses, and being a part of ventures that do the same. Collaborative and collective social work leadership approaches and skills are taught to equip you with knowledge and skills about how you can leverage solidarity, cooperation and consensus to address injustices. The unit builds on these ideas by exploring social entrepreneurship and innovation in social work. You will be encouraged to think of yourself in the roles of social intra- and entrepreneurs and you will be taught a range of practical skills to support creative collaborative and participative change projects. You can expect to engage in processes of self and collective critical reflection, mutual enquiry, group discussions, role plays and dialogical learning as they explore practices of innovation and collaborative leadership in the 21st century.

Summary

Unit name Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work
Unit code HGW605
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Assess personal enablers and barriers to working collaboratively and cooperatively with individuals and groups to facilitate entrepreneurial leadership practices.
  2. Examine the effectiveness of collective models of leadership for improving social work client outcomes and achieving sustainable social change.
  3. Propose and evaluate leadership approaches that enable collaborative and entrepreneurial interventions that are underpinned by cooperative relationships and decision-making in all areas of social work practice.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090501

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

HGW503, HGW512, HGW513, HGW516 and HGW527

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

60 minute lecture, weekly

5 x 360 minute workshops

80% minimum compulsory attendance requirement to pass the unit.

Assessment

Written reflection on leadership 1000-words (20%); Presentation of case study development 1000-words (30%); Group video and written reflection 1000-words (50%).

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Textbooks

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