Courses & Units

Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work HGW424

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Restricted BSW (Hons)

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 sustainable and 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 HGW424
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work
Coordinator Doctor Jacob Prehn
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

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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 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify personal enablers and barriers to working collaboratively and cooperatively with client groups, team members, managers and other professionals to develop respectful entrepreneurial leadership practices in social work.
  • Explain the potential of collaborative, cooperative and relational leadership models for improving social work client outcomes and achieving sustainable social change
  • Build collaborative and cooperative relationships with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders in assessments, planning, interventions and evaluations of social work practice
  • Appraise the collaborative and cooperative basis of social work decisions and practices by referring to theoretical knowledge, culturally relevant knowledge, professional practice standards, client and community outcomes and direct feedback
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090501 $1,812.00 $850.00 $993.00 $2,108.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

HGW302, HGW303, HGW308, HGW312 and HGW327

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Over a 10-week period, you will attend 5 x 6 hours face-to-face workshops (30 hours). 

Each week, over a 10-week period, you will complete an hour of online learning activities (including lectures, videos, podcasts and other activities). You will also have approximately one hour of reading to complete each week. In total, you will need to allow 8-10 hours per week to complete all of the learning and assessments for this unit, including independent study. An 80% minimum attendance requirement is needed to meet accreditation standards. 

AssessmentPresentation of case study development (30%)|Written reflection on leadership (20%)|Group video and written reflection (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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