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.
|Unit name||Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Social Work|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Jacob Prehn|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Assess personal enablers and barriers to working collaboratively and cooperatively with individuals and groups to facilitate entrepreneurial leadership practices
- Examine the effectiveness of collective models of leadership for improving social work client outcomes and achieving sustainable social change.
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
PrerequisitesHGW503, HGW512, HGW513, HGW516 and HGW527
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.
|Assessment||Group video and written reflection, 1000 words (50%)|Presentation of case study development (30%)|Written reflection on leadership, 1000 words (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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