Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart
This unit will situate ‘the individual’ in the context of person, family and their extended network of support. You will be encouraged to reflect upon your own values, beliefs and self-care needs, and that of others, in order to broaden your understanding of ‘the individual’ and the positive, respectful and empowering relationships that underpin quality individualised support. In this unit, you will explore a diverse range of lived experiences and cultural contexts. You will be introduced to the ethical principles of human rights, equity, justice, choice and control, and examine various ways in which the needs, goals and preferences of each person can be reflected in the planning and delivery of meaningful, individualised support.
In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
|Unit name||Respecting the Individual and Their Context|
|Coordinator||Mr Nicholas (Nick) Arnott|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
|Launceston||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Critically reflect upon the concept of ‘the individual’ from multiple perspectives and in diverse contexts.
- Apply knowledge of human rights, ethics, justice and cultural capability to plan and advocate for positive life outcomes for self and others.
- Use personal and professional understanding of diverse lived experiences to promote dignity, citizenship, choice and self-determination in the design and delivery of individualised support.
- Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for personal and professional development
|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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
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.
2 x 1.5 hour online tutorials per semester and 1 x 4 hour workshop (on campus or online).
|Assessment||AT3: Reflection on Learning - Portfolio Activity (30%)|AT2: Representation of 'the Individual' (50%)|AT1: Personal Values Inventory and Analysis (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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