Capacity Building in Human Service

10 Units

Using intensive workshop mode this course provides students working in human service organizations with an opportunity to critically review concepts and theories underpinning individual, group and community capacity building processes. The course reviews practice examples and provides an opportunity for skill development and application to practice contexts.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Review theoretical paradigms underpinning capacity building.
  2. Examine practice skills aimed at developing strengths, resilience and capacity building.
  3. Apply capacity building concepts, theories and skills to a particular human service practice context.

The course includes:

  1. An overview of ideological and theoretical paradigm informing capacity building.
  2. Critical analysis of current theories and concepts related to capacity building, e.g. resilience, strengths, assets and community building.
  3. A study of case examples demonstrating the application of capacity building in the human services field.
  4. Workshop practice of capacity building skills.
  5. Application of capacity building concepts, theories and skills to human service settings.
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Assessment Items
  • Presentation: Presentations - Individual
  • Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Discusssion Paper
  • Report: Report

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Course Materials
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Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for SWRK6008
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