The aim of working with communities is to enable community members to develop the expertise and experience they require to determine and pursue their collective priorities. The unit identifies and examines traditional and contemporary models of community work and social activism. Students will investigate the strengths and limitations of different models as well as develop an understanding of how each approach fits with their professional ethical base. A key focus of the unit is on drawing attention to community and individual strengths and how these can be maximised within a collaborative community focused approach.
Prescribed Text - DEVELOPING COMMUNITIES FOR THE FUTURE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN AUSTRALIA