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Gold Coast Session 2 Session 2
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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

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Co-requisites

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Unit aim

Considers the planning processes necessary to allocate scarce resources in an equitable and feasible way within a society. Issues of social justice and equity are discussed within the context of specific communities and across the three levels of government. Socio-demographic data are analysed and interpreted and community consultation processes are emphasised

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction to social planning
Topic 2: Uses and limitations of social planning
Topic 3: Politics in social planning
Topic 4: Engaging with the community in social planning
Topic 5: Research skills for social planning
Topic 6: Using data and indicators in social planning
Topic 7: Applying theory to practice: case studies in social planning
Topic 8: Social innovation and enterprise: core concepts
Topic 9: Social innovation and enterprise: applications
Topic 10: Future directions in social planning.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 discuss and analyse the fundamental concepts of social planning and the social planning environment
2 assess and evaluate the effect of social plans and policies on people's lives and social wellbeing
3 critique the political aspects of social planning, taking into account equity and social justice issues
4 understand the role and potential of social innovation and social enterprise in planning and developing contemporary human services.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss and analyse the fundamental concepts of social planning and the social planning environment
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. assess and evaluate the effect of social plans and policies on people's lives and social wellbeing
    • GA6:
  3. critique the political aspects of social planning, taking into account equity and social justice issues
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. understand the role and potential of social innovation and social enterprise in planning and developing contemporary human services.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Wadsworth, Y, 2011, Do It Yourself Social Research, 3rd edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest. ISBN: ISBN 978 1 74237 063 7.

  • Wadsworth, Y, 2011, Do It Yourself Social Research, 3rd edn, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest. ISBN: ISBN 978 1 74237 063 7.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.