Family-Professional Partnerships

Subject EDUC90264 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 12 hours online component and 12 hours lectures
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject addresses the impact of disability on contemporary family life; principles and practices involved in working in partnership with parents, including codes of ethics; consultancy skills; issues in privacy, confidentiality and information management; authentic family centred assessment; family resilience; the MAPS process; team processes, leadership and effectiveness; cultural issues and communication.


On completion of this subject, students should be able to
• Evaluate and apply new knowledge;
• Apply analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills in relation to families and professionals;
• Apply principles of collaboration and teamwork when working with families;
• Apply cultural sensitivity, understanding and problem solving when working with families;
• Clearly communicate to families and service providers.
• Understand and apply codes of ethical conduct
• Understand models of leadership

  • A critical review of articles (2000 words), due mid-semester (50%)
  • An essay (2000 words), due end of semester (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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