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SU offers number whizz a life-changing opportunityhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8934SU offers number whizz a life-changing opportunity
‘Hold on to your conviction in life and never let it go’http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8908‘Hold on to your conviction in life and never let it go’
A meaningful and memorable welcoming for SU newcomers http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8885A meaningful and memorable welcoming for SU newcomers
Three students of the WOW school project make historyhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8848Three students of the WOW school project make history
Sooliman receives Social Justice Champion awardhttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/news/DispForm.aspx?ID=8745Sooliman receives Social Justice Champion award

 

 

The Amanzi Yimpilo projecthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGtFfD4x0GoThe Amanzi Yimpilo project

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Annual Social Impact Morning 2022http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5119Annual Social Impact Morning 20222022-02-10T07:00:00Z
e'Bosch - Stellenbosch University Annual Heritage Lecturehttp://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=5060e'Bosch - Stellenbosch University Annual Heritage Lecture2021-09-23T16:00:00Z
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http://www.sun.ac.za/siSocial Work Practice Education 388NATURE OF PRACTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMME The third year social work course consists of practice education as a credit-bearing subject which requires students to do an  integrated placement in casework, group work, community work and social work administration. Students in their third year of  study are placed at welfare organizations in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas. THE PROGRAMME OF PRACTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMME The practice education programme, which is intended to realise its core knowledge and applied competencies and the generic outcomes during the third year of study, comprises  of  continuous practice education in casework and social work administration for two semesters; continuous practice education in group work and social work administration for one semester; continuous practice education in community work and social work administration for two semesters; individual and group supervision;  evaluation of practice education at the end of each semester; summative assessment; journal; portfolio and orientation with a view to the integration of social work intervention for individuals, families, groups and communities as preparation for the practice education in the fourth year. COURSE OF PROGRAMME ​The days and dates on which the practice education is to be done in accordance with the practice education course appear in Appendix 2 of the study guide. The general arrangements that apply for, among other things, the programme to be followed as well as transport arrangements, appear in Appendix 4. The student does practice education during both the first and second semesters. This means that ​- on Mondays students hand in casework, group work or community work reports at the Department of Social Work, unless otherwise stated (see Appendix 2) - on Wednesdays students receive supervision at the Department of Social Work - on Thursdays students work at a welfare organisation for continuous practice education in casework, group work and community work (see Appendix 3) - in February 2022 students undergo a two-week orientation period for participation in a welfare programme at a welfare organisation and for the application of relevant intervention strategies with regard to the client systems involved.  1506
http://www.sun.ac.za/siSocial Work Practice Education 288THE NATURE OF PRACTICE EDUCATIONThe second year social work course consists of practice education as a credit bearing subject which requires students to do casework, group work and community work at welfare organisations. Students are placed in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas for practice education.ACTIVITIES TO DEMONSTRATE CORE KNOWLEDGE AND APPLIED COMPETENCIESThe specific activities of practice education that second-year students should execute to demonstrate the core knowledge and applied competencies are:1.     understand and implement the professional tasks of the phases of the intervention process in practice according to the needs and problems of individuals, groups and communities2.      identify, understand, assess and interpret the developing needs/problems and strengths of client systems, according to the values and principles of the social work profession3.     use communication skills with interviews, group sessions and meetings with individuals, groups and communities during the course of the intervention process4.    systematically document practice education activities and the administration thereof5.     constructively utilise structured supervision for professional development. COURSE IN PRACTICE EDUCATIONThe course of practice education whereby the aims and outcomes of the second-year must be achieved, are:1.     Casework:               During the first and second terms2 .     Group work:            During the second and third terms3.      Community work:    During the fourth term (Group project) COURSE OF THE PROGRAMME FOR PRACTICE EDUCATIONThe days and dates on which the practice education is to be done in accordance with the continuous practice education programme appear in Appendix 2 of the study guide. The general arrangements which apply for, among other things, the programme to be followed as well as for transport arrangements, appear in Appendix 4.The course of the practice education programme is as follows1.     Monday afternoons: Placement at a welfare organisation for continuous practice education2 .    Wednesdays: Handing in of files in duplicate before 10:00 in Room 473 in the cupboard for Social Work 288.3.      Fridays: Supervision at the Department of Social Work1507
http://www.sun.ac.za/siSocial Work Practice Education 488NATURE OF PRACTICE EDUCATION The fourth year social work course consists of practice education as a credit bearing subject which requires students to do an integrated placement in case work, group work, community work, social work administration and research for the duration of the academic year. Students are placed at welfare organisations in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas. ACTIVITIES TO DEMONSTRATE CORE SOCIAL WORK KNOWLEDGE AND APPLIED COMPETENCIES The specific activities of practice education that the fourth-year student should execute to demonstrate the core social  work knowledge and applied competencies, are to: engage with welfare programmes and/or projects which are managed by a welfare organisation select and apply appropriate intervention strategies with respect to individuals, families, groups and communities in accordance with the tasks that must be executed during the different phases of the intervention process integrate theory and practice through the selection and implementation of appropriate practice perspectives-, theories and –models in accordance with the needs of the client system (target groups) to whom services are rendered implement research-orientated practice document practice education activities and the administration thereof in an orderly and systematic manner execute a research project under structured guidance independently identify learning aims and utilise structured supervision demonstrate professional expertise that reflects creative and critical thinking, responsible decision making and assertiveness. CONTENT OF PRACTICE EDUCATION COURSE The practice education course, which is intended to realise its aims and outcomes during the fourth year of study, comprises: ​continuous practice education according to the unitary approach at the same organisation for two and half days (20 hours) a week throughout the academic year individual and group supervision evaluation of practice education at the end of each semester research journal summative assessment portfolio COURSE OF THE PRACTICE EDUCATION PROGRAMMEThe days and dates on which the practice education programme is to be done in accordance with the continuous practice education course appear in the Study guide. The course of the practice education is as follows: Mondays and Wednesdays: students spend a full working day (8 hours) on practice education at the organisation Thursdays: students receive supervision at the Department of Social Work Fridays: half a working day used for administration and research.The above programme for practice education makes possible continuity in rendering services to the client system. The students themselves plan the more specific course of the practice education programme in consultation with the supervisor and the field instructor. Two and a half working days must be devoted to case- group and community work as well as social work administration and social work research.​1503
http://www.sun.ac.za/siSocial Work Practice Education 188THE NATURE OF PRACTICE EDUCATIONThe first year social work course consists of practice education as a credit bearing subject which requires students to engage in mandatory online course in Advanced Engaged Citizenship for the first semester. Students are placed at Matie Community Service (Matie Gemeenskapsdiens). For the second semester students will be oreintated with regards to various institutions in the Stellenbosch area and surroundings.COMPETENCIES The activities to demonstrate the core knowledge and applied competencies of practice education pursued in the first year are directed at enabling students to: 1.     be involved as a volunteer in a welfare programme 2. understand the developmental needs and problems of specific age groups 3.     know resources and systems within the community and to understand their roles and functions 4. utilise structured group and individual supervision for the integration of theory and practice and professional development 5. document practice education activities according to prescribed requirements COURSE IN PRACTICE EDUCATION The specific activities for practice education, that the first year student should execute in order to demonstrate the core knowledge and applied competencies are:  1.      group and individual supervision sessions 2.     journal 3.     portfolio 4.     a declaration of confidentiality 5.     completion of online course, Advancing Engaged Citizenship at Matie Community Service (MGD)  6.     evaluation of practice education at the end of each semester COURSE AND CONTENT OF PROGRAMME FOR PRACTICE EDUCATION  1.     Content of course  The days and dates for practice education are, scheduled in accordance with the continuous programme for practice education, contained in Appendix 2 of the study guide. The general arrangements that apply for the programme as well as transport arrangements appear in Appendix 4. The student engages in practice education during both the first and second semesters. This means that: 1.1 on Mondays/Tuesdays students have supervision at the Department of Social Work; 1.2 on Tuesdays students engage in continuous practice education as a volunteer; 1.3 on Wednesdays students submit reports at the Department of Social Work, unless otherwise indicated (Appendix 2). ​ CONTINUOUS PRACTICE EDUCATION AT MATIE COMMUNITY SERVIC (MGD)Students are placed at Matie Community Service with the aim of:- developing knowledge and understanding about being a 21st century citizen- affording students the opportunity to engage as a volunteer at MGDStudents will attend various orientation sessions during the second semester with the aim of:- providing exposure to various welfare organisations in order to prepare students for the second year of social work1508
http://www.sun.ac.za/siCo-creating a culture of wellness in the Western Cape​Through the adoption of an all government and all society approach, the overarching goal of the WoW! Initiative is to co-create and sustain a culture of wellness at all levels of society in the Western Cape in order to prevent, reduce and better manage Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This programme represents a collaboration between the Western Cape Department of Health (WCDoH), Western Cape Government (WCG), Department of the Premier, WCG Department of Education, WCG Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, the Heart & Stroke Foundation SA, Times Media, Pharma Dynamics, Discovery Vitality and Eskom.1500
http://www.sun.ac.za/siOpen doors to future possibilities​​​​​This initiative provides, in the first instance an opportunity for high school learners from disadvantaged communities to visit the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, specifically the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Many young people from disadvantaged communities do not have adequate resources to visit tertiary educational facilities and do not always know what their future career possibilities are. Furthermore, the transition from a school environment to a tertiary educational institution for learners can be intimidating and may be reflected in poor performance as a result of unique challenges faced within a tertiary educational institution. This initiative will allow us to become more active citizens ​by engaging with our local communities and by bringing learners to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, and specifically, to inform them about research activities in research laboratories within the Department of Biomedical Sciences, and demonstrate simple practicals that have relevance to their curriculum, for instance using the microscpe to see plant versus animal cells and arrange visits to other facilities within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, such as the Anatomy museum. This project will also foster collaboration within the Department of Biomedical Sciences between the divisions of Clinical Anatomy, Molecular Biology and Human Genetics as well as the Division of Medical Physiology. Learners will be provided with literature regarding possible career paths and a list of bursaries available to students in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Learners will also be provided an opportunity to be informed on health topics which have relevance to everyday life by attending the Physiology mini-symposium. In this way they can interact with undergraduate students, who would likely be role models to the learners in that they represent what they might would like to achieve later on, after secondary school. We would also like to ensure that learners leave with new knowledge and insight, which they can apply in their lives. The Division of Medical Physiology will also facilitate visits for educational workshop activities at Voorbrug Senior Secondary and presented by students and staff within the department of Biomedical Sciences. This will also include talks on health topics relevant in the community of Delft, topics from participants on their journey to the faculty, particularly those persons from environments similar to those of the learners. In addition, the societal partner has expressed a need for assistance with the reinstatement of their life science laboratories, which have been vandalised. We will partner with our external industry partner, Axiology Labs and the school and form a collaborative effort to restore some of the facilities, such as removal of graffiti and painting of the laboratories and the provision of basic science kits. Furthermore, we acknowledge that many learners lack food security and need energy to remain focussed and to develop healthy minds and bodies, therefore we will provide learners with a meal during their visit. We would like this project to eventually help bridge the educational, cultural, social, health and economic divide that exists within our communities by targeting the youth who will eventually be the change-agents in their local communities, South Africa and the world at large. We hope that by opening the doors of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, we will be able to open up future possibilities for these young learners, which will uplift them, their communities, South Africa and the world at large.1487

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