Expression of Interest: Bachelor of Social Work Redevelopment
Open Polytechnic
Wellington, New Zealand
4d ago

Expression of Interest : Bachelor of Social Work Redevelopment

  • Principal Subject Matter Expert
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Mātauranga Māori Advisor(s)
  • Pacific Advisor(s)
  • The Open Polytechnic will be redeveloping its Bachelor of Social Work programme and is now looking for a number of experts to assist the project development team.

    The programme includes a range of 20-credit courses.

    Principal Subject Matter Expert

    The Principal Subject Matter Expert will play an important role in the course development team and will work closely with the Principal Learning Designer and Project Manager.

    They will guide and support a team of learning designers and coordinate subject matter experts,

  • to help deliver course content that is technically accurate, up-to-date and reflecting best practices in the sector in New Zealand,
  • to help ensure alignment of course content with course curriculum requirements, and
  • to help ensure efficient and effective use of SME time.
  • We expect the time commitment for the Principal Subject Matter Expert to average around 10-15 hours per week, with more input required at the beginning of the development.

    Person specifications and areas of expertise :

  • Relevant and up to date academic knowledge, a relevant qualification and practical experience in Social Work.
  • Experience teaching adult learners.
  • An appreciation of the appropriateness of learning approaches for Bachelor level students.
  • A sound understanding of the professional requirements for graduates of the Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Be able to identify and advise on the curation of appropriate resources.
  • Be the conduit for information and feedback between other subject matter experts and the rest of the team.
  • Be able to contribute to and support the creation of engaging, original and plain English content, digital assets, activities and assessments for a completely online environment.
  • Experience in working on team-based projects to a deadline
  • Be able to resolve issues raised by subject matter experts or learning designer and to escalate those, as necessary.
  • Be approachable.
  • Have a strong professional network.
  • Subject Matter Experts

    We need skilled and experienced people who have professional and academic experience in Social Work, along with a relevant qualification.

    The time commitment for these roles is expected to be 10-15 hours a week, depending on the specific requirements of the courses being developed, for a period of 3-4 months.

    Subject Matter Experts will provide input in, and feedback to, specific parts of the development, as needed. Specifically, they will contribute to courseware development by providing focused specialist information and advice within their key area of expertise. This may include :

  • Research and reflection of concepts.
  • Providing resource documents that explain the relevant concepts and provide the required information.
  • Drafting technical content to the required level of detail to meet requirements of learning outcomes
  • After each iteration of development, conducting peer reviews of courseware prepared by learning designers, with focus on technical gaps or inaccuracies.
  • A Māori or Pasifika cultural background would be of advantage.
  • Mātauranga Māori Advisor(s) / Pacific Advisor(s)

    We need skilled and experienced people who have employment, training or education experience in Social Work. The time commitment for these roles is expected to be a few hours a week, depending on the specific requirements of the courses being developed, for a period of around 4 months.

    Advisors will provide input in and feedback to specific parts of the development, as needed. Specifically, they will :

  • Consult with the development team to contribute to courseware development with a focus on their area of expertise, to contribute to bicultural outcomes.
  • Answer specific questions from the development team with focus on their key area of expertise.
  • Conduct peer reviews of course materials.
  • Particular areas of expertise required

  • Mātauranga Māori Advisor : extensive knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a Te Ao Māori perspective in the social work education context.
  • Pacific Advisor : extensive knowledge of Pacific peoples' perspectives in the Social Work education context.
  • To apply, please send a cover letter and your CV to LDD.EOI openpolytechnic.ac.nz by 5pm 25th October 2020. Only email applications will be considered, and applications may close early once suitable candidates are found.

    Your cover letter should outline your relevant academic knowledge and practical experience and your specific area of expertise.

    For questions about this contract role, please contact the Project Manager Monika Thomae on email Monika.Thomae openpolytechnic.ac.nz

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