Community Work Practice
Encourage a strategic approach to community action, development and education. Look back on the history and development of community work. Analyse the different frameworks that may apply to community work in rural, urban or group contexts.
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After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:
- Describe how the historical development of commsubjecty work relates to contemporary events
- Discuss relevant theories and concepts informing commsubjecty work
- Demonstrate an understanding of developmental approaches to commsubjecty work
- Overview the stages of the commsubjecty work method and the skills applicable to each stage
- Describe a number of strategic approaches to commsubjecty work, including commsubjecty service, commsubjecty action, commsubjecty work, commsubjecty development and commsubjecty education
- Demonstrate an awareness of issues around power and empowerment
- Discuss frameworks for understanding and promoting participation with particular reference to groups who have been excluded
- Describe the necessity for, and processes of, working with a number of stakeholders across various systems and the uses of networking to effect change.
- Discuss the steps involved in getting to know a commsubjecty
- Consider the application of commsubjecty development in key contexts, e.g. rural, regional, urban, new suburbs, with diverse groups as well as particular groups.
- Describe key commsubjecty work roles and strategies
- Critically analyse case studies to examine the ways in which commsubjecty development processes encourage and sustain change
- Identify the circumstances for choosing commsubjecty development over other approaches
- Demonstrate a capacity to reflect on own practice.
- What is Contemporary Community Practice?
- Context of Community Work Practice
- Building Community and Community Development - Framing Change
- Introducing Method - the logic of community practice
- Further Exploration of Method
- Method and Dialogue
- Community Development and Empowerment: Exploring the community development and empowerment through the work of indigenous community practice.
- Strategy in Community Development
- Market Economy and Market Society - impact of neo liberalism on human services and what this means for community practice.
- International Community Development Practice
- Critical Reflection of Practice: Developing a set of understandings regarding reflection on practice.
- Emerging Strategies, Global and Local
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
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Admission to MSocial Work OUA course required
Community has a central place in contemporary human service policy and practice. This degree locates the current emphasis on community within a wider historical, philosophical and theoretical context. The models, methods, skills and strategies of community work as they apply in different contexts are critically examined. Students are supported to re-examine their work from a community perspective and to plan, implement and evaluate a community-oriented task.
- Presentation (30%)
- Community Dev Practice (40%)
- Case Study (30%)