Introduction to Social Work and Human Service Practice
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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Illustrate the role and value of micro, meso and macro social work responses to contemporary social justice and human rights issues using contemporary case scenarios.
- Use critical social work theories and critical analytical skills to reveal how historical and current inequalities of power and privilege are constructed.
- Identify personal beliefs and values and consider their impact for social work practice by using critical reflection skills and engaging with constructive feedback from others.
- Examine how social work is shaped and constrained by key national and international contexts and discourses by collaborating with others.
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This subject introduces you to the foundations of social work practice in human service organisations. You will develop critical analytical skills to explore historical and contemporary inequalities of power and privilege based on, for example, race, gender, sexuality, geographic location and health status. Through this examination, you will be able to clarify the role of social work to create more inclusive, just and humane societies. You will gain an understanding about the purpose and domains of social work practice, professional standards, knowledge for practice, and ethics. Practice fields and methods of intervention are covered to illustrate how social workers work in micro, meso and macro environments to create a more just society and to protect and enable human rights.
- Journal of Learning Provocations (40%)
- Group Class Presentation of Social Work Practice Challenges and Individual Written Reflection (40%)
- Respectful Online Discussion of a Social Issue and Participation in Discussions (20%)
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