This unit develops students’ knowledge and skills in policy work, recognising that social workers are policy actors who make an important contribution to a range of policy making activities. Drawing upon social work values and theories of policy making, students will critically analyse contemporary social policies and consider their impacts on disadvantaged people and communities. They will also learn how to collaborate with other policy actors, foster community activism and devise strategies to advocate for more socially just policies.
- Social work, social policy and community activism: contemporary contexts and issues
- Social policy theory part 1: key concepts and competing values
- Social policy theory part 2: models, processes and actors
- Social policy theory part 3: ideology and discourse
- Social work and policy practice part 1: research and critical analysis
- Social work and policy practice part 2: advocacy and activism
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||examine the contribution of social workers to policy development, advocacy and activism|
|2||employ policy concepts and theories to critically analyse contemporary social policy issues impacting on disadvantaged people and communities|
|3||devise strategies to foster community activism and advocate for policies that align with social work values and objectives|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- examine the contribution of social workers to policy development, advocacy and activism
- employ policy concepts and theories to critically analyse contemporary social policy issues impacting on disadvantaged people and communities
- devise strategies to foster community activism and advocate for policies that align with social work values and objectives
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