SWSP5406 Policy and Community
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- This unit address the nature of change and appropriate responses to the social policy and community environments in which social workers practice and encourages them to apply counter-oppressive principles in their developmental work. Students work in groups to cement their collaborative skills and design strategies to assist in linking individual needs with social and public issues.
- Students are able to (1) articulate theory for practice as change agents particularly in social policy and community environments; (2) develop appropriate collaborative change strategy designs in social policy and community practice settings; and (3) incorporate counter-oppressive processes in their developmental strategies.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) essay—framework for theorising own practice and (2) group project—planning exercise. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Susan Young
- Unit rules
- Advisable prior study:
- SWSP5429 Field Education 2: Final Placement (formerly SWSP8429 Field Education 2: Final Placement), SWSP5306 Indigenous People and Social Work, SWSP5630 Introduction to Psychosocial Theory (formerly SWSP5630 Developmental Practice), SWSP5301 Social Work Knowledge, Theory and Values
SWSP5631 Introduction to Social Work Methods
- Contact hours
- 3 hrs per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.