Unit

School Of Social Sciences And Psychology

Ideologies of Practice in Social WorkWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400517.5

Discipline: SOCIAL WORK

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 4

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Frances Gale


Prerequisite
400521 Field Education 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1666 Bachelor of Social Work) or 1713 - Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Social Work


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Social work practice is not a neutral activity arising from an objective viewpoint but is inextricably bound to varying ideologies and propositions that are concerned with human conduct. This subject examines the various ideologies that inform psycho-social and political analysis. Ideologies such as liberalism, critical feminism, critical masculinity, critical class theory, critical race theory, and adultism, and their explanations for psycho-social problems and proposals for change are examined in relation to methods of social work practice. Students will be encouraged to explore how all theory and practice methods incorporate ideological assumptions and how, therefore, the construction of creative solutions demands practice that is reflective and self-critical.



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