Students use skills in research and critical thinking to identify and analyse contemporary public debates about social issues/problems, and present these debates in ways that promote social inclusion, equality and empowerment in social work practice.
192 Credit Points (Core ABSW Year 1 and Year 2)
|1.||Articulate and analyse the role of social policy in addressing social problems and social change;|
|2.||Synthesise and apply knowledge about the Australian social policy cycle with reference to contemporary social issues;|
|3.||Critically analyse contemporary Australian social policies using theoretical frameworks; and|
|4.||Articulate the links between social issues, social policy and social change from a social work perspective.|
|Test||Structured questions on theory of a policy (1 hour)||20%|
|Report||Writing a policy brief (2,500 words)||50%|
|Presentation||Group oral presentation (1,500 words)||30%|
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