First, this unit assists students to develop an historical understanding of these theories and perspectives and their philosophical underpinnings. Second, students will examine contemporary critical social work approaches such as anti-oppressive and anti-racist practices and apply these to practice scenarios. Third, throughout this unit, students will build on their capacity for reflection by engaging with critical self-reflection as a foundational component of a developing practice framework.
96 credit points of first year core ABSW units.
|1.||Locate critical social work theories, perspectives and approaches in an historical context;|
|2.||Investigate the philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of the key contemporary critical social work perspectives;|
|3.||Understand key critical social work approaches and how they are applied in contemporary practice; and|
|4.||Demonstrate engagement with critical self-reflection as a foundational component of contemporary practice.|
|Review||Review of readings (1,000 words)||25%|
|Project||'Whiteness' Inventory and critical reflection (1,200 words)||35%|
|Case Study||Application of Critical Social Work Perspective to practice (1200 words)||30%|
|Other||Critically Reflective Discussion (400 words)||10%|
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