In this unit students will examine the relationships between politics, policy and impact, in their chosen area. Students will analyse the role of advocacy, agency and power dynamics in influencing and implementing policy. Students learn how to proactively manage the impact of politics and policy on their professional identity and practice. As policy is normally written in the context of a community of thought, students will undertake all assessments in this unit in small groups or pairs. Part of the learning in this unit involves negotiating their role and the roles of others within these working groups. Students will be supported through this process.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to relevant texts will be available via VU collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):