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SCWK1001: Social Justice Practice

Social justice is a core value of many professions, organisations and social change movements. This unit engages students in learning about social justice practices, including historic patterns as well as new strategies and new challenges. Students will have opportunities to learn about important social justice practitioners in their area of interest and will be encouraged to explore their own personal or interpersonal connections to power, privilege and oppression. The unit will appeal to students interested in advancing social justice in future projects or professional activities.

Code SCWK1001
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand core social justice theories, values and perspectives as they apply in organisations, movements and professions
  • LO2. demonstrate knowledge of social justice strategies, including community-building, advocacy, political and policy analysis and ethical and legal issues relevant to social justice work in organisational settings
  • LO3. undertake a systematic critical reflection in order to make connections with personal or interpersonal connections to power, privilege and oppression
  • LO4. use multimedia strategies to communicate research findings on one particular case conceptualisation of individual or organisational social justice practice
  • LO5. critically analyse past and current theory, research and practice on effective social justice advocacy and practices.