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SCWK6943: Practice Theory Development

This unit aims to provide students with an understanding of a range of theoretical perspectives underpinning social work research and practice in a range of settings. This unit will offer students the opportunity to reflect upon the relative contributions of these perspectives towards achieving social justice, particularly with marginalised individuals and communities. Developing requisite knowledge, skills and values to engage in critically reflective social work research and practice is a core component of this unit. Students are encouraged to reflect upon and analyse research and practice through multiple lenses.

Code SCWK6943
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate the application of critical knowledge about social work theories and practices and to articulate the influence of the cultural, philosophical, ideological, practical, ethical, social and environmental context on theory and practice development
  • LO2. analyse and critique theories and perspectives underpinning social work practice in relation to their relative contributions towards achieving commonly articulated social work objectives
  • LO3. develop connections between social work theories, practices and research
  • LO4. use critical thinking and communication skills (recollection, comprehension, application, analysis, evaluation, justification and synthesis) in different social work related contexts
  • LO5. communicate in a professional and reflective manner and demonstrate the ability to use social work knowledge and skills
  • LO6. demonstrate a critical disposition.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.