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SCWK6943: Practice Theory Development

2024 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Social Work

Code SCWK6943
Academic unit Social Work
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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 availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Intensive September 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 Early 2020
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2021
Normal evening Remote
Semester 2a 2021
Block mode Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2022
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Normal evening Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Intensive September 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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