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SWK4121 Social Work Theory and Practice 4: Activism and Social Change
Credit Points: 15
SWK4111 Social Work Theory and Practice 3: Collective Interventions
SWK4115 Field Placement 2

This unit explores social work activism by an analysis of social change as expressed through social movements for justice and peace. The unit considers the many ways in which social workers may intervene and respond at both a local individual and community level and at a global level. It presents a holistic model of social change premised on structural and post structural theorising which allows social workers to intervene across the broad spectrum of fields of practice in ways which enhance peoples’ well-being and contribute to their struggles for justice, human rights and sustainable development. It has a strong focus on social work practice as being progressive and activist oriented enacting a social change agenda, and working in partnership with disadvantaged communities both locally and internationally.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
K41Bachelor of Social Work - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013