Social workers acknowledge that we live in extra-ordinary times of uncertainty, disruption to the ‘business as usual’ and growing social, cultural, political, economic and environmental disparities. This unit equips you with intersectional analysis skills, theoretical knowledge and practice skills to understand, confront and respond to the multiple impacts of social injustice and human rights neglect and abuses. The unit begins by examining the contested nature of contemporary life and how history has shaped how social work has responded to social, cultural, economic and political problems. Through the prism of diverse knowledge relevant to the Australian context including First Nations perspectives and international frameworks such as the United Nations this unit examines the definitions and practices of social sustainability, social innovation and regenerative social work practice. This unit also uses intersectional and decolonising understandings of social work to develop students capacity to examine global and local contexts and identify how a social work response is ethically formulated and consistently aligned to sustainable and regenerative social goals. You can expect to engage with international and local case studies to decolonise your understandings of social sustainability, social innovation and regenerative practice and their relevance to contemporary social work. You can also expect to explore how to meaningfully engage with individuals, communities, and systems to trigger change focused on social sustainability and regeneration. Learning processes in this unit include self and collaborative critical reflection, mutual enquiry, group work, role plays, Yarning and dialogical discussions.
|Unit name||Social Innovation, Sustainability and Regenerative Social Work|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Reveal how discrimination, oppression, exploitation and inequality are maintained in systems and institutions using intersectional analysis.
- Analyse how locally relevant social injustice and human rights issues are linked to global social sustainability challenges in social work practice.
- Compose a statement of practice principles and values that are congruent with the decolonising agenda in social work and could inform social policy interventions focused on social sustainability goals.
- Propose new forms of ethical activism in social work practice that progress the decolonisation agenda and that respond to global inequalities and injustices.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Each week, you will complete an hour of online learning activities (including lectures, videos, podcasts and other activities).
You will also have approximately two hours of prescribed reading to complete each week.
In addition, you will attend 6 x 6- hour face-to-face intensives.
In total, you will need to allow 16-20 hours per week to complete all of the learning and assessments for this unit, including independent study.
There is an 80% attendance requirement to meet accreditation standards.
|Assessment||Written Critical Reflection. (20%)|Reflections on Learning. (40%)|Video Recorded Group Poster Presentation. (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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