Restricted to MSW only
This unit explores how social work theories and contexts inter-relate as a basis for a framework for identifying the purpose and practice of social work. Historical and contemporary social work theories are examined, relying on diverse knowledges, including First Nations knowledges that are reshaping how social work is defined and practiced. This provides an important foundation for grounding your emerging frameworks for practice. Moral theories will help ground you in your understanding of principled and theoretically informed frameworks for action. You will consider the relationships between theories and practice as they apply to case scenarios each week. This unit prepares you for Social Work Practicum 1.
|Unit name||Social Work Theories, Values and Frameworks for 21st Century Practice|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Kate Vincent|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Jun||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Jun||14/6/2022||21/6/2022||1/7/2022||17/7/2022|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Compile and critique social work frameworks for practice that can inform transformative actions and strategies in practice, organisational and policy settings
- Elaborate how social workers can respond to oppressive and exploitative historical, cultural, social, geographic, economic and political dynamics and contexts in grounded, decolonising and principled ways.
- Build and trial a framework for social work practice as a life-long learning project through ongoing discussions with peers, supervisors and mentors, by keeping up-to-date with scholarly literature, and engaging in professional development activities.
- Construct and appraise culturally sensitive and relevant frameworks for social work practice that demonstrates your commitment to decolonising social work.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
This unit is delivered wholly online and runs as an intensive unit. The material will be delivered in 2 x 3hr sessions online each week. Learning activities include lectures (2 hours per week), self-directed learning activities using videos and reflective activities (2 hours per week), readings (1 hour); and online group discussion activities (1 hour). Five optional webinars are offered.
|Assessment||Online quiz (10%)|Weekly portfolio of evidence of developing a culturally sensitive and critical framework for practice (50%)|Online discussion post (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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