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Community Work Practice HGW612


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This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.   This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.


This unit introduces students to a range of issues relating to the array of ideas, practical ways and traditions found in transformative, progressive and dialogical community work practice. The unit explores: the contested nature of the concept of community; critical perspectives on the nature and meaning of community practice; the wide range of values and ideological frameworks for community work practice; the roles and processes a social worker takes, participates in and facilitates during community work; current trends in local, national and international community work practice and the critiques and contradictions that exist in the thinking and the doing of community work practice as we understand it in the West.


Unit name Community Work Practice
Unit code HGW612
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Social Work

Dr Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa

Teaching staff

Dr Joselynn Baltra-Ulloa

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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