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This unit examines the history and context of local, national and international relationships between Western culture and Non-Western cultures. The unit focuses on social work practice with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities. Using the notion of Whiteness to critique and debunk current social work practice in Australia that perpetuates colonisation, assimilation and racism, the unit focuses on contemporary postcolonial theories and practice models. The processes of critical reflection, mutual enquiry, group discussions, role plays and dialogical learning will consistently be used to explore the global and local political, social, cultural and personal contexts of Western social work practice in relation to diverse populations. Students are challenged to examine and reflect on self and the social work profession in relation to intercultural exchanges to develop decolonised ethical frameworks of practice.
|Unit name||Intercultural Social Work 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|
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- critique and compare the nature and realisation of decolonising postcolonial intercultural social work thought and practice.
- locate and examine the history of colonisation, power and privilege as they define the purpose, scope and practice of decolonising postcolonial intercultural social work.
- construct and justify a detailed ethical framework for intercultural social work practice that integrates what is learnt about power and privilege.
- develop and integrate the qualities of a critical, reflexive practitioner by locating and modifying the self in relation to personal and professional sources of power and privilege that impede decolonising postcolonial intercultural social work practice.
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PrerequisitesHGW512 - Practice Frameworks for Change AND HGW513 - Social Work Practicum I AND HGW514 - Social Work in Context AND HGW515 - Research & Policy for Change AND HGW516 - Ethical, Legal & Organisational Contexts of Practice AND HGW517 - Direct Practice 1 & Professional Communication
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|
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