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Description : This course is an introduction to a particularly broad and complex topic: the relationship between ideas about social work and what social workers actually do. The sorts of questions that we will be considering in this course are: What is it that social workers actually do? What is social work supposed to be trying to achieve - and how should we go about it? What ideas or theories do in fact - or should - underlie social work practice? On what basis should - or do - social workers make decisions about how to respond to different situations? What techniques are available to social workers? How does social work relate to other professional groups who may work with the same service users? How do social work values relate to theory and practice? Program : What is Social Work Practice and why do we need Theory? What? How? Why? Past, Present, Future: Perspectives on Change Different Levels: Groups, Families, Communities and Society Sharing Responsibility: Collaborative Working Soft Policing? The use of Statutory Powers Open to Possibilities: The Art of Reflective Practice Further Info : Assessment Method After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course. What's Included All study materials Study Guide Full Tutor and Admin support

Description : This course is an introduction to a particularly broad and complex topic: the relationship between ideas about social work and what social workers actually do. The sorts of questions that we will be considering in this course are: What is it that social workers actually do? What is social work supposed to be trying to achieve - and how should we go about it? What ideas or theories...

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