Becoming a critical social work practitioner

Becoming a critical social work practitioner

The course explores what it means to become a critical social work practitioner by using a series of activities and readings to guide you through some new and important concepts. An understanding of ‘critical perspectives’ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to the challenging problems that arise in social work practice.

You will be introduced to a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between the personal and the social processes in people’s lives.

The course also explores the relationship between justice and care and control, and the practical and ethical dilemmas in this relationship.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course : K315 Social Work Programme.

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
    1 Myths and misconceptions
    2 How active should young people be?
    3 The challenge of change
    4 Encouraging physical activity
  • Conclusion
  • Keep on learning
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
+ Course description

The course explores what it means to become a critical social work practitioner by using a series of activities and readings to guide you through some new and important concepts. An understanding of ‘critical perspectives’ will help you take a positive and constructive approach to the challenging problems that arise in social work practice.

You will be introduced to a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between the personal and the social processes in people’s lives.

The course also explores the relationship between justice and care and control, and the practical and ethical dilemmas in this relationship.
This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course : K315 Social Work Programme.

+ Course outline
  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
    1 Myths and misconceptions
    2 How active should young people be?
    3 The challenge of change
    4 Encouraging physical activity
  • Conclusion
  • Keep on learning
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

   15 hours study

  Level 3: Advanced

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   15 hours study

  Level 3: Advanced

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between personal and social processes in people’s lives
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.
+ Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate a critical understanding of the nature and boundaries of personal and professional discretion and judgement in the delivery of social work services; recognising the complex tensions between personal and social processes in people’s lives
  • demonstrate an understanding of the complex relationship between justice, care and control and the practical and ethical effects of this relationship.

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Download this course for use offline or for other devices