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Building Practice Wisdom in Social Welfare (12 points)


Leader: Dr John Solas

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: This unit surveys and analyses the epistemological foundation of social welfare. It deconstructs orthodox conceptualizations of "knowledge" that predominantly inform social welfare practice, and contrasts these with postmodern and post-structuralist interpretations. Particular emphasis is placed on a critical examination of the power of knowledge and its relationship to practice wisdom in social welfare.

Assessment: Research paper (6,000 words): 60% + Learning contract (1000 words): 20% + Viva (3,500 word equivalent): 20%

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: GSC4309

Corequisites: GSC4311

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