Lecture 12 (Powerpoint)

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Lecture 12 Revision
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Course Objectives (see  Course Outline, pp. 1-2 Course Outline, pp. 1-2) To have a critical understanding the role and purpose of  social work in the society To be equipped with knowledge base of social work  practice To comprehend the ethics, values and history of the  profession of social work To be able to examine different types of activities that social  workers engage in and the sites where they work To learn some theories and models of social work practice To be able to identify several challenges facing the  profession of social work
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Contents Covered Part 1 – What is Social Work? Part 2 – Changing Contexts of Social  Work Part 3 – Key Elements of Social  Work  
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Part 1 – What is Social  Work?  (I) Some people use the term ‘social work’ to refer to any  Some people use the term ‘social work’ to refer to any  type of activity that is geared towards helping  type of activity that is geared towards helping  people solve their problems. For some people ,  people solve their problems. For some people ,  during my own career as a social work practitioner,  during my own career as a social work practitioner,  I was told by teachers, nurses, and others that they  I was told by teachers, nurses, and others that they  too did ‘social work’.’ (Thompson, 2000: 1) too did ‘social work’.’ (Thompson, 2000: 1)
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Work?  (II) The social work profession promotes social change,  The social work profession promotes social change,  problem solving in human relationships and the  problem solving in human relationships and the  empowerment and liberation of people to enhance  empowerment and liberation of people to enhance  well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and  well-being. Utilising theories of human behaviour and  social systems, social work intervenes at the points  social systems, social work intervenes at the points  where people interact with their environments.  where people interact with their environments.  Principles of human rights and social justice are  Principles of human rights and social justice are  fundamental to social work. fundamental to social work.
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