WELF 7019 Power and Marginalisation
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102393
Coordinator Rimple Mehta Opens in new window
Description This unit complements theoretical frameworks introduced in Difference and Diversity to explore issues of power and marginalisation through the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, mental health consumers, children and young people, and people with disability. Practice and policy responses that challenge or reinforce power and marginalisation are explored.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1792 Master of Social Work (Qualifying).
- Critically apply theoretical frameworks to analyse the construction and processes of marginality.
- Analyse the impact of powerlessness, marginality, stigma and disadvantage, on individuals, families and communities.
- Analyse the history and contemporary debates in policy and practice relating to marginality and empowerment of children and families, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, mental health consumers, and people with disability.
- Evaluate social work�fs role in mediating power.
- Critically apply social work knowledge to respond effectively within a human rights and social justice framework at the individual and systemic level.
- Contemporary debates in policy and practice relating to marginalisation and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, mental health consumers, children and young people, and people with disability.
- Mediating power: the history of Australian social work in marginalisation and empowerment
- Understanding, contesting and privileging marginalised peoples
- Designing strategies for contesting policies and practices that marginalise
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Video Essay: Applying theories of power to contemporary debates in policy and practice relating to marginality and empowerment||10 minutes||40||N||Individual|
|Presentation: Critical analysis of many social work practice areas (e.g. child protection, criminal justice, disability, community development, international development) and the power/ marginality dimensions from a human rights/ social justice framework||20 minutes||30||N||Group|
- Tascon, S. & Ife., J. Disrupting Whiteness in Soicial Work
2022 Semester 2
Parramatta City - Macquarie St
Subject Contact Hongjae Park Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.