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HSW235 - Community Development: Social Work Theory and Practice D

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Enrolment modes:

(B, CBD, S, X)

Offerings: Trimester 1
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

N Hosken (S)


A part of the pedagogy in this unit requires students to participate with CloudDeakin entries (at least one a week).
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


Community development work assists community groups to determine their own needs and to obtain resources to meet those needs. Community development is a form of practice, a broad philosophical and political approach which focuses on collective efforts to improve community wellbeing, and is based on a critical understanding of inequality in our sociopolitical structures. The unit aims to provide an understanding of community development theory and practice perspectives, to present different models of community work and to critically analyse the value and ideological underpinnings of community development practice. This unit is relevant for students across a number of professional practice areas.


Essay (2000 words) 50%, options paper (2000 words) 50%

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