SOWK624-17W (D) Whole Year 2017 (Distance)

Social Policy Theory and Practice Integration

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2017
End Date: Sunday, 19 November 2017
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 3 March 2017
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 8 September 2017


This is a two-part course. In part one, policy theory is considered and policy development examined. Particular emphasis is given to a thorough appreciation of key policy concepts and their application in an Aotearoa New Zealand setting. Alongside this, fieldwork practice experiences are critically examined in practice labs, reinforcing the importance of the theory/practice interface and highlighting a practice awareness of diverse client populations. Part two of the course advances this theory/practice mode of learning. Using a policy orientation, particular emphasis is given to the interrelationship of power dynamics, policy development and implementation, as well as exploring strategies for effecting change. Teaching emphasises reflective and reflexive leaning strategies as internship experiences are contemplated and considered in relation to internship experience in an iterative fashion.


Subject to approval of the Head of School


SOWK451, SOWK 625

Course Coordinator

Letitia Meadows


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Critical Incident Analysis 15 May 2017 25% 1500 words maximum
Case Presentation using Narrated Powerpoint 31 Jul 2017 35% 15 minutes maximum
Journal Article 18 Sep 2017 40% 5,000 words maximum

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $888.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 40

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All SOWK624 Occurrences

  • SOWK624-17A (D) Any Time Start 2017 (Distance)
  • SOWK624-17W (D) Whole Year 2017 (Distance)