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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
Domestic fee $888.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 40
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.