SK507 (WA1) Social Justice and Transformative Social Work Practices
Wilfrid Laurier University
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

Faculty / Academic Area :

Faculty of Social Work

Department : Master of Social Work

Term : Winter 2021 - Jan. 4 - Feb. 14

Days / Times : Online

Campus : Online Learning

Hours per week / Hours Total : 36 hrs total Anticipated Class Size : 25

Additional Course Requirements : None Notes on Additional Course Requirements : In accordance with Article 16.1.2 (d) in multi-sectioned courses, for the sake of consistency, to cooperate with approved departmental policies with regard to the design and presentation of course materials, and the evaluation of students.

Position Summary : Transformative social work practice is understood to encompass critical reflexivity and action that aims to disrupt current social inequalities and manifestations of power inherent in the delivery of social services and community work.

The fluid concept of social justice will be deconstructed and explored through a variety of theoretical lenses including, but not limited to Indigenous, anti-racist, feminist, queer, disability and transnational perspectives.

Theories of progressive social change practices will be explored in order to lead the student to think about concepts such as colonialism, intersectionality, power and resistance within social work practices.

Students will also be encouraged to engage in reflexivity with regards to their own experiences of intersecting identities and how they are situated within relations of power.

Qualifications - Required : Master's Degree

Qualifications - Discipline : Social Work or related

Qualifications - Other : PhD Degree an asset and previous experience and / or significant training in online teaching preferred.

Eligibility for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is required to teach graduate courses.

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