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WS3214 - Eco Social Justice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Focusing on community and social development approaches to practice, this subject explores the concept of eco-social justice and its importance in social welfare practice. Global environmental issues are identified and analysed with an emphasis on their impact at the local level. Responses to these issues at both local and wider levels are then explored, drawing on community and social development frameworks. This includes developing specific strategies for practice at the local level while recognising the globalised context of eco-social issues.

Learning Outcomes

  • Locate a personal world-view within the dominant modernist paradigm and assess the implications of this world-view for professional practice;
  • Identify key global environmental issues and articulate the connections between these issues and the traditional concerns of social welfare;
  • Compare current social welfare theories advocating a person-in-environment perspective, with an expanded ecological perspective that incorporates a consideration of the non-human world;
  • Describe and critique the foundational principles of an eco-social justice approach to social welfare;
  • Identify and evaluate the key features of community and social development approaches to social welfare practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (50%) - Individual.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
WS3014 WS4510


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Ms Jemma Hamley.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 24 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: andFace to faceWWW - LearnJCU

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