Social Work Practice in Community Organization, Management and Policy/Evaluation
date_range Débute le 25 juillet 2017
event_note Se termine le 25 juillet 2018
list 8 séquences
assignment Niveau : Introductif
chat_bubble_outline Langue : Anglais
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En résumé

In this social science course we will discuss various methods, strategies and skills within macro social work practice, used to help identify and address needs on a larger scale. You will gain knowledge and skills in the areas of community organizing, management, and policy advocacy, and learn about the various roles social workers play within these areas. This course will provide an appreciation of the historical and contemporary importance of these social work methods and the relevance of these methods for diverse populations and identities.

We will focus on:

  • understanding the context of macro practice;
  • identifying community and organizational interventions to address social needs and problems;
  • organizing and building relationships within communities and organizations;
  • organization-based and community-based policy making, planning, and program development.

You will also learn concepts and practice skills involving assessment, problem solving and intervention planning at the macro level, and strategies to work effectively with communities and organizations. Content includes reflective practice and utilizing interpersonal skills in macro practice.

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

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Le programme

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the historical, social, political and economic forces that have shaped and continue to shape macro practice in social work.
  2. Identify community organization, management, and policy-advocacy strategies for dealing with contemporary social work and social welfare problems.
  3. Demonstrate beginning level community organization, management, and policy advocacy skills in promoting social work values.
  4. Apply NASW’s Code of Ethics and other professional codes to the selection of action strategies, and in particular applying them to those situations which affect disadvantaged/discriminated against populations.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to utilize selected macro assessment tools to develop client-centered interventions.
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Les intervenants

  • Barbara Hiltz
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Le concepteur

The University of Michigan
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La plateforme

EdX est une plateforme d'apprentissage en ligne (dite FLOT ou MOOC). Elle héberge et met gratuitement à disposition des cours en ligne de niveau universitaire à travers le monde entier. Elle mène également des recherches sur l'apprentissage en ligne et la façon dont les utilisateurs utilisent celle-ci. Elle est à but non lucratif et la plateforme utilise un logiciel open source.

EdX a été fondée par le Massachusetts Institute of Technology et par l'université Harvard en mai 2012. En 2014, environ 50 écoles, associations et organisations internationales offrent ou projettent d'offrir des cours sur EdX. En juillet 2014, elle avait plus de 2,5 millions d'utilisateurs suivant plus de 200 cours en ligne.

Les deux universités américaines qui financent la plateforme ont investi 60 millions USD dans son développement. La plateforme France Université Numérique utilise la technologie openedX, supportée par Google.

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