Assignment: Policy Paper – 40%
Students are expected to write an essay on the following questions and reflect on the implications for their practice:
1] What is social policy in Canada? How has it been influenced globally?
2] Describe social justice and human rights; praxis; evidence informed; and civic engagement. How do these ideas relate to your practice as a social worker?
3] How do/can citizens affect social policy? How do/can social workers affect social policy?
4] How will your understanding of social policy impact your practice as a social worker? [Reflect on what you have learned in class and in the group presentations]
5] How will an understanding of social policy help you in your placement/future practice?
6] What areas do you need to work on to extend your learning about policy to be effective in your placement/future practice
The above questions are intended as a guide for the essential components of the paper. The paper should address these issues and others that you think relevant in an integrated, synthesized manner. Reference your understanding based on class readings, discussions, other readings and your own experience. This essay must be 8-10 pages, 12-point font using APA format and references. 25 references required
Please find the course outline for list of references used in class