Aims/Description: This module will inquire into the role of theory in community policy and practice. Students will identify and debate the various theories of community development within the local, national and international policy context. The consequences of theories will be explored to ascertain their usefulness (or not) and their impact on the power relations, identities, boundaries and practices of organisations, professionals, and other practitioners. Students will be encouraged to work together to build on their own work experiences and learning from earlier modules, in order to refine their understanding of past and future working contexts, and the relationship theoretical ideas have on their own practice.

Staff Contact: Julie Cook
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Project work, One group presentation (15%) One group 'wiki' (30%0

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