How has social policy influenced ideas and values about parenthood? How have relations of care changed in a contemporary global economy? How have ‘welfare to work’ initiatives changed the meaning of ‘work’ in social policy?
The Personal Lives and Social Policy programme delivered by The Open University UK uses three key topics – Sexualities, Care and Work – to explore how individuals shape and are shaped by policy making and welfare practices and how social policy is organised, represented and experienced – opening up challenging questions about the policymaking process both in the past and in contemporary society.
You will have a tutor who will help you with the study material, mark and comment on your written work, and whom you can ask for advice and guidance. We may also be able to offer group tutorials or day schools that you are encouraged, but not obliged, to attend. Where your tutorials are held will depend on the distribution of students taking the module.Vocational relevance
This module has relevance to a wide range of employment since it offers students the opportunity to develop transferable skills, such as report writing and interviewing, and will help you plan and design your own work. It would be most valuable for people who work, or want to work, in social welfare, health care or public service settings such as the criminal justice system and various voluntary organisations. The skills developed through the module are also relevant to administration and management in the commercial and service sectors.Professional recognition
This module may help you to gain recognition from a professional body.
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