This course encompasses a range of approaches that challenge the dominant assumptions upon which societies and welfare practices have been constructed. The course will take a critically reflective approach to further develop and consolidate students¿ generic knowledge and skills. Students will develop skills to critically reflect on power differences and values and the ways in which it shapes theories and models of practice. It will examine anti-oppressive practice in community and human services and its influences, including social constructivism, postmodernism, critical race theory, intersectionality and structural transformation. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary debates around poverty, inequality, and the role of human services in responding to disadvantage, oppression and marginalisation.