Exploring Values


To broaden and deepen social care students' perspectives and their world view by presenting them with a language, a framework and a forum for thinking about, analysing and articulating the basic foundations of their own values, beliefs, convictions, aspirations and knowledge. In particular, students will be encouraged to explore their own values within the context of social care, justice and morality.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the conceptual foundations, terminology, and historical evolution of contemporary ideas and values as they relate to Social Care and contemporary life (5.1, 5.2)

  2. Identify the values, beliefs, convictions and aspirations of oneself and of others (Proficiencies 1.1, 1.8, 1.22, 1.23, 4.5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.19)

  3. Analyse what constitutes a ‘good life’, and the various ways social care work and help achieve this; (Proficiencies 5.1, 5.2, 5.19)

  4. Appraise the nature and purposes of knowledge and education; (Proficiency 5.1, 5.4)

  5. Apply an enhanced capacity for thought, self-reflection and self-knowledge; (Proficiencies 1.1, 1.22, 1.23, 4.5, 5.1, 5.19)

  6. Articulate an internalised personal, world view, to handle divergent problems (Proficiencies 1.1, 1.8, 1.19, 5.2, 5.19)

  7. Asses contemporary social issues as well as showing a willingness to challenge preconceptions and prejudice and, an enthusiasm towards enquiry (Proficiencies 1.1, 1.22, 1.23, 5.2, 5.19)

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