Community Care OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Course on Community Care

Published Feb 13, 2009

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Consider how language nuances affect attitudes toward social services with a free intermediate bachelor's level OpenCourseWare from The Open University. 'What's in a Title: Understanding Meanings in Community Care' is the OpenCourseWare version of a bachelor's degree program class offered through The Open University to professional social workers.

What's in a Title: Understanding Meanings in Community Care: Course Specifics

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What's in a Title: Understanding Meanings in Community Care: Course Description

'What's in a Title: Understanding Meanings in Community Care' examines how semantics impacts social care. Units focus individually on 'community,' 'care' and 'welfare.' Both positive and negative meanings are considered. Written exercises prompt students to consider the connotations of each word and ways that subtle variations of meaning can affect how social care is perceived by social workers and consumers. Discussion of the exercises is from the perspective of the British system of Community Care, where such programs are overseen by directorates within the National Health System. The full OpenCourseWare is estimated to take about 4 hours to complete.

The OpenCourseWare includes readings and written exercises. To participate n 'What's in a Title: Understanding Meanings in Community Care,' visit the social work semantics course page.

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