A focus on relationships between people and their social world
We take a multidisciplinary approach to Social Relations that is extremely useful for promoting and understanding particular social and cultural issues in local and broader contexts. Our approach draws on psychology, sociology and anthropology – disciplines which examine from different angles how people organise and make meaning of the worlds they inhabit.
Social Relations has particular relevance for people whose professional careers require a broad understanding of people’s lived experiences and relationships.
A person constructs a sense of identity in relation to family, other people, cultural practices, gender, social class, social/political systems, sexuality, geographic location and physical and mental abilities.
Learning within a Social Relations framework enhances:
- people’s personal relationships
- their workplace relations with peers, managers and clients
- their engagement and sense of belonging with the community.