Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Become an OU student

Download this course

Share this free course

An introduction to social work
An introduction to social work

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

2.2 Identity and identities

In the previous section you considered the importance of people’s individual biographies to an understanding of who they are. Such biographies play an important part in making us who we are. In this section you will explore some of the ideas that have contributed to social workers’ understanding of the concept and importance of ‘identity’. These ideas are all examples of the kind of knowledge or theory that informs social work practice.