39 / SOCIAL WORK THEORIES AND METHODOLOGIES

5 – 11 June 2011        Send to printer


Course directors

Mari Nordstrand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Brian Littlechild, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Katarzyna Pawelek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
Peter Erath, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany


Course description:

2010 Symposium: “Between past and future; rethinking strategies for social work in the next decade”

Social work in Europe is likely to undergo significant change if it is to address the current global issues confronting Europe, such as migration and immigration, equality issues, changing demographics including an ageing population and economic pressures. The current economic climate with the resulting impact on social policy, resources and public spending will have a profound effect on all areas of social work.

In the light of these developments, social work needs to find new solutions to the current challenges, without compromising the standard of service provision to all service user groups and maintaining values such as social justice and human rights.

This years’ symposium will seek to address certain themes that it is hoped will offer some insight into how we might address social work challenges in the next decade:

  • The current challenges to social work in Europe
  • The response to these challenges from practitioners in different countries.
  • How far is the social work theory and knowledge base that has traditionally informed our practice, still relevant for the next decade?
  • The role of the scientific approach in relation to the changes in the educational, pedagogic and social frameworks in European states.
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    Course lecturers

    Mari Nordstrand, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
    Carmel Byers, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    Vito Flaker, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Herman Strydom, North West University, South Africa
    Juha Erkki Antero Hämäläinen, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland
    Katarzyna Pawelek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
    Brigitta Zierer, FH Campus Wien, Austria


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