International Social Work - SPY00112M

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  • Department: Social Policy and Social Work
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Hannah Jobling
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19
    • See module specification for other years: 2019-20

Module summary

This module will introduce you to the frameworks, concepts, debates and research that inform international social work. It will also enable you to explore contemporary social problems for international social work.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To introduce you to the overarching frameworks for international social work, including international social work institutions, policy and legislation.
  • To introduce you to underpinning concepts for internationalised social work, including human rights and social justice.
  • To explore historical and contemporary debates and controversies that are present in international social work.
  • To examine key contemporary social problems for international social work, including forced migration and the role of social work in disasters

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to:

  • Understand how social work institutions, policy and legislation have developed over time internationally and in different countries, and their roles in contemporary social work.
  • Reflect critically on the critiques that have been made of the idea of internationalised social work.
  • Demonstrate critical awareness of the theories, concepts and research that inform international social work.
  • Critically analyse social work approaches to globally relevant social problems.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 5000 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 5000 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

In taught sessions, via email and in supervision. Marks and written feedback will be provided by 4 weeks of submission.

Indicative reading

Lyons, K. (2012). The SAGE handbook of international social work. London: Sage.

Healy, L. (2008). International Social Work. Oxford: OUP.



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