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Information for international students

 

Dear International students!
Welcome to the web site of the Department of Social Work, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb!
You will find here an information about our Department and possibilities for students' mobility.
If you need additional information please contact the ECTS coordinator Gordana Berc.
Looking forward hearing from you!
Gordana Berc, Ph.D.
Assistant professor

e-mail: gberc@pravo.hr

Tel.: 00 385 1 4895 888

University of Zagreb

Department of social work, Faculty of Law

Nazorova 51, 10 000 Zagreb

Croatia

 


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK, FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITIY OF ZAGREB - general information
                                               
 
 
A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
 
The beginnings of the education of social workers in Croatia date back to 1952, when it was conducted within the Professional College for Social Workers. The course of study lasted for two years. From 1972, a parallel system of education of social workers was organised, one for two years and the other for four years. Since 1982/83, the study of social work has been organised at the Faculty of Law, and since the academic year 1985/6 students have been able to enrol in it only as a four-year university study programme. Within the Bologna process, a new study programme was adopted in 2005.
 
STRUCTURE OF THE STUDY OF SOCIAL WORK
 
The Department of Social Work as an organisational unit of the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb organises and conducts scientific-research and practical work in the areas of social work and social policy. It is the only institution for the education of social workers in Croatia.
Two Institutes operate within the Department of Social Work: the Institute for Social Work and the Institute for Social Policy. There are six Chairs (katedra) in the following areas: Psychology; Theory and Methods of Social Work; Social Work Areas; Social Policy; Methodology of Research in Social Work and Social Policy; Social Gerontology.
At the Faculty of Law in Zagreb there are 77 professors holding a scientific-academic title, and 88 assistants and junior assistants. Of these, 19 teachers with a scientific-academic rank and 17 assistants and junior assistants work in the Department of Social Work.
The teaching staff is involved in various research projects, including international scientific projects and practical work.
Scientific journals published by the Department of Social Work are the Annual of Social Work (http://hrcak.srce.hr/ljetopis) and the Croatian Journal of Social Policy (www.rsp.hr).
 
ENROLMENT QUOTAS
 
-          165 students in the undergraduate university study of social work (120 full-time students, 40 part-time students and 5 foreign students)
-          98 students in the graduate study of social work (65 full-time students, 30 part-time students and 3 foreign students)
-          48 students in the graduate study of social policy (25 full-time students, 10 part-time students and 3 foreign students)
The number of students to be admitted to specialist and doctoral study programmes is decided only when the invitation for applications is announced.
Enrolment in the above-mentioned study programmes is announced on the Faculty website http://www.pravo.hr/scsr, and in the media.
 
INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
The Department of Social Work participates in the European Erasmus programme for the mobility of students. One of the aims of this programme is to strengthen co-operation between institutions of higher education in Europe. The list of universities/institutions of higher education that have signed the Erasmus bilateral exchange agreement, the level and number of vacancies for individual programmes, as well as other international exchange programmes and scholarship opportunities can be found at http://www.pravo.hr/en/international-cooperation.
From the autumn of the academic year 2011/12, instruction in some courses will also be held in English.
 
 

 

PROGRAMME OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK
 
 

 

STUDY PROGRAMME                                                                                                               DEGREE
Four years of undergraduate university study of social work
(240 ECTS)
-          32 compulsory one-semester courses
-          32 offered elective courses (chosen in the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th semester)
-          English and German for specific purposes
-          Seminars in most of the compulsory courses
-          Practical and individual work in individual compulsory courses in small groups (from the 2nd to 8th semester)
-          Regular practical work from the 4th to 8th semester
-          The undergraduate study programme ends with the preparation of a final paper, for which students are prepared through tutorial work in the 8th semester
Bachelor of social work
One year of graduate study of social work/social policy
(60 ECTS)
Social work
-          5 compulsory courses
-          8 elective courses
-          practice in individual compulsory courses
-          1 seminar
-          practical work (2nd semester)
Social policy
-          4 compulsory courses
-          5 elective courses
-          practice in individual compulsory courses
-          1 seminar
 
Master of social work/social policy
- Students choose two elective courses in the 1st semester of the graduate study of social work and social policy
- The graduate study programme ends with the preparation of a thesis, for which students are prepared through tutorial work in the 2nd semester
Two years of specialist postgraduate study of social work/social policy
(120 ECTS)
-          different specialisations adapted to the needs of students and practice
-          preparation of a final specialist paper
University specialist
Three years of doctoral study of social work/social policy (180 ECTS)
-       doctoral degree in social work and social policy
Doctor of science
 

 

WITHIN THE STUDY PROGRAMME, STUDENTS GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND SPECIFIC SKILLS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
-          theory and methodology of social work
-          methods and techniques of providing professional help and empowerment to individuals, families, groups and communities in social need (e.g. children without adequate parental care, young persons in conflict with the law, elderly persons, disabled persons, individuals and families faced with different social problems, such as poverty, unemployment, addiction and others)
-          social policy measures that contribute to solving local and national social problems (in the areas of social welfare, health care, employment, the pensions system, family policy, civil society and housing)
-          selected areas in the study of legal science (e.g. introduction to the general theory of law and state, family law, labour law and social security, administrative law and others)
-          other related areas (e.g. psychology, sociology, psychiatry, economics, management and others).
 
EXTRACURRICULAR STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Within the Department there is a student association involved in a series of activities (volunteering, drama, creative activities, journalism) and projects (A Week of Love for the Homeless, Student InfoTech, the student paper Socius) and an active Internet forum.
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
-          social welfare centres
-          family centres
-          social welfare institutions (homes for children with behavioural disorders, homes for children without adequate parental care, homes for physically or mentally impaired persons, nursing homes for the elderly and the infirm…)
-          civil society organisations (those that provide services, organise counselling, advocate the rights of individual population groups)
-          municipalities, towns, counties
-          state administration bodies
-          health care, education and employment systems
-          business sector (services for the development of human potential)
-          the media, and elsewhere.
 
ADDRESS
Department of Social Work
Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
Vladimira Nazora 51
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia

Repozitorij
Repozitorij je prazan
Courses in English
In current academic year the following list of english courses are offered by the Department of Social Work (social work program and social policy program):

PROFESSORS

COURSES

SEMESTER

STUDY PROGRAME LEVEL

ECTS

BrankaSladović Franz

Lucija Vejmelka

Interpersonal communication

summer

Social Work,

undergraduate

4

Marina Ajduković

History of social work

summer

Social Work,

undergraduate

3

Kristina Urbanc

Social work from the perspective of the users

summer

Social Work,

undergraduate

3

 Gordana Berc

Social work in education

summer

Social Work,

undergraduate

3

Lucija Vejmelka

Social work in virtual environment

summer

Social work,

undergraduate

3

Gojko Bežovan

Zoran Šućur

Siniša Zrinščak

Comparative social policy

winter

Social Policy,

graduate

5

 Marina Ajduković

Nika Sušac

Intimate partner violence

winter

Social Work,

graduate

5

Nino Žganec

International social work

winter

Social Work,

graduate

5

Marijana Majdak

Youth in conflict with the law: Educational measures

winter

Social Work,

graduate

3

 
In addition, besides listed courses on the list of the Department of social work, international social work students can choose courses on the list of English courses offered by the Faculty of Law. 
Please visit the web site: 
http://www.pravo.unizg.hr/en/cooperation/courses/courses_in_english
 

 

 

COURSES DESCRIPTION

 

 

Course title:  COMPARATIVE SOCIAL POLICY

Professor:  Gojko Bežovan

 

Course Description:

The aim of the course is to provide a theoretical knowledge and to stimulate a critical thinking about social policy from the comparative perspective. It will also give students a tool of how to analyze those changes. Although it will basically cover European welfare states, a particular attention will be directed to global social changes and their relevance and impact on the quality of life in different European countries. The course will also analyze social policy development in post-communist states.

Students enrolled in the course are expected to have basic knowledge about social policy systems and welfare state models.

 

Themes: Comparative social policy – basic concepts; Methods in comparative social policy; Welfare state models approach – concept, development, limitations; Global social policy and governance; Actors in social policy; Social policy in post-communism from a comparative perspective; Social policy in Croatia and South East European countries.

Lectures will consist of presentations by teachers accompanied by active student participation. 

Exam: Instead of exams, students will write an essay about chosen topic of comparative social policy in consultation with teachers. The topic of the essay will be based on the indicative readings listed below, as well as on additional literature in line with the topic. Essays will be presented in the class. In addition, students will be asked to read a few segments of the literature in relation to the lectures.

Literature:

The following literature will form the basis for lectures:

  • Classen, J. (2004) Defining Comparative Social Policy in P. Kennett (ed.) A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy. Edward Elgar. 
  • Deacon, B. (2007) Global Social Policy & Governance. Sage Publications – selected chapters.
  • Kennett, P. (2004) Introduction: the changing context of comparative social policy, in: P. Kennett (ed.) A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy. Edward Elgar. 
  • Palier, B. (2010) The long conservative corporatist road to welfare reforms. In B. Palier (ed.) A Long Goodbye to Bismarck? Amsterdam University Press.
  • Smelser, N. J. (2003) On Comparative Analysis, Interdisciplinarity and Internationalization in Sociology, International Sociology 18(4); 643-57.
  • Stubbs, P., Zrinščak, S. (2010) Social protection and Social Inclusion from Lisbon to Europe 2020. In: V. Samardžija and H. Butković (eds.) From Lisbon Strategy to Europe 2020. Zagreb: Institute for International Relations.
  • Stubbs, P., Zrinščak, S. (2009) Croatian Social Policy: The Legacies of War, State-building and Late Europeanization. Social Policy & Administration, 43 (2): 121-135.
  • Stubbs, P., Zrinščak, S. (2009) Rescaling Emergent Social Policies in South East Europe. In: Rummery, K. Greener, I., Holden, C. (eds.) Social Policy Review 21. Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2009. University of Bristol: The Policy Press.

 

Course title:  SOCIAL WORK IN EDUCATION

Professor:  Gordana Berc

 

Course description:

The course is based on understanding of the role of social workers in connecting schools, pre-schools, families and communities in purpose to realize the best interests of children and youth during their growth. This course emphasizes roles and tasks of the social workers in helping children, students, schools and families adjust to and cope with special needs. The conceptual framework is based on the eco-systems theory with special focus on social work perspectives.

Themes: History of school social work – context of USA, Europe and Croatia; School social work as profession – roles and functions.

Ethical principles of school social workers; Social workers in pre-school education; Eco-system perspective; Student focused interventions (behavior problems, social problems, students with disabilities); Case study from perspective of social work in education – assessments, planning and interventions; Work with families – monitoring, planning and interventions; Work in interdisciplinary team; Social work in education in Croatia – perspectives and challenges.

Development of general and specific skills and knowledge: During this course students will achieve the knowledge and skills unique for the area of social work in education (work in schools and pre-schools) as follows:  a) Competences for work with children and youth in purpose to meet the best conditions for their success on both socialization and academic level;  b) Negotiation skills for establishing the cooperation between pre-schools, schools, families and local communities; c) Assessment skills for work with children with specific needs, interests and problems; d) School social work practice with families and local communities;  e) Skills for team work in pre-schools and schools.

Exam: written and oral.

Literature:

  • Constable, R., Massat, C.R., McDonald, S., & Flynn, J. (2006).  School Social Work:  Practice, Policy, and Research. (6th Ed.), Chicago:  Lyceum Press.             
  • Dupper, D. R. (2003) School social work; skills & Interventions for effective Practice. John Wiley &Sons, Inc. Hoboken. New Jersey.

 

Course title: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Professors:  Marina Ajduković, Nika Sušac

 

Course description:

This course covers the topic of violence in intimate partner relationships of adolescents. The aim is to familiarize the students with theoretical explanations, causes, forms, prevalence, incidence, and forms of combating violence in intimate relationships and to develop their professional attitudes and skills that are required for conducting prevention programs.

Themes: Definition and forms of intimate partner violence and family violence. Intergenerational transfer of family violence. The dynamics of intimate partner violence. Health, social and psychological consequences of exposure to violence. Crisis interventions with victims of violence. Inter-professional cooperation and networking of services for victims and perpetrators of violence. Experts’ attitudes and beliefs. Specificities of violence in adolescent relationships. Preventive activities with adolescents. Gender and feminist perspective. Contemporary research.

Development of general and specific skills and knowledge: Understanding intimate partner violence and family violence as a form of violation of basic human rights. Understanding the causes and dynamics of intimate partner violence. Mastering the skills of recognizing violence and establishing contact with the victim. Understanding the importance of prevention of violent behaviors in relationships of adolescents, who are a group that students will often encounter in their future professional work. Students will be enabled to develop and implement preventive workshops on intimate partner violence in adolescent relationships.

Exam: A critical essay about their experiences during the implementation of the preventive workshops

 

Literature:

  • Ajduković, D., Ajduković, M., Cesar, S., Kamenov, Ž., Löw A., Sušac, N. (2010) Prevention of violence in adolescent relationships – Manual for program implementation. Zagreb: Društvo za psihološku pomoć.
  • Fredland, N.M., Ricardo, I.B., Campbell, J.C., Sharps, P.W., Kub, J.K., Yonas, M. (2005). The Meaning of Dating Violence in the Lives of Middle School Adolescents: A Report of a Focus Group Study. Journal of School Violence, 4(2), 95-114.
  • Jonson-Reid, M., Scott, L.D.Jr., McMillen, J.C., Edmond, T. (2007). Dating violence among emancipating foster youth. Children and Youth Services Review. 29, 557-571.
  • Josephson, W.L. and Proulx, J.B. (2008). Violence in Young Adolescents’ Relationships: A Path Model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 23(2), 189-208.
  • Ibabe, I., Jaureguizar, J., Diaz, O. (2009). Adolescent Violence against Parents. Is it really a consequence of gender inequality? European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context. 1(1), 3-24.
  • Manganello, J.A. (2008). Teens, dating violence, and media use. A Review of the Literature and Conceptual Model for Future Research. Trauma, Violence and Abuse. 9(1), 3-18.
  • Marcus, R.F. (2007). Aggression and Violence in Adolescence. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Noonan, R.K. and Charles, D. (2009). Developing Teen Dating Violence Prevention Strategies. Violence Against Women. 15(9), 1087-1105.
  • Pittman, A.L., Wolfe, D.A., Wekerle, C. (2000). Strategies for Evaluating Dating Violence Prevention Programs. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 4(1), 217-238.
  • Ruiz, J., Exposito, F. and Bonache, H. (2010). Adolescent witnesses in cases of teen dating violence: an analysis of peer responses. The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context. 2(1), 37-53.

Additional literature:

Current papers from domestic and international periodicals.

Current research.

 

 

Course title:    HISTORY OF SOCIAL WORK

Professor: Marina Ajduković

 

Course description:

Development of Social Work in Croatia through the different economic, social and political settings since the end of 19 century. 

Themes: Main topics include prehistory of social work in Croatia, conceptualization of social problems, role of charity organizations and their services, different type of helping activities, individuals important for social work development, social work education, gender issues and social work development, child welfare history, hidden history of social work, social policy and important welfare laws.

Development of general and specific skills and knowledge: Students will upgrade their knowledge about development of social work profession specific with the knowledge about the development of social work in Croatia. Students will learn about social problems that existed through 20 century and the ways society coped with social issues. They will also learn about development of child care in Croatia. Social work development will be discussed regarding gender issues. Students will gain knowledge about important individuals that contributed to the development of social work profession.

Literature:

  • Marijana Majdak & Melita Richter (2006). History of Social Work in Croatia, 1900-1960, Final Report of Research Project
  • Ajduković, M. & Branica, V. (2009). Some Reflections on Social Work in Croatia (1945 -1989). U: Hering S. (ed.): Social Care under State Socialism (1945-1989) - Ambitions, Ambiguities, and Mismanagement. Opladen, 249-264.
  • Melita Rihter Malabota (2005). Tatjana Marinic—from antifascism to the care for the needy. In: Schilde, K. & Schulte, D. (eds.) Need and care – Glimpses into Beginnings of Eastern Europe's Professional Welfare. Opladen: Barbara Budrich Publishers
  • Presentations

Additional literature:

Darja Zaviršek (2008). Engendering Social Work Education under State Socialism in Yugoslavia. British Journal of Social Work, 38, 4, 734-750International Social Work

 

 

Course title:    INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL WORK

Professor: Nino Žganec

 

Course description:

The course will contribute to the complementing of the social work curriculum with adding the international perspective

Themes:  Current issues in the field of social, economical and ecological development - meaning for social work; International social work: meaning, possibilities, needs and barriers for development; International practice of social workers in the context of the current social problems; Assumptions for running of the international social work practice: organizations, ideology, political processes, theoretical basis; Skills of the social workers included in the international social work practice; Education of the social workers at international level; International scientific researches in social work; Implementation of the foreign practice at the national level: case of Croatia; Individual and group assignments; Individual and group assignments.

 

Development of general and specific skills and knowledge: Students to be able to follow the current development of social work practice and education in the international perspective, and to elaborate the meaning of the „international social work“ both as a social work field and as a concept, and to prepare the students for the practical work in the field of international social work.

 

Literature:

  • Cox, D. R., Pawar, M.S. & Pawar, M. (2006). International social work: issues, strategies, and programs. London: Sage publications. Poglavlja: International social work (1-25) i The global context of international social work (49-77).
  • Dominelli, L. (2010). Social Work in a Globalizing World. Cambridge: Polity Press. Poglavlja: Human, social and environmental degradation (101-125) i Globalizing the local and localizing the global in practice (127-150)
  • Healy, L. M. (2008). International social work: professional action in an interdependent world. New York: Oxford Univeristy press.: Poglavlja: International Social Work: Why Is It Important and What Is It?  The context of international social work: concepts, issues, and organizations (3-134)
  • Xu, Q. (2006). Defining international social work: A social service agency. International Social Work, 49 (6), 679-692.
  • Trygged, S. (2010). Balancing the global and the local: Some normative reflections on international social work. International Social Work, 53 (5), 644-655.
  • Žganec, N. (2013): International Social Work: Internal script prepared for the course using the recent literature.

 

 

 

Course title:   SOCIAL WORK FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE USERS

Professor: Kristina Urbanc

 

Course description:

Themes: Concept of active learning and critical thinking in social work; Principles, prerequisites and ethics of including users into practice; research and education of social workers; Examples of good practice of the inclusion of users into the theory and practice of social work; Practical work through visits to associations; Writing reports in small groups, presenting reports from practical work in small groups; Conclusion and evaluation. In theoretical and practical part of the course, common participation of users of services and students is anticipated. Their co-operation would be based on principles of partnership learning. The basic idea is that the users and students should learn from each others through this course, both about the theoretical concepts of inclusion and about the application of these concepts in the context of individual associations and social work practice.

Development of general and specific skills and knowledge: The expected outcome of the course for the students is a better insight into the importance of participatory approach and the role of users in service planning, as well as theoretical foundation for their empirical expertise (concepts of inclusion, empowerment, socially beneficial learning).

Exam: Students will take a written mid-term examination covering the theoretical part, and get the second part of the overall grade based on their active participation in outreach practice.

Literature:

  • Urbanc, K. i Kletečki Radović, M. (2007.) Aktivno učenje i kritičko mišljenje u kontekstu supervizijskog, edukacijskog i pomažućeg odnosa. Ljetopis socijalnog rada, (14), 2, 355-367.
  • Ljetopis socijalnog rada, 2009, 16, 3 (one of the articles from thethematic issue, chosen by a student).
  • Koller-Trbović, N. i Žižak, A. (2005) Participacija korisnika u procesu procjene potreba i planiranja intervencija: Socijalno pedagoški pristup. Zagreb: Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet.
  • Sewpaul, V. i Jones, D. (2004) Global standards for social work education and training. Social Work education, 23, 5, 493-513.
  • Beresford, P., Branfield, F., Taylor, J., Brennan, M. Sartori, A., Lalani and Wise, G. (2006) Working together for Better Social Work Education. Social Work Education, 25, 4, 326-331.

 

 

Course title: YOUTH IN CONFLICT WITH THE LAW: EDUCATIONAL MEASURES

Professor: Marijana Majdak

 

Course description:

The course will be consisted of lectures based on critical thinking and active learning about juveniles in conflict with the law as well as on field work and practical learning in contact with social workers and other professionals who take part in conducting of educational measures with juvenile offenders, then also in contact and practical work with juvenile offenders.

Themes: Contemporary explanation of juvenile delinquency; Juvenile criminal acts; Gender differences; Court procedure and Juvenile law; Educational measures (non-institutional and institutional); Social work and conducting educational measures; Types of institutions for juveniles in conflict with the law; Perspectives of juvenile delinquents as users of social care system; Alternative possibilities for juveniles in conflict with the law, probation.

Development of general and specific skills and knowledge: Observation skills for the professional social work with juveniles in conflict with the law; Communication skills for the professional social work with juveniles in conflict with the law; Evidence-based intervention strategies to help youth, families, schools, and communities with juvenile delinquency problems; Consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, social workers and other professionals who work with youth in conflict with the law; Developing, writing and monitoring Behavioral Assessments, Behavioral Intervention Plans, and Individual Rehabilitation Plans; Advocacy for the needs of juvenile offenders and their families; Skills of conducting educational measures.

Exam: Students will take a written mid-term examination covering the theoretical part, and get the second part of the overall grade based on their active participation in outreach practice.

Literature (required):

  • Majdak, M: Internal script prepared for foreign students who will attend elective course.

Additional literature:

  • Siegel, L.J. i Welsh, B.C. (2012.) Juvenile delinquency: Theory, Practice and Law. Belmont, USA, Wadsworth.
  • Siegel, L.J. i Welsh, B.C. (2010.) Juvenile delinquency: The Core. Belmont, USA, Wadsworth 457 str.
  • Whitehead, J. T. i Lab, S. P. Juvenile Justice: An Introduction. Belmont, USA, Wadsworth. 484 str.
  • Shoemaker, D. J., (2009),  Juvenile Delinquency, USA. Virginia. Rowman and Littlefield .
  • Shoemaker, D. J. (2005.) Theories of Delinquency. Oxford University Press, Fifth edition, 116 str.
  • Roberts, A. R. i Springer, D. W. (2007.) Social Work in Juvenile and Criminal Justice Settings. USA. Charles Thomas Publisher, 438 str. Articles from the web page: www.journalofjuvjustice.org
  • Duke, N.N., Borowski, I. W., Pettingell, S. L. i McMorris, B. J. (2011.) Examining Youth Hopelessness as an Independent Risk Correlate for Adolescent Delinquency and Violence. Matern Child Health Journal, 15: 87-97.
  • Zammit, M. A. (2013.) Unemployed Youths behind Bars: Facing the Challenges. Revista de Assistenta Socijala, XII, 1, 145-151.
  • Stepp, S. D., Paradini, D. A., Loeber, R. i Morris, N. A. (2011.) The Relation Between Adolescent Social Competence and Young Adult Delinquency and Educational Attainment Among At-Risk Youth: The Mediating Role of Peer Delinquency. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 56, 8, 457-466.
  • Colman, R.A., Mitchell-Herzfeld, S., Kim, D.K. i Shady, T.A. (2010.) From delinquency to the perpetration of child maltreatment: Examining the early adult criminal justice and child welfare involvement of youth released from juvenile justice facilities. Children and Youth Services Review, 32, 1410-1417.
  • Church, W. T., Tomek, S., Bolland, K.A., Hooper, L.M., Jaggers, J i Bolland, J. M. (2012.) A longitudional examination of predictors of delinquency: An analysis of dana from the Mobile Youth Survey. Children and Youth Service Review, 34, 12, 2400-2408.
  • Mason, W. A., Hitch, J. E., Kosterman, R., McCartney, C. A., Herrenkohl, T. I. i Hawkins, D. (2010.) Growth in adolescent delinquency and alcohol use in relation to young adult crime, alcohol use disorders, and risky seks: a comparison of youth from low-versus middle-income backgrounds. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51-12, 1377-1385.
  • Steketee, M. i Gruszcynska, B. (2010.) Juvenile delinquency in Six New EU member States. European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, 16, 111-125.
  • Schwalbe, C. S. i Maschi T. (2009.) Confronting Delinquency: Probations Officers Use of Coercion and Client-Centered Tactics to Foster Youth Compliance. Crime and Delinquency, http://cad.sagepub.com/
  • Wampler, R. S. i Downs, A. B. (2010.) Parent and Peer Attachment in Minority Males at High Risk for Delinquency. Clinical Social Work, 38, 107-119.
  • Peters, C. M. (2011.) Social Work and Juvenile Probation_ Historical Tensions and Contemporary Convergences. Social Work, 56, 4, 355-366.
  • Greene, C., Sprott, J. B. i Jung, M. (2010.) Punishing Processes in Youth Courth: Procedural Justice, Court Atmosphere and Youths View oft he Legitimacy oft he Justice System. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 10, 3, 38, 527-545.

 

 

Course title:  INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Teacher: Lucija Vejmelka

 

Course overview:

Study of theories of communication and skills related to dyadic communication and the variables which affect it, including roles of communication, gender, and rules in both personal and professional contexts. Significance of communication skills for social work. Verbal and nonverbal communication. Professional communication in helping professions in virtual environment. Observation, listening and speaking features.

 

Outcome:

Students can expect to enhance their understanding of effective communication behavior. Students will implement knowledge about interpersonal communication and significance of communication skills for social workers. Students will develop verbal and nonverbal communication skills designed to improve communication in relationships by engaging in a variety of individual exercises, individual presentations, and group activities. Students will be informed about possibility of professional communication in virtual environment.

 

Course requirements:

Hybrid classroom + e-course. Students will participate in lectures and workshops. Workshops as a form of experiential study, will provide a variety of in-class activities (small group discussions, role playing, and simulations) to help develop skills of active listening, observation, verbal and nonverbal communication.

 

Student evaluation:

Written assignments. Final exam: written and oral.

 

Textbooks and materials:

1. Cartney, P. (2006.) Using video interviewing in the assessment of social work skills. British Journal of Social Work, 36, 827-844.

2. Coover, G. & Murphy, S. (2000). The communicated self: Exploring the interaction between self and social context. Human communicatiuon research, 26, 125-147.

3. Gable, S. i Shean, G. (2000.) Perceived social competence and depression. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 17, 139 – 150.

4. Hargie, O. (2006.a) Skill in theory: Communication as skilled performance. In: Hargie, O. (ur.) The Handbook of Communication skills. London: Routledge. 7 – 36.

5. Hargie, O. (2006.b) Skill in practice: An operational model of communicative performance. In: Hargie, O. (ur.) The Handbook of Communication skills. London: Routledge. 37 – 70.

6. Hargie, O. & Dickson, D. (2004.) Skilled Interpersonal Communication: Research, Theory and Practice. London: Routledge.

7. King, S. H. (2011.) The structure of empathy in social work practice. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 21, 679-695.

8. Lefevre, M., Tanner, K & Luckock, B. (2008.) Developing social work students’ communication skills with children and young people: A model for the qualifying level curriculum. Child and Family Social Work, 13, 166-176.

9. Mishna, F., Bogo, M., Root, J., Sawyer, J. & Khoury-Kassabri, M. (2012.) “It just crept in”: The digital age and implications for social work practice. Clinical Social Work Journal, 40, 227-286

10. Pearson, J.C. & Spitzberg, B.H. (1987.) Interpersonal Communication: Concepts, Components and Contexts. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Publishers.

11. Reamer, F.G. (2013). Social work in a digital age: Ethical and risk management challenges, Social Work 58, (2) 163-172.

12. Richards, S; Ruch, G. & Trevithick, P. (2005.) Communication Skills Training for Practice: the Ethical Dilemma for Social Work Education. Social Work Education, 24(4), 409-422.

13. Teachers handouts and materials

 

 

Course title: SOCIAL WORK IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

Lecturer: Lucija Vejmelka, Ph.D., Assistant professor

 

Course objectives 

To introduce students to the possibilities of contemporary social work through modern technologies, new risks in a virtual environment and specific ethical standards in the use of modern technologies in social work practice. Also, course objective is to familiarize students with the various possibilities of e-learning.

 

Learning outcomes

Students will gain knowledge about new risks of virtual environments important for social work practice. Students will become familiar with the relevant online resources in social work. They will gain insight into the various practices of social work in a virtual environment. They will learn specific ethical principles related to social work practice in a virtual environment and the use of modern technologies.

Students will learn how to apply security settings on the electronic devices. They will be able to use the relevant online sources and applications. Students will acquire skills in the use of technology in direct practice with clients.

 

Teaching methods

Various form of e-learning methods. Webinars with experts in specific fields, student online assignments, online tests.

 

Methods of monitoring quality that ensure acquisition of exit competences

Anonymous online evaluation of the course. Process evaluation at the end of each class. Evaluation of outcomes through the student self-assessment of the acquired competences.

 

Required literature

1. Reamer, F.G. (2013). Social work in a digital age: Ethical and risk management challenges, Social Work 58, (2) 163-172. http://www2.sunysuffolk.edu/bybeem/SS22/SW%20in%20a%20digital%20age.pdf

2. Mishna, F., Bogo, M., Root, J., Sawyer, J.L. & Khoury-Kassabri, m. (2012). I just crept in: The digital age and implications for social work practice. Clinical Social Work, 40, 277-286., http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10615-012-0383-4

3. Sasmaz, T., Oner, S., Kurt, A. O., Yapici, G., Bugdaycıi, R., & Sis, M. (2013). Prevalence and risk factors of Internet addiction in high school students. The European Journal of Public Health, 24(1),15-20., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23722862

4. Lamendola, W. (2010). Social work and social presence in an online world. Journal of technology in the human services, 28, 108-119.

5. Blair, S. L., Claster, P. N., & Claster, S. M. (2015). Technology and Youth: Growing up in a digital world. Emerald Group Publishing.

6. Carter, J. M., & Wilson, F. L. (2015). Cyberbullying: a 21st century health care phenomenon. Pediatric nursing, 41(3), 115-126.

7. National Association of Social Workers & Association of Social Work Boards. (2005). NASW and ASWB standards for technolo gy and social work practice. Washington, DC: Authors.

8. Menon, G. M., & Miller-Cribbs, J. (2002). Online social work practice: Issues and guidelines for the profession. Advances in Social Work, 3, 104-116

9. Fukkink, R. G., Trienekens, N & Kramer, L. J. C. (2011). Video feedback in education and training: Putting learning in the picture. Education Psychology Review, 23, 45–63.

10. Hodge, D. M. (2005). Using tablet pcs in social work practice education. Systemics, cybernetics and informatics. 6 (3), 84-87.

11. Parker-Oliver, D. & Demiris, G. (2006). Social work informatics: A new specialty. Social Work, 51(2), 127-134.

12. Santhiveeran,J. (2009). Compliance of social work e-therapy websites to the NASW code of ethics. Social Work in Health Care, 48, 1

13. Standards for technology use in social work practice Preuzeto s: www.nlsw.ca

14. Foeday, J. K. (2011). Social work in the ICT Age: How to ensure ethical and competent practice in the 21st century and beyond. Preuzeto s: https://independent.academia.edu

 


Repozitorij
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ERASMUS Bilateral Agreements for student mobility
Erasmus plus bilateral agreements between Department of social work and foreign Universities - STUDENT MOBILITY

UNIVERSITY

NUMBER OF STUDENTS

DURATION OF MOBILITY/

months/in total

Levels of programs

Internship

 

Duration of agreement

1

Eotvos Lorand University, Budimpešta, Mađarska

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2020./21.

2

University College Ghent, Belgija

2

10

PDP

/

 

2020./21.

3

University of Ljubljana

2

10

PDP

/

 

2020./21.

4

Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht, Nizozemska

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2020./21.

5

K.H. Kempen University College, Belgija

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2020./21.

6

Katolische Stiftungfachhochschule, Munchen, Njemačka

2

10

PDP; DP

2x6

 

2020./21.

7

Masaryk University Brno, Češka Republika

2+2

10+10

PDP; DP

/

 

2018./19.

8

HAWK (University of Applied sciences and Art) Goettingem, Njemačka

2+1

18

PDP; DP

Individual request

 

2020/21.

9

Fachhochschule Erfurt

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2020./21.

10

Riga Stradins University

2

10

PDP; DP

Individual request

 

2020./21.

11

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

2

10

PDP

/

 

2016/17.

12

Charles University Prague

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2015./16.

13

University of Skopje (ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy)

1

6

PDP

/

 

2020./21

14

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2020./21.

15

Karl-Franzens-Universitat Graz (The University of Gratz)

2

10

PDP; DP

/

 

2020./21.

 

 

 

 

 


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