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International Social Work
Study: Social Policy - 1. semester
Social Work - 1. semester
Code: 94429
ECTS: 5.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Nino Žganec
doc. dr. sc. Ana Opačić
Exam dates:
  • 04. 02. 2020.
  • 18. 02. 2020.
  • 21. 04. 2020.
  • 09. 06. 2020.
  • 23. 06. 2020.
  • 07. 07. 2020.
  • 08. 09. 2020.
  • 22. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
International Social Work Social Policy - 1. semester
Social Work - 1. semester
5.0 94429
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Nino Žganec Nazorova 51, room 12
doc. dr. sc. Ana Opačić Nazorova 51, room Nazorova 51, soba 11a
Literature
Žganec, N.; Međunarodni socijalni rad. Interna skripta; (2011)
Lyons, K.H.; Hokenstad, T.; Pawar, M.; Huegler, N. i Hall, N. Ed.; The SAGE Handbook of International Social Work; SAGE Publications Ltd (2012)
Cox, D. R., Pawar, M.S. i Pawar, M.; International social work: issues, strategies, and programs; Sage publications (2006), str. 1-25 i 49-77
Dominelli, L.; Social Work in a Globalizing World; Polity Press (2010), str. 101-125 i 127-150
Healy, L. M.; International social work: professional action in an interdependent world; Oxford Univeristy Press (2008), str. 3-134
Xu, Q.; Defining international social work: A social service agency; International Social Work, 49 (6) (2006), str. 679-692
Trygged, S.; Balancing the global and the local: Some normative reflections on international social work; International Social Work, 53 (5) (2010), str. 644-655
Description
International social work will give an opportunity to process following topics:
1) contemporary processes as context for development of international social work: globalization, localization, universalism, indigenization and imperialism
2) Contemporary trends in the area of social, economic and ecological development
3) International social work: meaning, opportunities, needs and obstacles for development
4) International practice of social workers in the context of contemporary social problems
5) Prerequisites for the international practice of social workers: organizations, ideologies, political processes, theoretical background
6) Skills of Social Workers Involved in International Practice
7) Education of social workers at the international level
8) International Scientific Research in Social Work
9) Implementation of foreign practice at the national level: the example of Croatia

The course is intended for graduate students who are able to integrate a number of previously acquired knowledge, familiarize themselves with the features of contemporary global processes, and consider social work from a global and comparative perspective.
Exam dates
04. 02. 2020.
18. 02. 2020.
21. 04. 2020.
09. 06. 2020.
23. 06. 2020.
07. 07. 2020.
08. 09. 2020.
22. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

After successfuly completing the course, students will be able to:

1. Describe modern processes as the context of occurrence and development of international social work: globalisation, localisation, universalism, indigenisation and imperialism

2. Recognise, analyse and present modern trends in the area of social, economic and ecological development

3. Define international social work and identify possibilities, needs and obstacles for its development

4. Compare international practice of social workers in the context of modern social problems

5. Connect prerequisites of international social work practice (organisation, ideology, political processes, theoretical background) with the current level of development of international practice

6. Recognise skills of social workers involved in international practice

7. Evaluate programs for training of social workers around the world in view of requirements of international practice

8. Plan a scientific research in social work with international character

8. Indicate the contribution and presence of the international practice of social work in Croatia

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will gain:

1. ability to use international databases in an integrated manner

2. ability to establish communication with colleagues in the inetrnational professional community

3. ability to organise a critical discussion in a study group about current international trends

4. ability to integrate different types of knowledge and experiences (previous knowledge about social work, economy, law, political sciencem ecology, philosophy etc.)

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Forms of testing knowledge

1.1. Written examination / 2 mid-term examinations - Level 1-3

1.2. Oral examination: reporting about an international social problem or characteristics of international social work practice - Level 2-5

 

Students may pass written examination through two mid-term examinations, each comprising a half of the courseload. 10 points may be earned in mid-term examination, and the grading system is as follows:

0-4 points: insufficient (1)

5 points: sufficient (2)

6 and 7 points: good (3)

8 and 9 points: very good (4)

10 points: excellent (5)

 

Written examination for the students who did not pass through mid-term examinations consist of 10 questions, each carrying a point, and the grading system is as follows:

0-4 points: insufficient (1)

5 points: sufficient (2)

6 and 7 points: good (3)

8 and 9 points: very good (4)

10 points: excellent (5)

 

Oral part of the examination consists of reporting about a selected international social problem or characteristics of international social work practice. The level of preparation, skill of integrating knowledge from various sources and the manner of expression and usage of professional terminology while expressing a critical point of view will be evaluated. Final grade is calculated as an arithmetic mean of grades from the written and oiral part of the examination.