INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK THEORY:
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Introduction to Social Work Theory
Study: Social Work - 2. semester
Code: 31898
ECTS: 6.0
Course coordinators: izv. prof. dr. sc. Vanja Branica
Lecturers: doc. dr. sc. Ana Opačić - Lectures
Exam dates:
  • 28. 01. 2020.
  • 18. 02. 2020.
  • 21. 04. 2020.
  • 02. 06. 2020.
  • 23. 06. 2020.
  • 07. 07. 2020.
  • 08. 09. 2020.
  • 22. 09. 2020.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
Introduction to Social Work Theory Social Work - 2. semester
6.0 31898
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
izv. prof. dr. sc. Vanja Branica Nazorova 51
Lecturer Consultations Location
doc. dr. sc. Ana Opačić (Lectures) Nazorova 51, room Nazorova 51, soba 11a
Literature
Knežević, M. Miljenović, A. i Branica, V.; Teorija socijalnog rada; Biblioteka Studijskog centra socijalnog rada (2013)
Davis, M.; The Blackwell Companion to Social Work; Blackwell Pulishing (2008)
Howe, D.; A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory; Palgrave Macmillan (2009)
Knežević M.; Neka razmišljanja o suvremenoj teoriji socijalnog rada; Ljetopis studijskog centra socijalnog rada, 4 (1) (1997), str. 29-41
Knežević M.; "Socijalno" i socijalni rad.; Revija za socijalnu politiku, 3 (1) (1996), str. 17-25
Payne, M.; Modern Social Work Theory; Lyceum (2005)
Description
Definitions of social work. Beginnings and development of social work, its social determination, goals and organization. Development of social work as a profession. Social-protection needs. Cause of social issues. Basic kinds of social issues. Theoretic approach to social issues, to their development and the role of social work profession. Area of social work. Social work practice through lens of different theories in social work.
Exam dates
28. 01. 2020.
18. 02. 2020.
21. 04. 2020.
02. 06. 2020.
23. 06. 2020.
07. 07. 2020.
08. 09. 2020.
22. 09. 2020.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

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

1. explain the role of theory in research and practice of social work

2. explain the manner of origin of theory in social sciences and social work

3. describe theoretical directions significant for social work and explain their application in understanding social problems and conceptualisation of social work practice

4. connect the characteristics of dominantly theoretical discourse with the trends in the development of social work profession

5.prepare an interpretation and compare approaches to certain social problem from the aspect of key theoretical approaches in social work (psychoanalytical, behavioural, systematic, existential-humanistic, radical, critical, social-constructivistic approach)

6. propose adequate social work interventions for a selected social problem starting from key theoretical approaches in social work

7. compare and evaluate the usage of kew theoretical approaches in understanding selected social problem and proposal of interventions in social work

Practical and Generic Skills:

After successfully completing the course, students will gain:

1. ability to find and use various sources of cognizance

2. ability to recognise and solve problems

3. ability to seek, analyse and integrate various information

4. ability to generate new ideas in solving practical problems

5. ability to communicate with the professional community in social work

6. development of communication skills (written and oral communication)

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Forms of testing knowledge

Level of knowledge

1. Written exam or mid-term

Level 1.-4.

2. Oral exam

Level 1.-4.

3. Seminar paper

Level 4.-6.

1. Written exam or mid-term

- Written exam consists of 30 questions with offered answers of factual type and open type with essay answers

- Students who enrolled in the course for the first time in 2014/15 can take threemid-term exams. 10points can be earned in each mid-term exam (30 points overall).

- Grading criteria:

0-59.99 %: insufficient (1)

60.00 – 69.99 %: sufficient (2)

70.00- 79.99 %: good (3)

80.00-89.99 %: very good (4)

90.00 – 100.00 %: excellent (5)