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Becoming aware of the grand social challenges: how an international and interdisciplinary educational context may broaden students perspectives on human rights and public health
Oslo and Akershus University of Coll, Norway.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Social Work. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. University of Borås, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664, Vol. 20, no 1, 125-138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The understanding of contemporary social problems and challenges in an international and national perspective is a significant issue for social work because of globalisation and social problems are too complex to handle by single actors themselves. The need for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration is important. This paper focuses on experiences from an Erasmus Intensive Programme with the title Human Rights, Public Health and Social Service Challenges on Local Government in the Nordic-Baltic Sea Area. Social work students from different countries interacted with students from other disciplines such as political science, psychology and economy to discuss common challenges and solutions in this field. The analysis of the findings shows students reflect upon human rights issues as universal rights and how challenges presented by contextual differences in preconditions for everyday lifebetween the countries, are reflected from different disciplines/professional perspectives. The paper argues that international and interdisciplinary programmes, where students get the opportunity to meet and to work with overarching and transnational issues, have a great potential for engaging students in global development in a rapidly changing world. ABSTRAKTForstaelsen for samtida sociala problem och internationella ochnationella utmaningar ar viktiga fragor for socialt arbete. Globaliseringen bidrar till att manga sociala problem ar for komplexa for enskilda aktorer att hantera pa egen hand. Behovet av en interdisciplinar och interprofessionell samverkan ar darfor betydelsefullt. Detta paper har fokus pa erfarenheter fran en internationell kurs via Erasmus Intensive Programme. Kursens namn var Rights, Public Health and Social Service Challenges on Local Government in the Nordic-Baltic Sea Area. Studerande fran socialt arbete i olika lander samverkade med studenter fran andra discipliner sasom statsvetenskap, psykologi och ekonomi for att diskutera gemensamma utmaningar och losningar pa fragor inom omradet. Analysen av studenternas arbeten visar att studenter reflekterade over fragor om manskliga rattigheter som en universell rattighet. Vidare pekade resultatet pa hur utmaningar med konceptuella skillnader i forutsattningar for vardagslivet mellan olika lander sags pa skilda satt fran olika discipliner eller professionsperspektiv och bidrog till ett fordjupat larande. Vi menar att internationella och interdisciplinara program dar studenter far mojlighet att arbeta tillsammans har potential for att engagera studenter i den globala utvecklingen i en snabbt foranderlig varld.

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ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD , 2017. Vol. 20, no 1, 125-138 p.
Keyword [en]
Human rights; international collaboration; social work; social work education; practice learning; public health; manskliga rattigheter; internationell samverkan; socialt arbete; socionomutbildning; larande i praktiken; folkhalsa
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-136080DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2016.1202204ISI: 000394053200012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-136080DiVA: diva2:1084756
Available from: 2017-03-27 Created: 2017-03-27 Last updated: 2017-03-27

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