Journal Article To Discuss Social Work Education Approach to Social Justice

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Dr Jane Fenton of the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education will shortly have an article published in the August edition of The Journal of Critical and Radical Social Work: an International Journal.  The article questions whether social work education is vigorous enough in its approach to social justice. Are students getting the message? Using empirical data, the article demonstrates that newer, younger social workers are less critical of the  neo-liberal shift in statutory social work and proposes that, unless we adopt a more ‘head-on’ challenge to said shift, new...

Winning Accolades for Teaching Recovery Techniques

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Congratulations to Dr Ian Barron and MSc Social Work graduate (2012) Keren Laing who, along with Rossie Young Peoples Trust won a Care Accolade at the recent Scottish Social Services Council Care Accolades Ceremony. The project is working in partnership with the Univeristy of Dundee and more information on the award winning work can be found on their project profile....

Leading Discussions on Infant Mental Health

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Dr Ian Barron of the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education will be chairing a symposium entitled ‘Jewish and Arab Mental Health professionals: United against mutual fear and mistrust, for promoting infant mental health’ at the upcoming World Association of Infant World Health (WAIMH) Congress.  Hosting 1,500 delegates over the course of 4 days, the Congress, taking place in Edinburgh is being facilitated by the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH), a not-for-profit organisation for scientific and educational professionals. WAIMH’s central aim is to pr...

Thailand Collaborates with Dundee for Policing Expertise

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Friday 16th May saw Lt. Colonel Krisanaphong Poothakool from the Royal Thai Police Academy and Rangsit University in Bangkok, Thailand, visit the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education to discuss a possible collaboration between the MSc/PG Diploma Policing Studies and the Masters of Public Administration in Criminology & Criminal Justice at Rangsit University (RSU) and agree to establishing an Memorandum of Understanding to progress matters. The meeting was hosted jointly by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and present along with Lt. Col. Poothakool  and Dr Ton...

Dairsie Pupils Impress Dundee University Education Students

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On Wednesday May 7th , Primary 5, 6 and 7 pupils from Dairsie Primary visited the University of Dundee to share strategies for teaching Enterprise Education with the Primary Teaching Postgraduate students. Pupils led a presentation about their Enterprise Experiences this year, including a Dragons’ Den type challenge, where University students put their own entrepreneurial skills to the test! Pupils learned this year how important skills for Learning, Life and Work are, how to put these into action and how to improve these continuously in their learning experiences. They learned that Enterprise is not...