Eminent Professor Visits To Discuss How Society Views Young People

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The School of Education, Social Work and Community Education is delighted to announce a forthcoming visit by Professor Shirley Steinberg, a Research Professor of Critical Youth Studies at the University of Calgary. Shirley is the author and editor of many books in critical pedagogy, urban and youth culture, and cultural studies. Originally a social/improvisational theatre creator, she has facilitated happenings and flashmobs globally. A regular contributor to CBC Radio One, CTV, The Toronto Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, and Canadian Press, she is an internationally reknowned speaker and teache...

CLD External Examiner Sought

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The School of Education, Social Work and Community Education are currently inviting applications for the role of External Examiner for the MSc/Post-Graduate Diploma, Community Learning and Development, from September 2014. It is a work based qualifying programme(CLD Standards Council for Scotland accredited)  designed to widen access to learning for participants from a range of professional contexts including youth work, adult learning, community development, community engagement, social work or health, in public, voluntary and private sector agencies. The programme encourages professionals to special...

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...