School forges links with Gbowee Peace Foundation

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The University of Dundee recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee with an honorary degree on Friday 20th June. Speaking of Leymah and her furtherance of social work and community development, Professor Tim Kelly, Dean of the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, said, ‘Ms Gbowee is an inspirational woman and the School looks forward to continued collaborations with her Foundation. Her commitment to peace and social justice resonate with our professions.’ Leymah Gbowee was a single mother of four, living in the war-ravaged nation of Liberia, struggling to fee...

ERASMUS Students Share Unique Insight into Studying at Dundee

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Two of the School's very creative Erasmus exchange students from Belgium recently presented the fruits of their labour in the form of a International Student Guide to Studying at Dundee. This innovative document draws on their joint experience as students in Dundee whilst studying with the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education programme. Raisa and Cindy who are enrolled at the teacher education department of Thomas More University in Kempen, Belgium describe their reasons for choosing Dundee, ‘We are the first students from our school to go abroad to Dundee. We even are the first Erasmus exchang...

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...