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Session Overview
Symposium 2: How Ecosocial Work is Part of the Curriculum at European Higher Education Institutes
Wednesday, 16/June/2021:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Pieter Lievens
Location: Parallel Session 3

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Symposium on how ecosocial work is part of the curriculum at European Higher Education Institutes.

Chair(s): Pieter Lievens (Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Belgium), Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö (University of Jyväskylä), Elvi Chang (University of Gävle)

Discussant(s): Arnaud Morange (IRTS Normandie-Caen), Helena Belchior-Rocha (ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal), Kati Narhi (University of Jyväskylä)

*The first part of the symposium is an overview: each partner (Sweden, Finland, Belgium, France and Portugal) will present in a brief overview: How is ecosocial work embedded in the curriculum? What is the main ‘body of knowledge’ ? How is the course on ecosocial work didactically build (training or lecture, advantages and disadvantages of this approach? What are the most recent developments in teaching ecosocial work (ex. corona-crisis)?

*The second part of the symposium is a comparison: What are the main differences and similarities? What can we learn from each other? What content from the body of knowledge is mainly missing? What other conclusions can be drawn from the presentation of local educational practices in ecosocial work?

*The third part of the symposium is a discussion with the audience. What was inspiring? What is similar with or recognizable from your own background? Which other practices of knowledge in teaching ecosocial work did this presentation not cover? What actions can promote ecosocial work in SW-education? What expertise and content needs further to be developed or exchanged? What can be the role of the SIG-EASSW-ECOSOCIAL WORK in doing this?


Presentations of the Symposium


example 1: Ecosocial work in Belgium

Pieter Lievens
Karel de Grote University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Belgium

Ecosocial work on the macro-level, focus on social work dealing with global challenges


example 2: Ecosocial work in Finland

Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, Kati Narhi
University of Jyväskylä

Social Work in Ecosocial Transition, focus on the links between sustainable development and environmental and economic issues in social work, and that ecological sustainability is crucial for transgenerational, local and global responsibility in social work


example 3: Ecosocial work in Sweden

Elvi Chang
University of Gävle

The person-in-environment approach, focus on environment as a dynamic and interactive system


example 4: Ecosocial work in France

Arnaud Morange
IRTS Normandie-Caen

Social work initiatives and ecological transition, focus on integration of ecological dimensions in assisting service users


example 5: Ecosocial work in Portugal

Helena Belchior-Rocha
ISCTE, Lisboa, Portugal

Environmental sustainability training, focus on transversal competence in the soft skills lab.

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