SPRb1101 Introduction to Social Work

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc. (lecturer), Mgr. Daniela Jaklová Střihavková (deputy)
Mgr. Daniela Jaklová Střihavková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Spoustová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Libor Musil, CSc.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Supplier department: Department of Social Policy and Social Work - Faculty of Social Studies
Timetable
Thu 8. 10. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 15. 10. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 22. 10. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 29. 10. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 5. 11. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 12. 11. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 19. 11. 12:00–13:40 P24, Thu 26. 11. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 3. 12. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 10. 12. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 17. 12. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 7. 1. 12:00–13:40 U33, Thu 14. 1. 12:00–13:40 U33
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
SPRb1101/01: Thu 14:00–14:50 U32
SPRb1101/02: Thu 15:00–15:50 U32
Prerequisites
! SPP101 Introduction to SPSP
The subject offers groundwork to studying the other subjects of social work occupation, especially to sujects of theories and methods of social work and ethics in social work. The subject offers notion on mutual interdependence of individual subjects included into the programme (theories and methods of social work, ethics in social work, social policy, social legislation, problems of minority groups, social deviation, psychosicla aspects of helth and sickness, research methodology etc.) in terms of definition and identity of social work.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students 1/ become known with the notion and core concepts of the profession "interactions between people and social environment", "micro, mezo, and macro interactions", "object", "livign situation", "social work institutionalizationts", 2/ practising in application of above mantionwed concepts in reflecting specific case.
Learning outcomes
On successful completion of the course student should be able to interpret clients living circumstances in terms of “interactions between people and their social environment" and "living situation”, to distinguish between “questions on the client’s living situation” and “questions on helping intervention”, construing his or her own socvial worker role in the context of specific case, and to distighuish between "modern" and "postmodern" institutionalization of social work.
Syllabus
  • The course is devoted to the following topics and issues:
  • 1. "Social work - helping profession on intermediating interactions"
  • 2. "Social work - Foucault, object and its specific intepretations."
  • 3. „Problem interactions between people and sdocial environmenr."
  • 4. „Living situation."
  • 5. „Living situation according to Bartlett."
  • 6. „Typology of social work notions.“
  • 7. "Specific fields of social work."
  • 8. "Cognitive context of understanding living situations”.
  • 9. "Cognition in social work."
  • 10. "Standards of social work education."
  • 11. "The Conception of studies in social work in terms of standards of social work education."
  • 12. The conception of studies in social work in terms of the “living situation” concept.
  • 13. "Modern and postmodern institucionalization of social work"
Literature
    required literature
  • MUSIL, L. (2013a) Challenges of Postmodern Institutionalisation for Education in Social Work. In Matulayová, T., Musil, L. (eds.) Social Work, Education and Postmodernity. Theory and Studies in Selected Czech, Slovak and Polish Issues, Liberec: Technical
  • MORRISSEY, M.H.: The Downtown Welfare Advocate Center: A Case Study of a Welfare Rights Organization. Social Service Review, 1990, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 193–201.
  • BRIAR, S.: The Current Crisis in Social Casework. In: Gilbert, N., Spetch, H., The Emergence of Social Welfare and Social Work, F.E. Peacock Publishers, Itasca 1976, pp. 407–411
  • CHYTIL, O., MUSIL, L.: Ještě jednou k problematice minimálních standardů vzdělávání v sociální práci. Sociální politika, 3/98, s. 9–10.
  • MUSIL, Libor. Různorodost pojetí, nejasná nabídka a kontrola výkonu "sociální práce" (Different conceptions, unclear offer and control over the performance of "social work"). Sociální práce/Sociálna práca, Brno: ASVSP, 2008, vol. 8, 2/2008, p. 60 - 79. ISSN 1213-6204. info
  • JANEBOVÁ, Radka and Libor MUSIL. Mýty o roli sociálních pracovníků a pracovnic (The Social Worker's Role Myths). Sociální práce/Sociálna práca, Brno: ASVSP, 2007, vol. 2007, No 1, p. 50-61. ISSN 1213-6204. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Pavel and Libor MUSIL. Sociální práce s příslušníky menšinových skupin (Social Work with Members of Minority Groups). Sociální studia, Fakulta sociálních studií MU Brno, 2000, vol. 2000, No 5, p. 127-163. ISSN 1212-365X. info
  • NAVRÁTIL, Pavel and Libor MUSIL. Sociální práce s příslušníky menšinových skupin (Social Work with Members of Minority Groups). Sociální studia, Fakulta sociálních studií MU Brno, 2000, vol. 2000, No 5, p. 127-163. ISSN 1212-365X. info
  • Practical politics : social work and political responsibility. Edited by Maryann Mahaffey - John W. Hanks. Silver spring, Maryland: National association of social workers, 1982. vii, 260 s. ISBN 0-87101-099-2. info
  • BARTLETT, Harriett M. and Beatrice N. SAUNDERS. The common base of social work practice. New York: National Association of Social Workers, 1970. 224 s. ISBN 0871010542. info
    recommended literature
  • KAHÁNKOVÁ, J., MYŠÍKOVÁ, M., NEDĚLNÍKOVÁ, D.: Sociální asistence pro rodiny s dětmi jako jedna z forem terénní sociální práce. Sociální práce/Sociálna práca, 2/2005, s. 49–59.
  • ABEL, E.K.: Benevolence and Social Control: Advice from the Children’s Bureau in the Early Twentieth Century. Social Service Review, 1994, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 5–14.
  • KABÁTOVÁ, I.: Probace. Sociální práce, 1/98, s. 26–30.
  • POTŮČEK, Martin. Sociální politika [Potůček, 1995]. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1995. 142 s. ISBN 80-85850-01-X. info
Teaching methods
The learning outcomes of the course will be attained by means of following teaching methods: 1. lectures, 3. reading, 2. writing an essay, 3. group consultations concerning writing essay.
Assessment methods
The course is completed by exam which consists in elaborating the essay on: „The selected client’s living situation in terms of the theory, the social worker as well as social policy maker discourses”. Essay is assessed in terms of following abilities of student: 1. interpreting the selected client’s living circumstances in terms of the “living situation” concept, 2. distinguishing “questions on the selected client’s living situation” and “questions on helping intervention”, 3. identify similarities and differences between discourses of two actors of helping intervention in living situation of the selected client – his or her social worker and relevant social policy maker.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019.
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