This social work summer course aims to provide a unique educational experience as an opportunity to understand the transnational nature of the social work profession – to look beyond the borders and find ways to exchange knowledge and experiences with colleagues.
This course consists of lectures and seminars/workshops, excursions to social welfare institutions and to Pärnu (the summer capital of Estonia), as well as a social programme with an international picnic.
The first part of the program (Monday – Wednesday) includes lectures, seminars, group discussions and workshops. Among the lecturers are academic staff and practitioners from the Estonian social work field and from other countries (USA, China, Hungary, Germany etc). Students will have an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences from their home countries. In addition, field trips to local social agencies will take place at the end of lecture-seminar sessions at Tallinn University.
The programme includes 3 field visits and an excursion-trip to Pärnu with the purpose of enabling participants to learn about the Estonian social welfare system and to experience Estonian culture in city and rural areas. On our way to Pärnu we will visit the village of Pahkla (community home for disabled people), where we will meet representatives of the Pärnu City Government Social Welfare Department and we will have a nice international picnic on the beautiful and famous Pärnu beach. During the international picnic, each participant will have an opportunity to share something about his/her culture (language/customs/arts/history/song or dance/food etc). The atmosphere is informal and fun.
On Friday the course will continue with lectures-seminars focused on science in social work and the closing seminar (feedback and certificates).
See also video interviews with Tallinn Summer School participants and read the diary of 2013.
The course is open for all, including interested students from BA; MA, PhD levels and practitioners from social work or related fields.
No credits will be awarded. The students will get the summer school certificate of participation.
250 EUR. For students 200 EUR. Accommodation and meals are not included in the price.
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