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A Charles Sturt University Initiative


Curriculum Development on Environment Sustainability

in Social Work

15-16 JANUARY 2013 9.00am to 4.30 pm


Hosted by Griffith University

South Bank Campus Venue:

Building S02 - Webb centre, Room 6.38   


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Target group

Academics from the Schools of Social Work- Australia


Goals of the conference


This is the first major national exercise of addressing curriculum development needs in the area of sustainability and environmentalism and social work.

The conference has two main objectives

1.       To provide an opportunity to recognise the emerging environmental consciousness and its contribution to deepening the social work environmental focus

2.       To clearly identify the values on which a new paradigm in social work may be developed.


Intended outcomes of the conference


The proposed outcomes of this small conference of academics and industry representatives include:

1.       Articulation of the interface between social work and environmental issues

2.       Sub groups to form for development of the curriculum in consultation with AASW


Importance of this Initiative:

One of the expected outcomes of this conference is to develop a small groups of concerned academics to develop major proposals that are not restricted to: Development of Australian literature in Social Work and Sustainability; Preparation of the Curriculum for AASW approval; Preparation of OLTS

application; Preparation of select review of literature in relation to the subject content of the conference

·          Faculty from Schools of Social Work in Australia

·          Association of Schools of Social Work in Australia

·          Australian Association of Social Workers- key professional body will be invited at appropriate stages of the development of these initiatives.


Background of the Convenors


Co- Convenor Associate Professor Jennifer McKinnon’s doctoral dissertation is on Environmental issues in social work and her contributions are very widely known in this area. Jennifer will play a key role in the conference.  Associate Professor Jennifer McKinnon has just returned form Stockholm IFSW conference where she has initiated a social work ecology sustainability research network.


The principal convenor Venkat Pulla has proposed this National Workshop for 2 days that would bring social work academics and representatives to work on curriculum needs of social work in relation to the key areas of sustainability in social work and a series of activities after. Venkat Pulla has recently initiated an ‘Asian researchers in social work and environment’, which will be bringing out a Colloquium in South Asia in 2013 and will bring a compendium of environmental case studies in Asia. This is being done in conjunction with Sahabat Alam - Malaysia, Friends of the Earth, and Malaysian Schools of Social Work. The preparatory meeting took place in   November 2013 in Penang.


 Curriculum development on environment sustainability in social work 15- 16 January 2012

Conference of Social Work Ljubljana 2013 Slovenia Europe

5th Congress of Social Work Ljubljana 2013 Slovenia Europe


25-27 SEPTEMBER 2013


The symposium will be held on 26th September 2013 in Ljubljana, Hotel Mons, Slovenia as part of the 5th Congress of Social Work. Working language is English.

Current economic crisis initiated many states considering themselves as welfare states to introduce social changes that distanced them from the concept of welfare by introducing the concept of workfare and punitive state. Neoliberal or neoconservative ideological assumptions got an important place in social policies and can be recognised in social rights cuttings, obstacles to accessibility of and eligibility to services, and in increased dependency on labour market for survival. The most obvious consequences are increase in poverty, homelessness and severe social problems. These changes affect social work in different ways throughout the world.

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