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STYIP5 Different Contexts of Social Work 5 ECTS
Organised by
Social Work/ISSS

Learning outcomes

The student becomes familiar with the different contexts, histories and roles of social work, as well as its developments within the welfare state framework.


The literature deals with the different contexts, roles and histories of social work in Finland, and in a more limited scale for instance in Britain and the United States. The literature introduces also different methodological angles to social work and its research, and highlights possible tensions between them.

Modes of study

Examination taken as electronic exam.


Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

Karvinen, Pösö & Satka (eds.), Reconstructing Social Work Research. Finnish Methodological Adaptations. SoPhi 1999.

Payne, The Origins of Social Work. Continuity and Change. Palgrave Macmillan 2005.

Satka, Making Social Citizenship. Conceptual Practices from the Finnish Poor Law to Professional Social Work. SoPhi 1995.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Social Work (Social Work/ISSS)
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