Ecosocial transition and community development
DATE AND PLACE: 2.-4.10.2014 in Kokkola University Consortium, Kokkola.
optional field visits 2. 10. at 13 – 18. Eskola Village and 3.10. 9 – 12 Kokkotyö-Foundation
Mandatory workshop: 3rd of October at 13 -19, 4.th of October at 9 - 15
COURSE SETTING: Week end course including lectures, work shop, and preparatory field visits (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning; field visits are optional for students).
COURSE APPLICATION IN SOCIAL WORK CURRICULUM: STO403 (Rakenteellisen ja yhteisötyön menetelmät) or STO 404 (Yhteisötalous ja yhteiskunnallinen yrittäjyys) or STO840 (International Social Work). Students from other programs may agree about the course HOPS-relevance with their own departments
EXAMINATION: Evaluation 1 – 5 of students Learning Diary (5 pages), based on active participation in the entire course, studying its material and the book (Roivainen ym. Yhteisöt ja sosiaalityö) For international students an English book will be made available
CREDITS: 5 ECTS; including min. 16 hours seminar + book + other material
COURSE CONTENT: Community economy and green employment, Community work and development, eco-social approach in Social work, International perspectives and examples about ecosocial transition, rural community development, Green Care, Environmental and Social impact of ‘slow violence’
TOPICS of the Field Visists: Eskola Village (Kannus) community services and activities, including Green Care Farm, Green employment and Social Economy of the Kokkotyö Foundation, Kokkola
TEACHERS: prof. Susanne Elsen (University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy): Community development and local economy in ecosocial transition; senior lecturer Komal Singh Rambaree (University of Gävle, Sweden): Sustainable development and social work and postdoctoral researcher Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö (University of Tampere): Slow violence, environment and social work.
COURSE LEADERS: Aila-Leena Matthies and Kati Närhi (Contact if any questions)
REGISTRATION: until 15th of September JUY-students via Korppi and Kokkola students via Optima