The 2015 Summer School of Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work will focus on questions of local and global. The theme of the summer school Connecting the Global and Local: the Challenge for Social Work Research refers to the tension between the local-specific nature of social work research and the interests of the international community of scholars. Taking often responsibility for topical problems and needs in local, regional and national contexts the research of social work deals mainly with limited themes without wider relevance in the international context. How to balance between the place-specific needs of knowledge and the wider scientific interests in writing, reporting and publishing? The summer school offers op-portunities for reflecting own research activities from the point of view of connecting global and local. In addition to substantial issues, attention will be paid especially to conceptual, epistemological and methodological considerations. These issues will be connected to writing, reporting and publishing about place-relevant topics in international publications.
The summer school will each day contain a mixture of keynote presentations related to the theme of the summer school and workshops where the PhD students present and discuss their work under the guidance of experienced researchers/keynote speakers.
The program on Tuesday and Wednesday is connected to Finnish methodological summer school for social work.
Organisers of the summer school are the University of Eastern Finland and the University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Venue: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Medistudia, MS 303, Yliopistonranta 1A,
Venue: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Medistudia, MS 303, Yliopistonranta 1A
Chair Professor Sari Rissanen, University of Eastern Finland
9.00¬–11.30 Panel discussion with the steering committee of the NBSW-network:
What can the Nordic and Baltic countries endow to the global community of academics in
the field of social work research and practice?
Zsolt Bugarszki, Tallinn University, Estonia
Hildur Kalman, Umeå University, Sweden
Jolita Kasalyniene, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Janet Carter Anand, University of Eastern Finland
Lars Uggerhöj, Aalborg University, Denmark
11.30–12.30 Lunch (at participants’ own expense)
12.30–13.30 Category analysis in studying a people-processing case in a multi-professional context University Lecturer Riitta-Liisa Kinni, University of Eastern Finland
13.30–14.30 Researching a global problem in a local context - methodological and ethical considerations on doing ethnography in the services for domestic violence survivors in Russia
PhD Maija Jäppinen, University of Helsinki
14.30–15.00 Coffee Break
15.00–17.30 Paper Session IV / Heli Valokivi & Johanna Kiili
(Meeting of the NBSW Coordination Group during the paper session)
18.30– Walk in the harbor & Light dinner, Cruise at lake Kallavesi