Summer School Program

7th NBSW Summer School
17-21 August 2015
University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland

Connecting the Global and Local:
The Challenge for Social Work Research

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,
http://www.uef.fi/en/kartat4

PROGRAM


Monday 17.8.2015

Venue: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Medistudia, MS 303, Yliopistonranta 1A

Chair Professor Sari Rissanen, University of Eastern Finland

11.00– Registration

12.00–13.30 Welcome to the summer school!

Introduction and presentation of the course
Professor Sari Rissanen, University of Eastern Finland &
Professor Marjo Kuronen, University of Jyväskylä

Presentation of the participants

13.30–14.30 Connecting the global and local: the challenge for social work research
Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher Satu Ranta-Tyrkkö, University of Tampere

14.30–15.00 Coffee break

15.00–17.30 Paper Session I / Marjo Kuronen & Janet Carter Anand
Mira Schroderus
Trond Heitmann

 

Tuesday 18.8.2015

Venue: Medistudia, MS 300, Yliopistonranta 1A

Chair Professor Marjo Kuronen, University of Jyväskylä

10.15–10.45 Welcome to summer schools!
The integration of two summer schools: NBSW and Finnish methodological summer school
Professor Marjo Kuronen, University of Eastern Finland

10.45–12.00 Tripping over Difference: The Experience of International Research Collaboration
Professor Janet Carter Anand, University of Eastern Finland

12.00–13.00 Lunch (at participant’s own expense)

13.00–14.00 Bayesian methods in assessment of effectiveness in social care
Professor Olli-Pekka Ryynänen, University of Eastern Finland

14.00-14.30 Coffee Break

14.30–17.00 Paper Session II / Janet Anand & Mikko Mäntysaari
Mari Suonio
Akiko Kosaka
Sabanovas Simonas

18.30–20.30 Dinner (at participant’s own expense)


Wednesday 19.8.2015

Venue: Medistudia, MS 300, Yliopistonranta 1A

Chair Professor Riitta Vornanen, University of Eastern Finland

10.00–11.30 Paper Session III / Johanna Kiili
Ziyu Wang

11.30–12.30 Lunch (at participant’s own expense)

12.30–13.15 The challenge of measuring well-being
PhD Maija Mänttäri-van der Kuip, University of Jyväskylä

13.15–13.45 Coffee break

13.45–15.30 Publishing in international social work journals
Professor, Chief editor Tarja Pösö, University of Tampere

Discussion


Thursday 20.8.2015

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?

Panelists
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
Qingyun Fan
Johnstone Leah
Makštutytė Ramunė

(Meeting of the NBSW Coordination Group during the paper session)

18.30– Walk in the harbor & Light dinner, Cruise at lake Kallavesi


Friday 21.8.2015

Venue: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, Medistudia, MS 303, Yliopistonranta 1A

Chair Professor Lars Uggerhoj, Aalborg University

9.00–11.00 Paper Session V / Lars Uggerhöj & Heli Valokivi
Sointu Riekkinen-Tuovinen
Vera Taube
Tiina Määttä

11.00–12.30 Concluding session and evaluation of the Summer school

Lunch (at participants’ own expense)

Have a Safe Journey!



Paper session commentators:
Professor Juha Hämäläinen, Universy of Eastern Finland
University Lecturer, PhD Johanna Kiili, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Riina Kiik, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Professor Marjo Kuronen, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Mikko Mäntysaari, University of Jyväskylä
Professor Lars Uggerhoj, Aalborg University
Professor Heli Valokivi, University of Lapland