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www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika. Sustainable Innovation in Social Work Practice: Challenge and Possibility Definition of Outline. The International 'Social Work & Society' Academy - TiSSA 2010. Prof. Vilija Targamadz ė, Eglė Kvieskaitė. www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika. Outline. Levels of reality
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www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Sustainable Innovation in Social Work Practice: Challenge and Possibility Definition of Outline The International 'Social Work & Society' Academy - TiSSA 2010 Prof. Vilija Targamadzė, Eglė Kvieskaitė
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Outline • Levels of reality • Definition of sustainable innovation • Stages of innovative activities • Sustainable Innovation in SWP • Conclusion • Questions & Discussion
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Levels of reality • Societal, • Systemic, • Institutional, • Interpersonal • Intrapersonal
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Sustainable innovation: definition • ,,<...> innovation that enables the social system to develop new ideas to support sustainability and implement them (OECD, 2005) • ,,<...> is seen as involving a change in socio-economic structures and in our relationship with the natural environment (Dryzek, 2005)
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Sustainable Innovation as Solution in SWP Environm-ental system Economical system SUST Social system Traditional attitude towards sustainability: three-line reasoning H. Majer (2005, p. 158 ).
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Sustainable innovation in the SWP • “modernization”, • “post-traditional”, • “neo-liberal”, • “transformation”, • “challenging” (Gudauskas R., 2005; Garrett P.M., 2008)
21th century Up to 19th century 20th century www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Learning organization (society) Embeddedness of R&D. Interaction of all relevant actors (experts, responsible leaders, concerned people) Research organization ,,team of scientists (experts)” Inventor ,,all of a sudden he was struck by an idea” Stages of emergence of innovative activitiesH. Majer (2004, p 169)
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Sustainable Innovation in SW “Continuous and sustainable innovation depends, above all, on cultures and work practices that value reflection and dialogue involving staff at all levels” P.Docherty, M.Kira, A.B.Shani, 2008, p. 183
Specific conditions for sustainable innovations • A joint VISION; • A cooperation & trust within the society; • The willingness and ability to cooperate; • Qualification; • Embeddedness in a learning society; • Learning and experimenting; General rules for regional, sectoral, technological, and national innovation systems. Cultural aspect Scientific aspect Holistic aspect Educational aspect H. Majer, 2005, p. 157-158
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Sustainable Innovation in SWP • Local • Module • Systematic B.Janiūnaitė, 2000
Local SI: Project Citizen Goal: • to develop students commitment to active citizenship and governance bydeveloping an understanding of the importance of citizen participation. • As a class project, students work together to identify and study a public policy problem, propose a solution, and eventually develop an actionplan for implementing their policy.
Presenting your Portfolio and documentation binder http://www.projectcitizen.org/
Module = Systematic SI: PhD-ACT • “New Models of Activism in European Social Work” is the first Module for European excellence in PhD studies in the field of social services. www.phd-act.eu
PhD-ACT virtual community • As an innovative and unique part of 3rd cycle studies PhD_ACT consists of three elements: • Basic Seminar (BS) • Distance Learning Units (DL) • Joint Conference (JC)
Module = Systematic SI: ACUS • Advancing the tree cycle system in social work education in six European Countries.
ACES: • A common module in International Social Work • The development of SW education in Ukraine and Georgia • Regionalization of SW education • Jointly accredited Master programme • Journal of Social Policy and Social Work in Translation
www.vpu.lt/socpedagogika Conclusion • Sustainable innovation in social work is interpreted in a number of ways, however, aiming at searching and modeling process, systematic and situation attitude of the professional is necessary.
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