Type: lectures and seminars (28 hours), reading literature.
Credits: 5 ECTS.
Tutor: Lidia Kriulya, PhD, lecturer.
Aims of the course:
Studies provide a student with the knowledge about:
- different ethical theories in the development of social work and social work values;
- ethical principles and professional codes of ethics in different countries;
- the importance of character in the professional role;
- basic social worker’s responsibilities and their dependence on political meaning of ethical approaches in social work;
- values of radical, professional and bureaucratic models of social work practice;
- ethical principles of research in social work.
After the studies a student must know and understand:
- the purposes and outcomes of implementing different ethical theories to the practice of social work;
- the ethical principles in different countries;
- the significance of involvement and participation of service users in decision-making;
A student must be able to critically reflect on:
- applying a definite set of ethical principles in different cultural and political contexts;
- advantages and disadvantages of principle-based approaches and character-and relationship-based approaches to ethics of social work;
- blame and guilt in social work.
During the course the student learns:
- to explain the interconnectedness of ethical with professional and political;
- to interpret and compare professional codes of ethics accepted in different countries;
- about the skills that help to develop into a reflective and reflexive practitioner;
- to critically reflect on ethical judgments in context, conflicting responsibilities, growth of managerialism and authoritarianism;
- about the causes of non-ethical behavior, ethical problems and dilemmas;
- to be a responsible researcher.
Teaching methods :
Lectures, seminars, group discussions, reading the literature.
Participation in lectures, seminars and group discussions, reading the literature.
Essay, 5 ECTS.
1-5 / Fail
Recommended reading : Will be delivered by the tutor