|Russian-Norwegian intensive course in comparative analysis of Social work with youth|
3–5 April 2017, Murmansk Arctic State University held a Russian-Norwegian intensive course in comparative analysis of Social work with youth.
The course program consisted of 3 modules: "Social work with youth", "Social work with migrants and indigenous communities", "Methodological approaches to social issues' research".
Svetlana Petoshina, PhD in Philosophy and associate professor of Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, and Tatyana Tegaleva, senior lecturer of the department, held the presentations on the basics of social work with youth as well as on professional and methodological approaches to solving the social problems in Russia.
Alexandra Burtseva, PhD in Pedagogics and associate professor of the Department of Russian Philology and Mass Communications, and Tordis SØvde, associate professor of UiT – the Arctic University of Norway (campus Alta), spoke on adaptation work with migrants in the high North.
Tatiana Egorova, head of The Barents Indigenous Peoples Office, and Ann-Mari Andersen from UiT – the Arctic University of Norway discussed with students the organizational aspects of work with Sami people.
Ekaterina Sharova, PhD in Sociology and associate professor of Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences presented the research results on youth life strategies in the North, while Elena Nedoseka, PhD in Sociology and associate professor of Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, and Elena Filippova, senior lecturer of the same department, held lectures on qualitative and quantitative research methods, applicable to the sphere of social work.
Students of "Social work" and "Sociology" programs actively participated in group discussions and used the experience of social work and volunteering movement as examples.
During the seminar, professors from Russia and Norway discussed the major directions of social work; compared social practices and technologies; looked at perspectives for development of social work in both countries; exchanged their experience of training social workers at the universities.
Norwegian students visited Murmansk Youth Home and Murmansk Social center for children and families where they got acquainted with new activity areas of the institutions and the technologies of working with youth.
On completion of the course, Norwegian and Russian students successfully passed the exams and got certificates.
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