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Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Social Media – By Claudia Megele

Social work operates within a knowledge economy and one in which its practitioners are expected to take responsibility for their own training and development. But, even in this age of social media-borne knowledge, the profession seems to lack the cultural orientation and fundamental awareness and expertise in knowledge transfer and knowledge management. It is vital, … Continue reading

Social Work & Professional Identity: What does it stand for? – @SWSCmedia Debate

Since its’ inception the role and identity of social work has been a subject of debate and it seems that even after a century past Flexner social work has never gotten fully over some of the challenges raised in his speech. Indeed, Askeland and Payne (2001) suggest:  “Social work has always been subject to competing … Continue reading

Social Media, Social Learning and Education + CPD – By Claudia Megele (Originally published in Compass)

Social media tools and approaches, based on Web 2.0 paradigm, offer educational possibilities in so far as they can support social interaction such as sharing and exchanging information and views, collaborating, and communicating.  Therefore, here are some of the ways social media and social learning can contribute to social work and social care education and … Continue reading

Employers Social Media Policy and the Challenge of e-Professionalism

The widespread diffusion of social media and its increasing use in both personal and professional spheres combined with an abundance of information sustained by increasing out-pouring of private information into public domain, have blurred the boundaries of personal and work identities and generated significant socio-legal, cultural, economic, and psychosocial challenges. This article is an attempt … Continue reading

Summary of the debate on: Voices of Children & Children’s Rights

Thank you for joining the debate and sharing your views on “Voices of Children & Children’s Rights“ @SWSCmedia. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views in our future debates. Summary of Debate on: Voices of Children & Children’s Rights (9 October 2012) Click here or on the image below to … Continue reading

Child Protection Social Work: Separating Children from their Families? Why? When? & How?

Thank you for joining the debate on “Child Protection Social Work: Separating Children from their Families? Why? When? & How?” We changed our topic shortly before the debate to shed light on child protection practice and in response to BBC Eastenders misinformed and damaging portrayal of social work and social workers’ role and interventions. Below … Continue reading

Voices of Children & Children’s Rights: @SWSCMedia Debate

Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states: “1. States Parties shall assure to the child who is capable of forming his or her own views the right to express those views freely in all matters affecting the child, the views of the child being given due weight in … Continue reading

Values and Ethics in Social Work – Special Group Discussion @SWSCMedia

Thank you for joining the debate and sharing your views on “Values & Ethics in Social Work“ @SWSCmedia. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views on: “The Conception of Childhood and Children’s Rights” @SWSCmedia on Tuesday (9 October 2012) 8:00 PM UK / 3:00 PM ET. Summary of Debate on: Values and Ethics … Continue reading

Ethical implications of Social Media engagement for Health, Social Work, and Social Care – @SWSCMedia Debate Summary

Thank you for joining the debate and sharing your views on “Ethical implications of Social Media engagement for Health, Social Work, and Social Care professions” @SWSCmedia. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views on: “The Conception of Childhood and Children’s Rights” @SWSCmedia on Tuesday (9 October 2012) 8:00 PM UK / 3:00 PM … Continue reading

Social Work & Social Media & Apps – @SWSCMedia Debate Summary

Thank you for joining the debate on “Social Work and Social Media Apps” @SWSCmedia and for sharing your views. Below is the summary of the discussion and we look forward to your views on: “The Conception of Childhood and Children’s Rights” @SWSCmedia on Tuesday (9 October 2012) 8:00 PM UK / 3:00 PM ET. Summary of Debate on: Social Work … Continue reading

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