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cial work and their influence on the nature of contemporary social work; ability to understand the historical roots of core ideas and developments in social work; the ability to use gender analysis within historical perspectives in social work; the ability to understand the interdependencies, specificities and commonalities within the historical development of social work from gender perspectives; — lectures provide students with the knowledge of women’s contribution to social work as a scientific discipline, profession and practice; increase understanding of the construction of gender through history and the main agents of this construction; increase awareness of the multiplicity of feminist issues; provide understanding of the impact of gender construction on women’s every day lives, their private and public positions and status; increase understanding of the position of women inside different welfare regimes, of the ways in which welfare policies were created and transformed into services that framed women’s choices and possibilities; teach the tools to deconstruct gender differences; help to understand socio-political issues currently affecting women around the world; help to contextualise different developments of the professionalisation of social work and contradictions in the role of women in social work as challengers and reinforcers of social norms and morals; — seminars and assignments stimulate the use of written and oral communication as a means of expressing ideas in an academic discussion; develop the skills of critical reflective practice; develop research skills and epistemological sophistication. Competences Ability for abstract thinking, analysis and synthesis (generic 1); Ability to undertake research at an appropriate level (generic 8); Ability to show awareness of gender issues (generic 31); Ability to demonstrate understanding of the interaction between gender and other forms of inequality, such as class, ethnicity, sexual orientation and age (specific 7); Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the history of national and international women’s movements and their connections to other movements (specific 4); Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the uses of the concept of gender in research (specific 1). 99

Gender Studies Tuning Brochure  

Tuning Educational Structures in Europe The name Tuning was chosen for the project to refl ect the idea that universities do not look for u...

Gender Studies Tuning Brochure  

Tuning Educational Structures in Europe The name Tuning was chosen for the project to refl ect the idea that universities do not look for u...

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