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Teaching Disability Studies to Social Work Students - CeDR Symposium

Date: 20-21 May 2009 Time: 12.00 -12.00pm

CeDR is hosting a two day symposium on teaching disability studies to social work students.

The aim of the symposium is to share and develop ideas about teaching disability issues within social work education from a disability studies perspective. Central themes are

  • What is the disability studies curriculum for social work?
  • Threshold concepts in disability studies
  • Pedagogical connections between disability studies and social work
  • The role of disabled and non-disabled people in social work education
  • Overcoming the alienation of parasite professions
  • The art of the possible: social model practice
  • Mainstreaming the social model in social work education.

The symposium is part of a broader stream of work concerned with the teaching of disability issues in higher education currently being developed by CeDR.


Who can attend: Anyone


Further information

Associated staff: Hannah Morgan, Donna Reeve, Bob Sapey

Organising departments and research centres: Applied Social Science, Centre for Disability Research CeDR


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