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Vad innbär hållbar utveckling?: Uppfattningar om hållbar utveckling bland lärare på socionomprogrammet vid Linnéuniversitetet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to inquire into how teaching educators within the Social Work Program at the Linneaus University of Sweden are comprehend the concept of sustainable development. Both in relation to the relevancy the concept has in social work as a profession and within the realms of education. The aim is to examine the discrepancies between what is stated in policy documents and what is actually taught.

The study is based upon semi-structured interviews with a group of teaching educators from the Department of Social Work at the Linneaus University. Conclusions show that there is some obscurity surrounding what sustainable development as a concept really is and that general comprehension of the concept is limited. Not one of the participants in the study could describe concretely in which way the concept of sustainable development could be of relevance for social work as a profession. Furthermore it can also be concluded that a clear definition of sustainable development from the Linneaus University management is missing as well as the right tools and conditions for implementation, of the concept stated within the policy documents, are insufficient. The study also aims to contribute towards the discussion concerning everyone’s responsibility when it comes to a common journey towards a sustainable future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015.
Keyword [en]
sustainable development, social work, higher level education
Keyword [sv]
hållbar utveckling, socialt arbete, högre utbildning
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-46449OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-46449DiVA: diva2:856246
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
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Available from: 2015-09-23 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2015-09-23Bibliographically approved

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