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Anna Angelin

Anna Angelin

Associate professor | Senior lecturer

Anna Angelin

Service User Integration Into Social Work Education: Lessons Learned From Nordic Participatory Action Projects

Author

  • Anna Angelin

Summary, in English

Service users have lacked substantial influence, access, and participation in social work education in Norway and Sweden. This article presents comparative analyses of two participatory projects that have developed and implemented practices that integrate service users into academic social work education and empower service users. The Norwegian HUSK project and the Social Mobilization, Community Work and Structural Change course, also known as the “Mobilization course,” at Lund University in Sweden demonstrate collaboration between research, social work education, and service users. The conclusions focus on the importance of the empowering processes by including recognition and dialogue, co-learning in practice, and the use of neutral venues to ensure effective user participation. The inclusion of service users in social work education can improve both practice and education.

Department/s

  • School of Social Work

Publishing year

2015

Language

English

Pages

124-138

Publication/Series

Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work

Volume

12

Issue

1

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Topic

  • Social Work

Keywords

  • Service user participation
  • social work education
  • participatory
  • Nordic
  • empowerment

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 2376-1407