2017 ANZSWWER Award Nominations (Closing 11 August)

Dear ANZSWWER members and friends

It is time to think about celebrating the achievements of our colleagues.  Please see attached award nomination form.  There are some changes to the awards process this year.

Best Abstract awards will be administered by the New Zealand Symposium organising committee and announced to the entire delegation at the upcoming Symposium in Auckland in September.  Best Abstract category is open to all symposium delegates.

All other awards will be announced at the ANZSWWER AGM at the symposium.

We are delighted to introduce the new Trans-Tasman collaboration award to join the existing suite of awards.

This year, there will only be one winner for each category and only members (individual or belonging to group membership) are eligible to receive awards listed on the form.  Please email your completed nomination form directly to sophie.goldingay@deakin.edu.au by 5pm on 11  August 2017

Award Nomination Form

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“New Voices in Social Work” – Final call for abstracts

Calling all PhD and Early Career Researchers
We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to the “New Voices for Social Work” forum which will be held as one of the sessions on Friday 8 September, Day 2 of the 2017 ANZSWWER Symposium.

“New Voices in Social Work Research” is a forum where  PhD and Early Career Researchers can present their research and receive feedback from an Invited Panel of experienced researchers and research supervisors from Australia and New Zealand. It is intended to promote and disseminate social work research and identify ways in which research findings can be embedded into critically informed social work practice.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

  • Abstracts for presentations at the “New Voices in Social Work Research” should be between 300 and 500 words in length
  • Please put the title as a header on the abstract, followed by the researcher’s name and contact email address.
  • Email a Word version of your abstract to Charlotte Williams: charlotte.williams@rmit.edu.au with ‘ANZSWWER abstract’ as the title.
  • Closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday 7 July 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts is Friday 28 July
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Early Bird Special ends 30 June – 2017 Symposium

Date: 6 September 2017
The Field Education Network Day
Date: 7-8 September 2017

ANZSWWER  Symposium

Venue: The University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, New Zealand

Tickets can be purchased for both the Symposium and Field Education Networking Day and are available in both Australian and New Zealand currency via the links below or visit our website for further details.

Should you require an invoice, please register online, selecting the invoice option and email admin@anzswwer.org with your specific details.

Australian attendees – Register here

New Zealand attendees – Register here

You do not need to be a member of ANZSWWER to attend, however discounted rates apply. Memberships are now due for the 2017-2018 financial year. You can read more information on becoming a member with ANZSWWER and download a membership form via the link below.

Become a member 

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2017 ANZSWWER Memberships due!

Dear ANZSWWER Members & Friends
We would like to thank you for your ongoing support of ANZSWWER and remind you membership renewals & applications are now due for the period 2017-2018.

Just a reminder that your membership includes discounted rates to our upcoming 2017 Symposium and open access to Advances in Social Work and Welfare Education, the journal of ANZSWWER.  Passwords will be changing at the end of financial year for our next publication (out soon), so to ensure a seamless transition, we encourage you to arrange your membership renewal as soon as possible.

Click here to renew or join today
ANZSWWER relies on the support and contribution of institutional and individual memberships to allow these benefits and to ensure an independent voice in education. Be part of this growing group of progressive colleagues who work together to tackle the issues and interests of social work and social welfare.
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“New Voices in Social Work” – Call for abstracts

 

Calling all PhD and Early Career Researchers

We warmly invite you to submit an abstract to the “New Voices for Social Work” forum which will be held as one of the sessions on Friday 8 September, Day 2 of the 2017 ANZSWWER Symposium.

“New Voices in Social Work Research” is a forum where  PhD and Early Career Researchers can present their research and receive feedback from an Invited Panel of experienced researchers and research supervisors from Australia and New Zealand. It is intended to promote and disseminate social work research and identify ways in which research findings can be embedded into critically informed social work practice.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

  • Abstracts for presentations at the “New Voices in Social Work Research” should be between 300 and 500 words in length
  • Please put the title as a header on the abstract, followed by the researcher’s name and contact email address.
  • Email a Word version of your abstract to Charlotte Williams: charlotte.williams@rmit.edu.au with ‘ANZSWWER abstract’ as the title.
  • Closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday 7 July 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts is Friday 28 July

 

“New Voices in Social Work”

The New Voices in Social Work Research blog is an initiative of the Australian and New Zealand Social Work and Welfare Research (ANZSWWER). The aims of the blog are to promote and support Higher Degree Research (HDR) students, (includes PhD, Masters and Honours) and Early Career Researchers (ECR) in the area of social work and human services in Australia and New Zealand.

Contributions to the blog from HDR students and ECR researchers are invited on an ongoing basis.
Click on “About” to read about this blog.
Click on “Information for Contributors” to read about contributing to this blog

 

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2017 ANZSWWER Symposium & Field Educators Networking Day

ANZSWWER  2017 Symposium

‘Challenging Dominant Discourses’
Date: 7-8 September 2017
Venue: The University of Auckland, Epsom Campus, New Zealand

 

The 2017 ANZSWWER symposium will be hosted for the first time in New Zealand.

This is an exciting opportunity for consolidating trans-Tasman exchanges of ideas, issues, research and common challenges.

For further information please visit

 http://www.anzswwer.org/symposium/symposium-events-2017/

 

A call for abstracts has also just been announced with a closing date of Friday 21st April, 2017.

ANZSWWER 2017 call for papers – pdf version

 

Field Educators Networking Day

Date: 6 September 2017
Venue: The University of Auckland,  Epsom Campus, New Zealand

 

The University of Auckland will be hosting the Field Educators Network (Australia) and the Field Education sub-group of CSWEANZ (New Zealand).

We are looking forward to our combined Field Educators mini symposium a theme that revolves around  “Creative and innovative Conversations”  with some exciting presentations, issues, ideas and potential collaborations to discuss.

We will be calling for abstracts shortly. Meanwhile feel free to contact Cherie Appleton (c.appleton@auckland.ac.nz) for further details.

This day precedes the ANZSWWER symposium on 7 & 8 September.

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Call for Abstracts – ANZSWWER 2017 Symposium

ANZSWWER Symposium  ‘Challenging Dominant Discourses’

7th-8th September 2017

University of Auckland Epsom Campus, Auckland, New Zealand

Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa: we warmly invite you to submit an abstract to ANZSWWER 2017, to be held in Auckland on 7th and 8th of September. The overarching theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Challenging Dominant Discourses”, and we look forward to robust discussion around your interpretation of this in relation to social work and welfare education and research.

We especially invite submission of abstracts that will talk to the following streams of the symposium:

  • Working and educating in the context of neo-liberalism
  • Innovations in practice
  • Bicultural rangahau (research), education and practice
  • Working and educating across difference and diversity
  • Pedagogies in education and practice
  • Research for change
  • Environmental social work and sustainability education and practice

On 6th September, the University of Auckland is hosting the Australian and New Zealand Field Education groups: a separate call for abstracts will be available on the ANZSWWER website and through the appropriate networks.

Instructions for submitting abstracts:

  • Abstracts for presentations at the ANZSWWER should be no more than 200 words in length
  • Please put the title as a header on the abstract, followed by presenter(s) names, affiliations (i.e. workplace or sponsoring organisation) and contact email address of corresponding presenter.
  • Email a Word version of your abstract to: Navjinder Kaur-  navjinder.kaur@auckland.ac.nz  with ‘ANZSWWER abstract’ as the title.
  • Closing date for receipt of abstracts is Friday 21 April
  • Notification of acceptance of abstracts is Friday 5 May

ANZSWWER 2017 call for papers – pdf version

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Welcome to our end of year e-Bulletin!

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ANZSWWER and our previous incarnation AASWWE – the Australian Association of Social Work and Welfare Education – has a long history of providing social work and welfare educators a forum to discuss issues that relate to social work and welfare education and research.

In the past year we have consolidated and built upon the activities of the organisation – in particular the journal and the annual symposium – and developed some new and exciting initiatives that will provide further opportunities for exploring social work and welfare education and research in Australia and New Zealand.

This e-Bulletin will provide an overview of these new and existing initiatives and highlight some of the key achievements of ANZSWWER in the past year.

Click here to view the full e-Bulletin.

 

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Congratulations to the Winners of our 2016 Awards

We were delighted to recognise the achievements and contributions made by so many of our members this year. Thank you to all those who took the time to nominate these worthy candidates. We had a record number of nominations this year and the caliber was outstanding.

The following recipients were recognised and awarded on the 29th September, at our 2016 Symposium, hosted by James Cook University, Townsville.

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Field Placement Recognition Awards

Melanie Hemy

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“Melanie’s optimism, creativity, capacity to negotiate, and ability to assist students to problem-solve workable placement options have ensured that no student has been unable to complete a viable and valuable social work field placement. Melanie is a strong leader in field education. She is a trusted and reliable colleague, always willing to help others, from her own University or from other Universities, always with the best interests of students at heart.”

Monica Short

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 “While her work in the day to running of field education is excellent it is the innovative models for research that she has introduced that I wish to highlight. The outcomes of these groups has resulted in a number of publications and conference presentations…Monica has been championing this model and has recently contributed a book chapter on the topic. In field education at CSU this has become an important strategy for contributing to social work knowledge and supporting our colleagues in the field.”

Patricia Muncey & Team

(Cécile​ Dutreix, Fiona Lawrence, Seshni Pillay, Robby Drake, Sophie Diamandi, Kirsty Rogerson & Kalpana Goel)

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(Patricia and her team) have designed an excellent system for preparing students, placing them and assessing them in a wide diversity of placements, including special preparation for international students.  Patricia has also been instrumental in driving the development of new placement opportunities for students, including placements in the health and schools sectors.”

 

Helen Betts

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“Helen Betts and her team of academics, community members and students have developed a model of placement that delivers high quality practical place based learning for our professions emerging practitioners. The model has been successful in forging Community-University partnerships; encouraged community based research; immersed  students in community development  learning opportunities and most importantly provided community infrastructure within an impoverish high need area. “

 

Fotina Hardy

“Dr Hardy drives significant innovations to advance the work of the field education unit (FEU) through the implementation and evaluation of innovative models of field placement… She received a grant to use digital technology to create a whole of semester suite of learning resources that integrates 4 academic units while students are in the practice setting. She is a champion of the profession, actively engaged as president of the AASW QLD Branch. Dr Hardy creates significant opportunities for students to engage in learning additional to placement such as through Homeless Connect events, professional development forums, North Coast Health Check Day, rallies and forums.”

Sophie Diamandi

“Social Work academic Sophie Diamandi has worked tirelessly to ensure professional and innovative placements for many hundreds social work and human services students, for decades. Her inspiring and warm leadership has ensured students have flourished under her guidance… Sophie has mentored and guided many students, especially those from overseas, refugees and students from non-English speaking backgrounds. ..With Flinders University colleagues Sophie and team have also created an exciting new collaborative agreement with Government Health providers to enable new exciting field learning opportunities for students.”

Briony Foster 

“Despite being extremely busy in her FACS role she always models high quality practice and excellence in expectations and implementation of practice. ACU students have been lucky to have gained from Briony and her FACS context and experience.”

Jenny Rose

“Jenny has contributed to field learning for over 7 years in every semester for ACU students… She has located innovative research and policy projects that will also benefit the workforce. She also remains committed to the ongoing support of students who require learning support and always models high quality and excellence in expectations and implementation of practice”

Therese Jones-Mutton, Wendy Bowles, Bruce Valentine, Jenny McKinnon

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“All four social workers have been actively reviewing the current RPL process for social field education for our university…My colleagues work is ensuring an outstanding quality learning experience for social work students eligible for RPL and I commend them and their achievements.”

Social Work Educator Awards

Ines Zuchowski

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“Dr Zuchowski is a rising star in social work field education in Australia. After what can only be described as an inconceivably short passage of time, Ines has gained national and international recognition for her work in social work field education… She has offered significant contribution and leadership to the organizing committee of the upcoming ANSWWER conference in Townsville including the Field Education day.  Overall Ines has contributed to innovative advancement and scholarship in social work field education.”

 

Lauren Tyrrell

“Lauren is the Senior Social Worker working part time at the Community Rehabilitation Centre in North Geelong. Lauren participates in a number of ways in the Student program at Barwon Health.  Lauren was integral in setting up the reflective peer supervision program with the students in 2013, and remains actively involved. Despite her senior role, heavy work load and part time position, she takes on the teaching role with enthusiasm and energy, and inspires students to critically reflect on their learning, their language and their use of self. Lauren is a strong advocate for the program and will support her team members and those she supervises to take on a field educator role.”

Active Social Media Presence Awards

Lynelle Wattslynelle-watts

“Lynelle as of today (2/8/20160 has 4551 tweets, is following more than a 1000 people and has nearly 700 followers. It is my experience that if we share something on twitter she will often re-tweet the tweet. Some of her tweets are quirky reminders that we are humans and have interests beyond social work, however, most of them are focus on topics relevant to social work and social work welfare with social justice and human rights at the heart.”

Cate Thomas

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“Cate Thomas has been a visible, powerful and fearless social work voice in the media. She has
been engaging in debates about social issues and advocating for social inclusion, social justice, dignity and respect for those without a voice in rural Australia and beyond.”

Editorial Services Awards

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Liz Beddoe & Susan Gair

The Editorial Services award is given in recognition of exemplary service in building the Advances in social work and welfare journal.

This service has involved vision, skill, dedication, and attention to detail

 
 
 
 
 

Best Abstract Award

Carole Adamsoncarole-adamson

“Redefining family: the inclusion of animals in the social work curriculum”

 

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR ADVANCES IN SOCIAL WORK & WELFARE EDUCATION – SPECIAL ISSUE 2017

 

‘Frontiers of Field Education’

Abstract submission due date: 6th Feb 2017

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The editors of Advances in Social Work education invite submission of abstracts for a Special Issue ‘Frontiers of Field Education’, with guest editors: Mim Fox (University of Wollongong, Australia), Neil Hall (Western Sydney University) and Monica Short (Charles Sturt University).

Field education, also called practicum, work integrated learning and placement, can be described as the most memorable part of a professional qualification. It teaches students how to integrate critical thinking, theory and practice within a dynamic human services context. This special issue invites submissions from students, educators and practitioners with theoretical or practice-based contributions concerning contemporary field education issues. For example, regarding:

  • Curriculum content and the field education experience. How is field education experienced across different professions by students and/ or field educators? What is the role of transformational learning within field education?
  • Innovations in field education. How can collaborations between agencies and/or universities empower student learning? What field education opportunities exist within the expanding private practice, faith based agencies and non-government organisations networks? What creative models exist such as university-agency partnerships? What legacy can students provide agencies with through such placements?
  • Conceptualising and theorising of innovative placements. This includes explorations of models for on-site and off-site supervision. What are the current challenges? What is the role of indirect or innovative placements in an expanding non-government sector?
  • Initiatives in teaching and learning. This includes critically reflecting on culturally specific issues such as bi-cultural approaches and the Indigenisation and culturalisation of field education curricula. How do field education placements respond to the need for diversity in terms of culture, gender, religion, disability?
  • New understandings of traditional teaching tools. (For example, reflective journals, case studies). What role does tradition play in field education? How can pre-requisite subjects such as research methods be linked with placement, ensuring an integrated learning experience for students? How can traditional teaching tools be deconstructed and reconstructed so that they facilitate meaningful learning opportunities rather than habitual actions?
  • Teaching and learning in remote placements. This encompasses both rural and international placements. What ethical dilemmas exist? How can educational institutions assist students to move beyond being a tourist? What is the role of language, exchange and partnership in placements? How can educational institutions monitor and manage cross-culture shock, political unrest and critical incidents from afar?
  • Pathways for students. This includes ensuring justice, human rights, diversity, accessibility, reasonable accommodation and equity. What role do the socials (i.e., rights, capital, entrepreneurialism, justice, inclusion, economy, connectedness, cohesion) play in placement?
  • The use of technology in the teaching and learning on placement. How does technology relate to the resource and equity debate? Can, and does, technology replace face to face supervision? What role does simulation play in practice learning?
  • The role of greening in placements. Is eco-social work applicable to field education, can field education be green? How can placements be environmentally sustainable? What is the potential for student tasks in environmental advocacy agencies in field education?

Timescale for Special Issue publication:

Abstracts closing date is 6th February 2017. If accepted for review, full draft papers of no more than 6000 words will be due on 1st June 2017. Following peer review, draft papers will be returned to authors for final revisions by September 2017. Final copy to be provided to the editor by 1st February 2018.

Abstract submission:

Abstracts of no more than 800 words should be sent by email no later than 6th February 2017 to Dr Mim Fox, University of Wollongong, to whom all inquiries should be addressed:

mfox@uow.edu.au

Please ensure that you include your full name and email contact details.

 

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