Anne Karin Larsen

Anne Karin Larsen
Høgskulen på Vestlandet | HVL · Department of Social Work and Social Education

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October 2013 - present
Høgskulen på Vestlandet
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  • Associate professor in social work

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This article presents data from a focus group study of social workers in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) and investigates how social workers perceive and experience the relevance of their education in the transition to their work in NAV. The relevance of education to practical fields became more important after the Bologna Pro...
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A PARTICIPATORY APPROACH TO COMMUNITY WORK This book highlights the idea that participation is central to community work and that the theory-practice-research nexus is an important one, not only with foregrounding research but also with practice that provides fertile ground for theorizing about community work. We have thus included chapters of a th...
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This chapter presents knowledge achieved from evaluations and research following the process of development, teaching and learning since 2004. Starting with the initiating process, dilemmas met and solved, and strategies for making virtual learning material that triggered learning, we answer the question 'In what way can technology enhanced learnin...
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This chapter reflects experiences and lessons learned with digital teaching and learning in international online social work courses, from 2004–2019. It gives answers to how technology enhanced learning can change education, and how partners in the Consortium of European Higher Educational Institutions, VIRCLASS (The Virtual Classroom) and SW-VirCa...
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What characterises the learning process from the social workers start to work in the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) and until they become experienced employees? This article presents findings from seven focus group interviews with 27 social workers from eight NAV offices in Hordaland. The presentation of the findings emphasizes t...
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Dieser Beitrag konzentriert sich auf die internationale Zusammenarbeit, die im Hinblick auf die Entwicklung von virtuellen Lehrveranstaltungen in der vergleichenden Sozialen Arbeit seit dem Jahr 2004 stattgefunden hat. Von zentraler Bedeutung erwiesen sich in diesem Zusammenhang die Steigerung der E-Learning-Kompetenzen von Dozenten/-innen und Stud...
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This introductory chapter presents a brief overview of the historical development of community work, and teases out different concepts related to community work and participation, locating the main thrust of this book in the community development paradigm, wherein the political dimensions of community work are critically interrogated and the struct...
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This chapter focuses on participation and learning in an online course in community work, and on how students and teachers co-construct knowledge. As part of the students’ work and learning process, a virtual community case was used to help them understand and relate theories to community work practice and project development. A strong emphasis was...
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This chapter describes and discusses how a strategic literature review aimed at identifying common elements connected with participatory learning and Communities of Practice in an educational community work project. The initial question was: ‘To what extent is ‘Co-construction of knowledge’ a beneficial concept to describe the participatory teachin...
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In this chapter we highlight the power of context in the conceptualisation of community and community work, and we propose new definitions of community work, community organisation and community development, and a radical ecological framework that accord with our emancipatory philosophy. In doing so we emphasize the importance of understanding and...
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Participation is a key community work method and this text, written by an international selection of authors, covers innovative approaches in community based education and practice. Including real-life case studies of participatory practice, it offers new definitions of community work, organization and development and will challenge and inspire all...
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Full text go to: http://norgesuniversitetet.no/files/kvalitet_i_fleksibel_hoyere_utdanning.pdf
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This article presents a case study of an online course in Community Work and the learning outcomes for an international group of students participating in the course. Examples from the process of, and results from the development of virtual-learning material are presented. Finally, the students’ learning experience and competences achieved by the u...
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The article gives an overview of how the development of a blended e-pedagogy course for Higher Education teachers have used the experiences from many years of international online courses for European BA students. Influenced by the situated-learning perspective, this course employs student-centred teaching and learning methods. Moreover, inspired b...
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This Quality Guide aims to contribute to the quality assurance and evaluation of the Social Work Virtual Campos (VirCamp) project, and to secure a sustainable high quality and long lasting Virtual Campus
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This paper focuses on how technology used by the Virtual Classroom for Social Work in Europe (VIRCLASS) enables the development of multimedia learning material, creates a supportive learning environment for students and teachers, and promotes communication across national borders. One significant outcome of this programme has been that the process...
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This article describes the process of, and considerations taken when Virtual Learning Materials were developed for an international study in Comparative Social Work arranged by the VIRCLASS project. The steps taken and the elements included in the Virtual Book – A Guide to Social Work in Europe are presented in details to inform others who are plan...
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Open distance learning is an up-and-coming method in international social work education. ODL has a long tradition in many countries and in many professions, but is relatively new in social work education on an international level. This paper will start with a short description of the Virtual Classroom for Social Work in Europe (the VirClass projec...

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I'm the editor of a book on Participation in Community Work and one of the authors had to quit suddenly. I therefor need to get in contact with another author that can be interested in writing a chapter in this book that will be published by Routledge and have authors from 5 continents.
If you are interested in participating in this please contact me. The chapter has to be finished by the end of november latest.

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