Challenges in social work and the need for innovation

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By briefly discussing some of the challenges relating to social work education, practice and research such as further reaching out to disadvantaged communities, social work pedagogy and teaching content, social work research and knowledge building, poverty and inequality, political and economic ideologies, digital technology and robotics, universal basic income policy and the professional bodies, it argues for the necessity to innovate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial work
Subtitle of host publicationInnovations and insights
EditorsManohar Pawar, Wendy Bowles, Karen Bell
Place of PublicationNorth Melbourne, Vic
PublisherAustralian Scholarly Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781925801286
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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    Pawar, M., Bowles, W., & Bell, K. (2018). Challenges in social work and the need for innovation. In M. Pawar, W. Bowles, & K. Bell (Eds.), Social work: Innovations and insights (pp. 297-304). Australian Scholarly Publishing.