Teaching Social Policy: International, comparative and global perspectives

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Drawing together international perspectives and disciplinary sub-fields of comparative and global social policy, this book provides an insightful guide for educators and academics embarking on or revisiting the design and teaching of classes, courses and programmes in and around social and public policy.

Teaching Social Policy captures the multi-disciplinary and multi-layered scope of social policy, exploring how this enables versatility in teaching and extends opportunities to expand knowledge and skills that may otherwise remain untapped. Chapters present ideas and examples of teaching activities to support learning in social policy, with a specific focus on approaches and tools to decolonise the social policy curricula. Serving as a practical guide for scholars teaching social policy, the book maps the terrain of student learning and explores novel ideas for teaching within the context of contemporary challenges facing higher education.

Offering ideas, reflections and guidance on the challenges and benefits of internationalising and decolonising the curriculum, this dynamic book will be an invaluable resource for higher education educators, early career academics and course designers with an interest in social policy, social administration, sociology and public policy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages225
ISBN (Electronic)9781035302017
ISBN (Print)9781035302000
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2023

Publication series

NameElgar Guides to Teaching


  • Teaching social policy in HE
  • international and global perspectives on teaching in HE
  • Social Policy pedagogy

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