Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester
|Degree programme:||Bachelor Social Work Fulltime|
|Type of degree:||FH Bachelor´s Degree Programme|
|Summer Semester 2020|
|Course unit title||Intercultural Dialogue|
|Course unit code||04854041|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)||Compulsory|
|Semester when the course unit is delivered||Summer Semester 2020|
|Teaching hours per week||2|
|Year of study||2020|
|Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)||First Cycle (Bachelor)|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||2|
|Name of lecturer(s)||Doris BÖHLER|
Sharon DU PLESSIS-SCHNEIDER
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
Option A with Doris Böhler:
This course holds especially high content of practice field analysis because of the cooperation with Aqua Mühle. Students participate in a project work of one week with clients where they actively work together. The results will be presented in the yearly conference aqua forum; in Frastanz. Students will be able to conceptualize, take part and evaluate their project involving issues of:
A critical analysis and reflection is a further way to deepen their understanding.
Option B with Sharon du Plessis-Schneider: This course focuses on the linkage between the theoretical and practical aspects of cultural theory by critically reflecting on key issues in contemporary social work such as
It offers a practical approach to communication and reflects personal assumptions, values, stereotypes and prejudices. By emphasising the fluidity of the concept of culture, it shows ways to increase the participants' ability to communicate effectively through experiential activities. In addition, theoretical approaches are used to explain the underlying social mechanisms in communication.
Option A with Doris Böhler: only available for residence Social Work students (max. 10 participants)
The students will understand the principles, ethics and value-base of inter-cultural theory and practice, and consider alternative concepts. They will compare critically the commonalities and differences of human experience, in order to construct an appropriate and comprehensive social work position. By the means of project work based learning students will enable a direct transfer of knowledge to broaden their intervention competences. Self-reflection and practical experience in inter-cultural communication form central aspects of this course.
Option B with Sharon du Plessis-Schneider: after completing this course, you will:
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
lectures, small group activity, project groups, activities and reflection
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Option A with Doris Böhler: learning diary
Option B: with Sharon du Plessis-Schneider, two-part assignment comprising of:
Option A with Doris Böhler: Cooperation with aqua mühle, Frastanz - seminar will take place in German.
Option B with Sharon du Plessis-Schneider: language of instruction is English.
|Recommended or required reading|
Ash, Sarah, L. & Clayton, Patti, H. (2004). The articulated learning: An approach to guided reflection and assessment. Innovative Higher Education, 29(2), 137-154.
Beesley, Paula; Watts Melanie; Harrison, Mary (2018) Developing Your Communication Skills in Social Work, Health and Social Care: Knowledge and Skills, London: Sage Publications.
Bohm, David (2004) On Dialogue. Edited by Lee Nichol. London, 2nd. Edition, New York: Routledge.
Bunge, Mario (1997): Mechanism and explanation. Philosophy of Social Science. Vol. 27:4, pp. 410– 465.
Campanini et al. (2008) European Social Work, Carocci. EASSW (1995) Human Rights and Social Work Education, Lisbon.
Hasson, Gill (2015) Brilliant communication skills. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd.
Freeley, Austin; Steinberg, David (2012) Argumentation and Debate, Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.
Koprowska, Juliet (2020) Communication and Interpersonal Skills in Social Work, 5th edition. London: Learning Matters/Sage.
Lishman, Joyce (2009) Communication in Social Work. 2nd edition. Bangstoke: Macmillan.
Lyons, Karen et.al., (2012) The Sage Handbook of International Social Work, London: Sage Publications.
Mahdi, Raya. N Nunez; Popma, Laura (2007) Intercultural Sensitivity: Van Gorcum.
Sorrells, Kathryn (2015) Intercultural Communication, Globalization and Social Justice, 2nd edition, London: Sage Publications.
|Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)|
face-to-face; compulsary attendance: in case of absence read study regulations
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