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||Social Work as a Human Rights Profession|
|Course unit code||04854151|
|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||5|
|Name of lecturer(s)||Sharon DU PLESSIS-SCHNEIDER|
Graca Maria ROLIN ANDRÉ QUEIRÓS
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
Prerequisites for Incomings: Basic knowledge in working with people in social work and/or related disciplines.
|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|
Small group discussions, forum, workshop, experiential exercises, debates and self-organized learning.
|Assessment methods and criteria|
Shadow report (either as a group project or independently): A shadow report is a tool for NGOs and other groups supporting human rights. By submitting a shadow report to a UN treaty body committee, issues not raised by governments, or in cases where the government may be misleading the committee from the real situation, are exposed. Your task is to write a shadow report concerning one of the nine International Human Rights Instruments. Further details will be discussed in class.
|Recommended or required reading|
Galtung, John (1994). Human Rights in Another Key, 1 edition, Cambridge: Polity Press.
Gil. David G. (2012). Confronting social injustice and oppression: Concepts and strategies for social workers. NY: Columbia University Press.
Healy, Lynne (2008). Exploring the History of Social Work as a Human Rights Profession, International Social Work 51.6: pp. 735-48.
Hemphill, Sheryl and Schneider, Sharon (2013). Excluding Students from School: A Re-examination from a Children’s Rights Perspective. The International Journal of Children s Rights 21(1):pp. 88-96.
Ife, Jim (2008). Human Rights and Social Work, Cambridge University Press; Revised edition. International Federation of Social Workers (2002). Social Work and the Rights of the Child, Training Manual, Switzerland.
Korczak, Janusz (1992). When I Am Little Again and The Childs Right to Respect University Press of America. Shewell, Hugh (2010). Social Rights are Human Rights: Furthering the Democratic Project, In Jane Pulkingham, Human welfare, rights and social activism, University of Toronto Press: pp. 114-135.
Margalit, Avishai (1996). The Decent Society. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Schneider, Sharon (2013). Transcultural School Social Work, A Case Study of Children’s Rights in Practice, In. Koegeler-Abdi, M., and Parncutt, R. Interculturality, Practice meets Research, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 50-68.
Staub-Bernasconi, Silvia (2007). Economic and Social Rights: The Neglected Human Rights. In: Reichert, Elisabeth. (Ed.), Challenge in Human Rights, New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 138-161.
United Nations (1948). Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved from http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/.
United Nations (2015). The core international human rights Instruments and their monitoring bodies. Retrieved from http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CoreInstruments.aspx.
United Nations (2015). List of human rights issues. Retrieved from http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Pages/ListofIssues.aspx.
Warks, Julie (2013). The Human Rights Manifesto, Winchester & Washington: Zero Books.
Wronka, Joseph (2008). Human rights and social justice: Social action and service for the helping and health professions. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
|Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)|
Classroom lectures, self-organised learning and participation in a workshop at the Forum FH "Social Work and Human Rights". An event organised for this course at the FH.
Opportunities to identify and exchange good practices with local and international human rights experts at the forum.
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