Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Degree programme:Bachelor Social Work Fulltime
Type of degree:FH BachelorĀ“s Degree Programme
 Summer Semester 2020

Course unit titleGender and Diversity Training
Course unit code04854042
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredSummer Semester 2020
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2020
Level of course unit (e.g. first, second or third cycle)First Cycle (Bachelor)
Number of ECTS credits allocated2
Name of lecturer(s)Matthew RANDALL

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Prerequisites for Incomings: Basic knowledge of Social Work (or related programmes such as Social Pedagogy)

Course content

Exploration and reflection of own biography (gender-based socialization, affiliations, etc.) Diversity as a resource Concept of diversity and its manifestation through an analysis of the structures of power and privilege, taking into account the personal life situation of the students Open and internalized prejudices and presuppositions, Fundamental value systems and issues such as gender, ethnicity, spirituality, sexual orientation and disability Incorporation of Gender and Queer studies including the perception of oppression in the personal and professional environment:

Learning outcomes

The students: are capable of recognising the impact of individual difference categories in a pluralistic society (gender, age, ethnicity, etc.); are able to analyse their effects on social work and can reflect upon this with reference to their own biography; can recognize the positive role that diversity plays in society as well as within the workplace through an expansion of their understanding of the subject and improving their ability to recognise pertinent themes and issues through the continual use of personal reflection.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

mixed methods

Assessment methods and criteria

Presentations in small groups


not applicable

Recommended or required reading

Adams, Maurianne; Bell, Lee Anne; Griffin, Pat (eds.): Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. New York (u.a.): Routledge, 2007.

Clements, Phil; Jones, John: The Diversity Training Handbook. A Practical Guide to Understanding and Changing Attitudes. 2. Aufl. London: Kogan Page, 2005.

Czollek, Leah Carola; Perko, Gudrun; Weinbach, Heike (2009): Lehrbuch Gender und Queer: Grundlagen, Methoden und Praxisfelder. 1. Aufl.

Beltz Juventa Goodman, Diane J. (2011): Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, Second Edition. 2. Aufl.

Routledge Lutz, Helma; Vivar, Maria Teresa Herrera; Supik, Linda (2011): Framing Intersectionality.

Ashgate Ryde, Jude: Being White in the Helping Professions Developing Effective Intercultural Awareness. 1. Aufl. London (u.a.): Kingsley, 2009.

Winker, Gabriele; Degele, Nina (2010): Intersektionalität: Zur Analyse sozialer Ungleichheiten. 1., Aufl. Transcript

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)

face-to-face, compulsory attendance: in case of absence read study regulations, page 9

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