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 2022

Course unit titleGender and Diversity Training
Course unit code048502041202
Language of instructionEnglish
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional)Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is deliveredSummer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week2
Year of study2022
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



Recommended or required reading

Adams, Maurianne u.a. (2016): Teaching for diversity and social justice. 3. Aufl. New York; London: Routledge.

Clements, Phil; Jones, John (2011): The diversity training handbook: a practical guide to understanding & changing attitudes. 3. Aufl. London: Kogan Page.

Czollek, Leah Carola; Perko, Gudrun; Weinbach, Heike (2009): Lehrbuch Gender und Queer: Grundlagen, Methoden und Praxisfelder. Weinheim: Juventa-Verlag.

Goodman, Diane (2011): Promoting diversity and social justice: educating people from privileged groups. New York: Routledge.

Lutz, Helma; Herrera Vivar, Maria Teresa; Supik, Linda (2016): Framing intersectionality: debates on a multi-faceted concept in gender studies. London; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Croup.

Ryde, Judy (2009): Being white in the helping professions: developing effective intercultural awareness. London; Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Winker, Gabriele; Degele, Nina (2015): Intersektionalität Zur Analyse sozialer Ungleichheiten. 2. Aufl. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.

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


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