FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner Academic Staffalexander.email@example.com T: +43 1 606 68 77-3123 F: +43 1 606 68 77-3109 Room: B.2.07 Favoritenstraße 226 1100 WienPersonal WebspaceLectures 2020/21Social Work> Reflection on Practice 1 SE Social Work moreReflection on Practice 1 SELector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Siaka Jinadou, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA1.5SWS2ECTSLecture contentsIn this module, the students acquire an understanding of the conditions and objectives of ‘reflection' and collectively generate group rules for the formation of the module. Self-perception and external perception are addressed, and team and cooperation skills strengthened. Furthermore, students acquire fundamental knowledge about selected social organisations i.e. relating to their history, goals, tasks, legal conditions, financial foundations, professional repertoire of methods, organisational structure and documentation. Current questions by selected institutions, as well as concrete practice experience are reflected, and related to theory and practice where appropriate. This is also done in preparation for a 4-week long work placement, which full time students complete at the beginning of the 2nd semester and relates to the practice orientation days for part time students in the 1st/2nd semester. Questions about reconciling studies, work placement and professional motivation are discussed. The different roles of work placement managers and interns are discussed and explained.Assessment methodsContinuous assessment Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirementsTeaching methodsGroup work, excursion, social space researchLanguageGerman-English> Reflection on Praxis 2 SE Social Work moreReflection on Praxis 2 SELector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Siaka Jinadou, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA1.5SWS1ECTSLecture contentsIn this module, the reports from concrete placement experiences are continuously referenced to theory and practice. Alongside the engagement with personal values and conflict of values, a reflection about different roles, on the one hand in relation to the relationship of placement managers and interns, and, on the other hand between interns and clients, is carried out. The analysis and reflection for the team and group work is practiced. On that note, the module crucially serves the (further) development of social, personal and professional competences.Assessment methodsContinuous assessment written work placement report with case presentation and organisational analysisTeaching methodsgroup work, presentation, casework, discussion, individual coachingLanguageGerman-English> Biography and coping behavior in different age gro… Social Work moreBiography and coping behavior in different age groups ILVLector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner2SWS3ECTSLecture contentsStudents engage with learning and educational concepts for adults and learn about methodological approaches to biography-oriented Social Work. They learn about fundamental results from life-situation analysis and age-specific transitions, as well as related coping challenges while taking into consideration age/class/social background and gender specific and ethnic characteristics and conditions. Transitions, life phases or stages of life, critical life events with their respective challenges, possibilities and problems are central here. At the same time, coping support, the use of resources and the release of emancipatory potentials are important within biography-oriented Social Work.Assessment methodsFinal exam final examTeaching methodslecture, text revision, discussion, concept elaboration and implementationLanguageGerman> Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV Social Work moreOrientation and Fields of Social Work ILVLector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, Bernhard Lehr, Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl2SWS2ECTSLecture contentsIn this module the reflection about personal learning and biography are encouraged and specific revision strategies conveyed. Alongside a presentation of students' group work as a specific form of learning, methods of time management are introduced, and the personal implementation of such methods addressed. Furthermore, the students learn about the department's curriculum with its modular structure and receive an introduction to the administrative procedures of the degree. They receive an initial overview of the different areas of work, as well as about professional intervention in the context of Social Work.Assessment methodsFinal examTeaching methodsDiscussion, group work, lectureLanguageGerman-English> Social Work Theories ILV Social Work moreSocial Work Theories ILVLector: Thomas Berger, MA, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner2SWS2ECTSLecture contentsStudents receive an introduction to selected theoretical approaches from recent history and contemporary Social Work, especially from the German-speaking world, taking both the theoretical developments from social pedagogy and Social Work into consideration. Theories are analysed regarding basic premises, questions and terminology and contextualised in terms of particular problems within Social Work. They reflect upon the consequences of placing Social Work in its professional context in light of the essential disciplinary dilemmas, and discuss the meaning of different theoretical approaches for their work.Assessment methodsContinuous assessment Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirementsTeaching methodsLecture, discussion, working in small groups, text analysisLanguageGerman-English> Presentation of Research ILV Social Work morePresentation of Research ILVLector: Mag. Dr. Persson Perry Baumgartinger, FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Mag. Martin Himmelfreundpointner, Mag. Walther Hohenbalken, MA, Ao.Univ.Prof.Mag.Dr. Franz Kolland, Mag. Dr. Richard Krisch, Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger, DSA Julia Pollak, Dr.in DSAin Karin Rowhani-Wimmer, Mag Martin Schenk, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl0.5SWS1ECTSLecture contentsStudents design the presentation for their academic research, which is finalized during this term, and present it at a plenary session for students, teaching staff and guests from the field. Furthermore, the students receive an initial overview of the preparation of their BA-thesis, which is due at the end of the 5th or 6th term.Assessment methodsContinuous assessment Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirementsTeaching methodsDiscussion, feedback in small groups, presentationLanguageGerman-English> Practical Placement 3 PR Social Work morePractical Placement 3 PRLector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA0SWS3ECTSLecture contentsThrough long-term exposure in a practical field, extensive insight into the reality of the professional practices of social workers and social pedagogues can be achieved. Furthermore, the student’s prospective professional role can be put to the test. Independent work with clients and client groups in different phases of a counseling session or an intervention can also be trained. The practical experiences gained should be linked to theoretical knowledge and insights achieved throughout the course. The practical experiences will also be documented in a differentiated professional analysis. Hereby the reflexive reference to the student’s own practical experiences and the connection of such with relevant theoretical spheres of knowlegede is provided.Assessment methods> Praxis Reflection 5 SE Social Work morePraxis Reflection 5 SELector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA1SWS1ECTSLanguageGerman> Sociology ILV Social Work moreSociology ILVLector: FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Mag. Dr. Sandra Kytir, PhD2SWS4ECTSLecture contentsStudents are introduced to central sociological theories, concepts and systems on the macro-, meso- and micro-sociological levels. Relationships between society and the individual within social structures, institutions / networks and social interaction in primary groups will be analysed and reflected upon. Special attention will be paid to social inequality and social exclusion. In response to guiding questions in select special sociologies (e.g. organisations sociology, educational sociology, criminal sociology) the students learn to use sociological perspectives to understand social problem for the praxis of social work and to reflect upon and connect to current developments in the fields of social work.Assessment methodsFinal ExamLanguageGerman-EnglishPublications The publications of Alexander Brunner written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.