FH-Prof. Mag. Dr. Johannes Vorlaufer

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Lectures 2019/20

Social Work

> Ethics and Human Rights ILV
Social Workmore

Ethics and Human Rights ILV


Lecture contents

This module conveys an understanding about the meaning, idea and historical emergence of Human Rights and the professional code of ethics, and offers an insight into the different national and international Human Rights protective systems. Students receive essential knowledge about professional ethics and, in particular, the fundamentals of Social Work ethics. They work on individual and socially ethical topics regarding Social Work in depth (i.e. human dignity, freedom, justice, responsibility). Thereby, inter-related international conventions and discourses are conveyed.
The application of relevant Human Rights documents and the professional code of ethics, are used as resources in the professional context in decision-making processes, as well as in the interaction with recipients of Social Work. Here the (self-)reflection of the students regarding their own role, as well as that with respect to recipients of Social Work, are deepened and encouraged in light of Human Rights and the professional code of ethics.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent exam characteristic: presentation, casework, essays

Teaching methods

lecture, research and planning games, casework, student presentations and text revision, discussions



> Ethics of Social Work SE
Spatial and Clinical Social Workmore

Ethics of Social Work SE


Lecture contents

In der Lehrveranstaltung werden unterschiedliche Paradigmen ethischer Reflexionen (z.B. Hinweise auf normenorientierte, ontologische und deontologische, konstruktivistische, kontraktualistische oder nonkognitive Denkstrukturen), ethische Codices und Richtlinien der Sozialen Arbeit vorgestellt. Den Studierenden werden Hinweise auf klassische Positionen in der Geschichte der Ethik sowie in der Kritik von Ethik und Moral vorgestellt. Des Weiteren werden exemplarisch Situationen aus der Praxis der Sozialen Arbeit wahrgenommen und bearbeitet.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment

Teaching methods

Vortrag, Diskussion, Übung




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