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DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc

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Lectures 2022/23

Administration, Economics, Security, Politics

> Applied research in public management 1 ILV
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Applied research in public management 1 ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Julia Dahlvik, MA, Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc, Dr. Mario Steyer, Potjeh Stojanovic, BSc MSc

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Characteristics of scientific thinking; scientific theory and empirical research; fundamentals of the qualitative and quantitative research paradigm; connection between theoretical perspective, problem, research question, methods and 'data'
- Literature research, characteristics of scientific texts, working with scientific literature, writing excerpts, how and why to cite?
- Concretization of the quantitative research paradigm: creation of quantitative questionnaires using an evaluation-oriented approach; repetition of the basics of statistics

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences is checked within the framework of the immanent performance assessment on the basis of the following partial performances:
(1) Written reading assignments
(2) Multiple choice tests on the topics of literature research and citation guidelines
(3) Creation of a short quantitative questionnaire with an evaluation concept

Teaching methods

The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, multiple-choice test, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion and feedback from peers and teachers - allows for a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitisation.

Language

German-English

> Methods of problem-oriented applied social researc…
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Methods of problem-oriented applied social research ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Julia Dahlvik, MA, Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc, Dr. Mario Steyer, Potjeh Stojanovic, BSc MSc

1SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Literature research and "state of the art" - what does this chapter in the master thesis do?
- Writing workshop: scientific argumentation; descriptive v. critical/analytical writing
- Repetition: formulating good research questions
- Short repetition of the contents from the first two semesters with focus on methods of data collection and evaluation
- Discussion of the argumentation exercise & status of the literature search for the master thesis
- In-depth: data sources and methods of data collection and evaluation, "interpretation" in quantitative and qualitative research: from figures, protocols and transcripts to results
- Research planning and research process; individual and larger or commissioned projects; proposal; group exercise: outline.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
The acquisition of the above-mentioned competences will be checked in the course of the immanent performance assessment by means of several written submissions in preparation for the master thesis, e.g. exemplary discussion of a scientific argument, chapter "state of research", and proposal.

Teaching methods

The combination of different teaching methods - lecture and distance learning, self-study, practical exercises based on individual and group work, discussion and feedback from peers and teachers - enables a diverse transfer of knowledge and skills on the one hand and takes into account different learning types among students on the other. By means of practical applications, students are challenged in this exercise to acquire new competences and to reflect on them in connection with the contents of other courses. The selected working materials and research examples provide a reference to the central topics of the course as well as current focal points such as SDGs and digitization.

Language

German

> Introduction to scientific thinking UE
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Introduction to scientific thinking UE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Mag.a Dr.in Julia Dahlvik, MA, Dr.in Karin Schönpflug, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc, Dr. Mario Steyer, Potjeh Stojanovic, BSc MSc

1.5SWS
2.5ECTS

Lecture contents

- Characteristics/genres of scientific texts, scientific practice and scientific thinking
- Forms and diversity of science, operation of science
- Relations between science and society; use of scientific arguments in decision-making
- Identification and research of scientific texts
- Quoting
- Argumentation
- Structure of scientific work

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Two online multiple-choice tests (Moodle); two individual seminar papers (conducting a literature search, writing a literature review)

Teaching methods

Reading (guided) of given scientific texts and other materials (citation guidelines); teacher input with discussion; learning videos; individual work assignments with feedback; group exercises

Language

German

> Climate and energy policy ILV
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Climate and energy policy ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Climate change and consequences, ecological & economic & social
- Climate policy as a focus of the sustainability strategy of Austria and the EU
- Concepts, measures, instruments: what works in which climate and energy policy area and what does not
- Policy field climate and its actors: the new protest dynamics (Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion and social media, private actors - companies and celebrities like DiCaprio), the (non-)functioning policy integration, potential of new technologies (smart grids, e-Cars, data centres, cloud, etc.)

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Seminar paper, multiple choice intermediate test

Teaching methods

Flipped classroom, group work, case solution, discussions, peer feedback, problem based learning

Language

German

> Austria in current sustainability developments ILV
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Austria in current sustainability developments ILV

Lector: FH-Prof. Mag. Günter Horniak, DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Sustainability policy - origin and development (WCSD, UN, tensions in the discourse, MDGs, redefinitions, SDGs, ...)
- Sustainability as a cross-cutting issue: theories, approaches and discourses (besides "common models" also including resilience, public interest economy, sustainable development, three pillars, doughnut economy, Degrowth/Buen Vivir... )
- Neighboring initiatives: Local Agenda 21, Green Cities Network, Healthy Cities, Brundtland Cities, regional sustainability initiatives, etc.
- Global and European developments of the last decades (biodiversity, energy and emissions, transport, consumption, waste, land use patterns; review of global and European environmental policies and their impact)
- Austria in the context of sustainability policy (indicators and values for the physical sustainability of Austria for the purpose of overview and contextualisation - such as HANPP and its sources, Ecological Footprint, inequality/Gini/poverty, national accounts of wellbeing/quality of life/welfare index, HDI, virtual trade of water and other material flow analysis values, emissions, other Eurostat SDS indicators etc.; as well as MDGs and SDGs; Austria's greatest current sustainability challenges)
- Austria as a sustainability policy field: current players, coalitions and concepts (federal ministries, forest dialogue, poverty conference, social movements, implementation of SDGs, relation to impact orientation, sustainability programme of individual parties, trade unions or provinces)
- Sustainability as a framework programme at the national level plus principles of sustainability strategies in general

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Short presentations, seminar paper

Teaching methods

Lecture with discussion, group work assignments with feedback, peer feedback, case solutions, flipped classroom

Language

German

> Knowledge in public organizations: theoretical int…
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Knowledge in public organizations: theoretical introduction ILV

Lector: DI Michal Sedlacko, PhD MSc

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

- Knowledge society, knowledge economy and knowledge/knowing governance
- Open data, open government and transparency
- Knowledge from a sociological perspective: knowledge and practice
- Knowledge from business management perspectives: Knowledge as a resource, success and competitive factor
- Knowledge from a policy field analytical perspective: Knowledge for decision making
- Knowledge collectives and local knowledge cultures, communities of practice
- Organizational v. individual knowledge, knowledge carriers and forms
- Organizational culture and knowledge
- The learning organization
- Knowledge networks
- Knowledge and technology - digitization and the knowledge landscape
- Knowledge in the public sector: specifics

Assessment methods

Final exam
Literature-based presentation and/or seminar paper (group)

Teaching methods

Lecture with discussion and activating methods, group work on case studies, literature-based presentations (flipped classroom)

Language

German

Publications

The publications of Michal Sedlacko written at FH Campus Wien can be found in our publication database, others in the personal web space.