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Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

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Lectures 2021/22

Social Work

> Reflection on Practice 5 SE
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Reflection on Practice 5 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Language

German-English

> Social Security SE
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Social Security SE

Lector: DSA Mag. Ulrike Knecht, Bosse Menning, BA, DSA Bettina Steffel, MBA, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

3SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module, the students engage with the operational range of social work, which operates in the areas of poverty and risk of poverty. They receive an overview of the courses of action relating to the respective institutions in the area of needs-based minimum income, as well as of social service centres, assistance to the homeless and people in debt. They engage with the circumstances of people affected by poverty, and analyse the causes and effects of poverty and social exclusion.
The students are introduced to the different institutional and material support services, which help secure the livelihood of people who are at risk of poverty or affected by poverty, as well as provide them with individual assistance. Furthermore, students get to know primary case study tools in this module, and apply them to practical cases from the area of intervention.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Group exercises, casework

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 1 SE
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Reflection on Practice 1 SE

Lector: Mag.a (FH) Roswitha Ertl, Anna Fischlmayr, BA, MA, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl, Mag.a (FH) Antonia Würnitzer

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

In 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 methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Group work, excursion, social space research

Language

German-English

> Social Policy and Social Economy SE
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Social Policy and Social Economy SE

Lector: Dominik Klaus, MSc, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, MMag Norman Wagner

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

In this module, students are given an overview of the socio-political and economic basis for material welfare. They are able to distinguish different levels and actors within social policy, and gain insight into common welfare state ideologies and concepts, as well as current reform discourse.
The students acquire knowledge about fundamental structures, operating modes and effects of socio-political and economic intervention in the areas of work and unemployment, poverty and social exclusion. They also prepare professionally sound positions on problems, measures and future perspectives in these socio-political fields of intervention. Through concrete case studies they learn to critically and constructively reflect on current welfare state regulation and identify possibilities of intervention.

Assessment methods

Module exam

Teaching methods

Text analysis, discussions

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 3 SE
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Reflection on Practice 3 SE

Lector: Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA MSc, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

1.5SWS
2ECTS

Lecture contents

Through a continuous exchange in a fixed reflection group, the individual and group-specific topics which are relevant for Social Work, as well as interest-based questions are elaborated.
The seminary content is oriented toward the topics, which are actively introduced by the group members. As is necessary and according to interests, topical emphasis can be picked up and deepened. Strengthening and allowing the individual responsibility and initiative of the group members is of central importance here.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, role play, lecture, excursion, individual coaching

Language

German

Publications

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