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DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

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Lectures 2019/20

Social Work

> Counselling SE
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Counselling SE

Lector: DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students engage with the fundamentals of conversation guidance, bearing in mind the different settings (mandated settings, first conversation, challenging forms of communication). They receive an overview of the different forms of communication in Social Work (i.e. counselling, negotiating, informing, mediation). Techniques and activities within counselling, such as listening actively, sending I-messages, perceptions, asking helpful questions und dealing with silence are practiced. The fundamentals of the setting and relationship-building are conveyed, and an engagement with (im)partiality takes place.
Ideal scenarios and structural patterns of counselling conversations in settings with individual clients, families or systems are central to this module. These are used as a starting point for a professionally sound reflection about conversations, which are simulated in role play. Different consultative approaches (i.e. systemic, solution-focused, person-centred, psychoanalytical) are presented and practiced using role playing.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, group work, role play

Language

German-English

> Field of Work: Open Child and Youth Work SE
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Field of Work: Open Child and Youth Work SE

Lector: DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students receive an overview of forms of organisations, general frameworks and goals of chosen offers in public child and adolescent work (i.e. youth centres, park care, scouting or mobile youth work). Hereby the goals of open child and adolescent work are thematiczed, such as the structure of leisure time, the aid in personal/personality development, the support of the development of gender identity and relation-capability, and the creation of social-pedagogical „rehearsal rooms“ in the sense of professionally aided intermediate worlds for „immediate life emergencies“. Students will also familiarize themselves with approaches and methods of life context as well as practice social pedagogical interventions with individual and group consultation and accompaniment processes.
With the help of case examples, students will be asked to analyse complex social problems and themes of children and adolescents, and to concretely distinguish the role, function and professional orientation of social work, to develop possibilities of action and reason between methodical interventions in a detailed manner.

Assessment methods

Language

German

> Field Placement PR
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Field Placement PR

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan,

0 SWS
5 ECTS

Lecture contents

The orientation placement conveys concrete organisational and intervention experiences, and offers students the possibility of gaining a comprehensive insight into the daily working lives of professionals within Social Work.
It offers an insight into the life context and problems of clients or target groups, and allows them to recognise the scope and responsibility of their professional intervention, as well as to experience the confrontation with work realities. Furthermore, the content of their studies can be linked to their practical experiences, and the applicability and relevance can be questioned in the context of their daily work.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent

Teaching methods

Observation, work as instructed, reflection, documentation, evaluation

Language

German-English

> Methods of Individual Assistance SE
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Methods of Individual Assistance SE

Lector: DSA Mag. Thomas Fröhlich, MA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2 SWS
2.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Casework as a form of work and method in social work, including historical developments, theoretical foundations and ethical implication, will be deepened. Given concrete cases, we will practise, for example, seeing multiple perspectives of a case, the circular problem solution process, the possibility of planned intervention and design, the analysis of organisational framework conditions, the topic of documentation and evaluation, as well as the limits to cooperation with experts from other disciplines. In doing so, a special focus will be laid on the implementation of the principle of life-setting oriented social work such as „successful everyday life“, participation, normalisation, reflection, etc.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Language

German

> Methods: Community Work and Socio-Spatial Methods ...
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Methods: Community Work and Socio-Spatial Methods SE

Lector: Mag. (FH) Johannes Polt, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students will be introduced to historic and contemporary approaches to working in the community, as well as development lines of socio-cultural and social space approaches. Building on this, the students will practice and learn chosen methods of social space analysis and investigation, of approaching clients in information, activating, public and project related contexts, and of citizen participation of large and small groups such as negotiating within differing types of conflict situations.
With case examples, methods will be reflected upon, with a perspective of specifically targeted group-oriented, as well as overlapping targeted group-oriented social work, so as to understand the connection between professional principles and the utilisation of intervention techniques.

Assessment methods

Language

German

> Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV
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Orientation and Fields of Social Work ILV

Lector: FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In 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 methods

Final exam
exam on fields of work, individual contribution

Teaching methods

discussion, group work, lecture

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Practice 2 SE
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Reflection on Practice 2 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan,

1.5 SWS
1 ECTS

Lecture contents

In 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 methods

Continuous assessment
Immanent

Teaching methods

Group work, presentation, case work, discussion, coaching

Language

German-English

> Reflection on Praxis 1 SE
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Reflection on Praxis 1 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, Siaka Jinadou, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan,

1.5 SWS
2 ECTS

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, excursions/reflection report

Teaching methods

Group work, excursion, social space research

Language

German-English

> Seminar Paper and Presentation SE
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Seminar Paper and Presentation SE

Lector: DSA Mag.a Maja Batsheva, Florian Bodenseher, Maria Fraißler, BA MA, Mag. Dr. Bettina Prokop, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA, Theresa Schütze, MA

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students write their first seminar paper in the course of this module. In the process, the possibility for an in-depth engagement with a topic from first year modules is given.
The main focus, however, does not concern the topic itself, but the academic-methodological realisation of the seminar paper.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Seminar paper

Teaching methods

professional inputs, group and individual work, peer feedback, feedback on partial performance and seminar paper, seminar paper presentation

Language

German-English

> Social Case Work ILV
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Social Case Work ILV

Lector: DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

Social casework is presented as a Social Work method through historical developments, theoretical fundamentals and ethical implications. The students deal with medical history, social diagnostic and support planning. They learn about different methods and concepts within social casework, such as case management, life world and resource-orientation. Through concrete cases, a multi-perspective view on cases and tools from social diagnostic is practiced. In this process, special attention is given to the reflection on intervening, personal values and attitudes.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment
immanent exam characteristic with different partial performance requirements (individual and group)

Teaching methods

lecture, discussion, group work, role plays

Language

German-English

> Social Inequality and Social Exclusion ILV
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Social Inequality and Social Exclusion ILV

Lector: Dr. Sandra Kytir, PhD, Dr. Barbara Rothmüller, DSAin Verena Scharf, MA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

The students learn about theories, concepts and explanatory models to social inequality and social exclusion on macro, meso and micro sociological levels. In the process, the relationship between society and individual are analysed and reflected through social structure, institutions/networks and social interactions with regard to their interrelation.
Furthermore, questions of normativity, normality and normalisation are dealt with from a historic and current perspective, as well as related processes of exclusion in a theoretical and practical sense. Students learn to analyse different aspects of difference from normality and deviance and reflect on them critically. Through current questions, the students learn to use an intersectional perspective on social problems in their practice in Social Work and relate them to present developments in the areas of intervention of Social Work in a reflective manner.

Assessment methods

Final exam
Written exam

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, working in small groups, presentation

Language

German-English