Social Management in Early Education and Care
Although child care facilities provide the elementary foundation for a successful educational career, the learning conditions at these facilities can still be improved. The path to improvement begins with the training of kindergarten teachers. The part-time bachelor's program is the first university degree program in Austria for trained kindergarten teachers with professional and management experience. The degree program focuses on how you can develop educational partnerships with families, team leadership and cooperation with education partners and how to optimally organize your facility.
Florian Toifl, BANina Šmon Favoritenstraße 226, B.2.28 1100 Vienna T: +43 1 606 68 77-3230 F: +43 1 606 68 77-3239 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Application period for academic year 2020/2123rd November 2019 to 31st March 2020
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
We maintain close cooperation with elementary educational institutions, elementary educational training centers and universities with which we regularly exchange knowledge and experience. The bachelor's degree program was developed in collaboration with experts from the Universities of Vienna and Innsbruck, the Bundesbildungsanstalt für Kindergartenpädagogik Klagenfurt, employees of course-providing bodies, the early education and care platform EduCare and other experts from the field of early education and care and its related disciplines. The first conference for directors and responsible bodies for children's education and child care facilities in Austria took place at FH Campus Wien. Currently there are very few university professorships for early education and care in Austria The head of our degree program is herself a university qualified teacher. Nina Hover-Reisner most recently taught and researched topics in early education and care at the Department of Education at the University of Vienna. Before that, she worked for many years in early education and care institutions. Thus she combines to a high degree scientific expertise with practical experience.
Although child care facilities provide the elementary foundation for a successful educational career, the learning conditions at these facilities can still be improved. The path to improvement begins with the training of kindergarten teachers. In the vast majority of European countries a university education is the norm. Only in Austria is this not the case. At a time in which the growing need for quality child care facilities is being discussed and at the same time too few people want to work in early education and care, it is more important than ever to promote the development of the profession into an academic field. FH Campus Wien is the first university to offer a degree program for trained kindergarten teachers with professional and management experience. The degree program focuses not only on the education of the children according to established theories, but on how you can develop educational partnerships with families, team leadership and cooperation with education partners and how to optimally organize your facility.
The degree program focuses on three core skills: early education and care in different settings, development and professionalization of the occupational field and organization and management.
Lector: Sandra Matzinger, PhD
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller
Lector: Mag. Marisa Krenn-Wache, MA
We will work on field related English texts and look for information on international organizations relevant to ECEC. We will discuss international journals, early childhood curricula and policy documents. Language awareness regarding the problems of translation of field specific terms into English/German will guide us throughout the course.
Active participation in class: 40%Oral presentations in class: 30%Written summaries and statements: 30%
There will be a mix of theoretical input, lectures and discussions in class combined with team and group work. During group work and by writing summaries and personal statements students will do an in-depth study of the texts.
Lector: Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Rösler
Lector: Mag. Dr. Reinhard Bodlak, MSc
companies and organisation; overview of business administration; thinking and acting economically in the field of NPO and Kindergarten; to manage an organisation or a project; management process; normative, operative and strategic management; the environment of the organisation; the legal form of the business; business plan;
presentation, group work, case studies, individual work, discussions
Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner
Lector: Raphaela Hanke, BA
-Examination of elementary pedagogical understanding of education in the form of self-reflection processes and in discourse with fellow students. Theoretical preoccupation with the educational concept of pedagogy of early childhood with reference to neighboring disciplines. Historical development of child-care institutions to educational institutions considering social developments (for example: Sputnik shock, situational approach, Pisa shock), early childhood curriculums, the concept of competence in early childhood education, economizing and care; Discussion of concepts such as direct and indirect education, experience-based and theoretical knowledge, formal and non-formal education. Work on educational discourse and with subject-oriented and constructivist educational approaches (led by theory and exemplified by science in kindergarten).-Importance of supportive, resonant and dialogue-oriented relationships in the educational processes of children; Importance of everyday situations in the child's educational process; Quality of relationship and interaction and professionalization of elementary education; Dealing with national and international concepts of early childhood education and learning in social interaction, for example: Learning Dispositions, Zone of Proximal Development, Co-Construction, Scaffolding, Sustained-Shared-Thinking, Guided Participation, Involvement;-Discussion that educational processes of children are largely invisible. Interpretation of educational processes from a phenomenological and an ethnographic perspective-Video ethnographic research methods in their own practice. On the basis of the results of the student videoethnographic examination, consequences are formulated by the students, which enable them to react dialogically to the childish horizon of experience. Merging the results with the theory of the course.
Total: 16 pointsReflections 2.5 pointText study: 4 pointsVideo ethnography: 9.5 points
presentation, group work, case studies, individual work, discussions, e-learning phases, open space ,plenary presentation of the students, text study, reflections, video recordings in the own educational practice;
Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry
Developmental psychological theories of early childhood are taken into consideration to discuss their relevance for the everyday work for the child development and education. Relevant theories about the development of young children are considered differently and the theoretical knowledge gained is critically reflected in the everyday practice of childcare centers.
Presentations, written thesis
Discussions, moderated and recorded group work, students' plenum presentations, impulse lectures of the lecturer, e-learning phases, text study, video examples and analyzes.
Lector: Mag.a Romana Gruber, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner
Lector: Mag. Dr. Andreas Paschon
Lector: Mag. Tilmann Schleicher
Lector: Mag. Dr. Andrea Schaffar
Lector: Martina Özkoral, BA, Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Rösler
Lector: Mag. Tilmann Schleicher, Mag. Ruth Schleicher
Relevance of Movement for Child Development-Movement in context with early educational processes-Influence and Impact of changing environmentsNeurobiological basics-Shaping of the infants brain by socialisation and physical activity-Executive Functions and Movement-Neuronal Motivation SystemsDevelopment of Body Self - Sensitive time periods and influencing factors in toddler age, Infancy and preschool age- The way of learning by Resonance/ Imitation - Personal „Bodyhistory“ – personal attitude/value of movement, Personal Movement BiographyAssessment of motor development - Essential motor skills / change in quality of motor functions in preschool age - Coordination / coordinative skills- Dimensions of manual skillsImproving language skills through Movement- Communication System „Bodylanguage"- Broad Conception of Cognition- Symbolization ability as decisive basis for achieving competent language Concepts of Action/ Models- Psychomotor fields of experience - Active Kindergarten / Movement stimulating Environments- Relevance and use of every day materials
Immanent ExaminationAssignment: Presentation including HandoutGrading:Handout (Individual work, 1page): 5 points total-Formal aspects (Citation, Layout, lingustic aspects) – 1point-Critical examination of content – 2 points-Practical relevance – 2 pointsPresentation (group work) : 5 points total-Time management – 2 points-Use of media - lifely interesting layout – 2 points-Summary of essential aspects – 1 pointsehr gut - 9, 9,5 and 10 pointsgut - 8,5, 8 and 7,5 pointsbefriedigend - 7 and 6,5 pointsgenügend - 6 pointsnicht genügend - less than 6 points
Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Doz.Mag.a Dr.in Tamara Katschnig
Lector: Mag. Ina Tschabuschnig, MAS
Lector: Mag. Ingrid Nirnberger
Lector: Mag.a Alexandra Geisler, MA, Mag. Robert Schmid, MA
In this course, we will deal with the subject of divorce / separation and intend to address the following questions: • Is divorce / separation a subject that should even be addressed in kindergarten and, if so, how intensely? • Which consequences does divorce / separation have on experiences of a child? • How can kindergarten assist the individual child / the whole group in such difficult times? • Which can the different symptoms shown by the individual child be approached? • What can be done w.r.t. parental involvement?
The grade will be composed out of the following elements:• Attendance • Willingness to contribute to discussions• Participation in small-group work• Written group work summaries• Contributions to the preparation of a lecture script
Lectures, discussions in small groups and in plenary sessions, self-awareness, presentations and discussions of small-group work. Role-playing games. Alternating turns in written group work summaries.
Lector: Dr. Eva Pölzl-Stefanec
The course "Praxisforschung" focuses on the implementation of an own research project. Building on the last semester, an already developed research idea will be empirically implemented. Qualitative and quantitative methods are applied and reflected.
Criteria for the assessment of the course are- Attendance and active participation in the seminar units (5 points) (single grade)- Presentations of the intended research projects (2 points) (group note)- as well as the written submission of a research report (group grade; approx. 8-10 pages) (3 points) Evaluation key:Very good 10 - 9.5 Good 9 - 8.5 Satisfactory 8 - 7Sufficient 6.5 - 6Not Sufficient Under 6
The knowledge transfer takes place in the seminar both with short lectures and interactively by presentations, discussions, text work and group work. In addition, the e-learning platform moodle is used.
Lector: a.o. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Gratz, Dr. Kornelia Steinhardt
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Romana Gruber, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA, Mag.a Dr.in Katharina Rösler
Lector: Mag.a Monika Weggel
Lector: Mag.a Romana Gruber, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Mag. Nicole Ruckser
Lector: Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Mag. Martina Erlebach
Lector: Dipl.-Rehapsych. (FH) Dr. Tina Eckstein-Madry, Mag.a Dr.in Maria Fürstaller, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Ass.Prof. Mag. Dr. Rosa Diketmüller
Basics: Health promotion and preventionModels: Health behaviourBasics: Worksite health promotionMeasurements, areas and guidelines of worksite health promotionBGF projects planning, implementing and evaluatingBGF projects in Kindergarten
Written evaluation of a BGF concept for the own organisation
Teaching inputsTalkspartner and Group workPresentations of results of group works
Lector: Sabine Hattinger-Allende, MA
Interdisciplinary perspectives on children's rights, gender relations, participation and democracy
active participation, critical reflections on texts
presentation /critical and personal reflections on texts / debate / working groups
Lector: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wilfried Datler, Mag.a Barbara Lehner, MA
Lector: Mag.a Barbara Neudecker, MA
Psychosocial crises (traumatic crisis, change crisis)Developmental crisesBasics of Crisis InterventionCrisis Intervention with childrenTrauma in children and adolescentsOverview on trauma pedagogy
Cooperaton in the courseReading AssignmentsGroup work and documentationPresentation of a practical assignment
theoretic inputgroup workliterature studydiscussion of case material
Lector: Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner, Prof. Dr. Tim Rohrmann
Lector: Andreas Holzknecht, MEd, MSc, Mag.a Nina Hover-Reisner
Semester datesClassroom sessions are 8 times per semester, Thursday to Saturday full-time.As one semester will be credited to, the study time shortened to 5 semester.
Number of teaching weeks16 per Semester
Language of instructionGerman (as part of "Internationalization at Home" activities of FH Campus Wien, courses taught by visiting lecturers may be held in the English language).
As a graduate of the bachelor's degree program you are the director of a child day care facility and are responsible for the entire organization and management. You are responsible for the personnel management and creating an atmosphere of teamwork. In addition, you may also take on expert positions as a speaker at conferences and congresses, an instructor for training and further education, a project member or a project manager. Your responsibilities also include educational partnerships, i.e. working with children and their families. You maintain networks and cooperate with educational partners. You are able to fulfill social and socio-spatial responsibilities. In every area in which you are active, you contribute to the further develop of your profession.
You will work in a management position in an early education and child care facility or in teaching and research. These include:
Those with a qualification examination as a kindergarten teacher who do not have a higher education entrance qualification may instead complete an additional examination. The examination subjects are based on the required subjects of the philosophy, arts and education disciplines (in accordance with § 64a UG 2002, for example, University of Innsbruck, University of Vienna): German (essay), History 2, English
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.
*Subject to approval by the relevant bodies:Three years of relevant work experience in a child day care facility, including one year as the director or deputy director. The skills and courses from the credited first semester are acquired informally during the four years of relevant work experience (including the at least one year in a management position) in a child day care facility.
Since one semester is credited, the duration of the degree program is reduced to 5 semesters. Only those who meet the credit requirements for professional practice and management experience will be accepted into the degree program.
Perhaps your qualifications exceed our admission requirements, you are interested in the possibility of joining the program at a higher semester or you hold a degree from a university abroad?
For more information, please refer to the sections on validation and shortening programs.
To apply you will require the following documents:
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.
The selection process consists of a written test and an interview with the selection committee. The test is designed to assess your understanding of the conditions and requirements of social management in elementary education.
Head of Degree Program in Early Education and Care T: +43 1 606 68 77-3231 email@example.com
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We work closely with numerous organizations in the social and public sectors, universities and research institutes. Our close relationships with early education and care institutions, early educational and care training centers and universities ensures you starting points for your career or your co-operation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!
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