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Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner

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Lectures 2020/21

Social Work

> Reflection on Praxis 1 SE
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Reflection on Praxis 1 SE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Siaka Jinadou, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA

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

> Biography and coping behavior in different age gro…
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Biography and coping behavior in different age groups ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner

2SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Students engage with learning and educational concepts for adults and learn about methodological approaches to biography-oriented Social Work.
They learn about fundamental results from life-situation analysis and age-specific transitions, as well as related coping challenges while taking into consideration age/class/social background and gender specific and ethnic characteristics and conditions.
Transitions, life phases or stages of life, critical life events with their respective challenges, possibilities and problems are central here. At the same time, coping support, the use of resources and the release of emancipatory potentials are important within biography-oriented Social Work.

Assessment methods

Final exam
final exam

Teaching methods

lecture, text revision, discussion, concept elaboration and implementation

Language

German

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

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, FH-Prof.in Mag.a Christine Würfl

2SWS
2ECTS

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

Teaching methods

Discussion, group work, lecture

Language

German-English

> Practical Placement 3 PR
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Practical Placement 3 PR

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA

0SWS
3ECTS

Lecture contents

Through long-term exposure in a practical field, extensive insight into the reality of the professional practices of social workers and social pedagogues can be achieved. Furthermore, the student’s prospective professional role can be put to the test. Independent work with clients and client groups in different phases of a counseling session or an intervention can also be trained. The practical experiences gained should be linked to theoretical knowledge and insights achieved throughout the course.
The practical experiences will also be documented in a differentiated professional analysis. Hereby the reflexive reference to the student’s own practical experiences and the connection of such with relevant theoretical spheres of knowlegede is provided.

Assessment methods

> Praxis Reflection 5 SE
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Praxis Reflection 5 SE

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Maria Fraißler, BA MA

1SWS
1ECTS

Language

German

> Sociology ILV
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Sociology ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Dr. Sandra Kytir, PhD

2SWS
4ECTS

Lecture contents

Students are introduced to central sociological theories, concepts and systems on the macro-, meso- and micro-sociological levels. Relationships between society and the individual within social structures, institutions / networks and social interaction in primary groups will be analysed and reflected upon. Special attention will be paid to social inequality and social exclusion. In response to guiding questions in select special sociologies (e.g. organisations sociology, educational sociology, criminal sociology) the students learn to use sociological perspectives to understand social problem for the praxis of social work and to reflect upon and connect to current developments in the fields of social work.

Assessment methods

Final Exam

Language

German-English

> Social Work Theories ILV
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Social Work Theories ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA

2SWS
4ECTS

Publications

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