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Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA

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Lectures 2019/20

Social Work

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

Lector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA

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

Final Examination

Language

German

> Gender and Diversity SE
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Gender and Diversity SE

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students receive insight into the historical development of feminist topics, gender and diversity theories and concepts, whereby the difference and diversity, as well as processes of differentiation, are given concrete form through the core criteria of diversity. Diversity concepts are discussed, taking into consideration societal power relationships and social inequality, and put in the context of mechanisms of discrimination. Furthermore, dealing with discrimination with those concerned, personal positioning and experiences, and the consequences for professional relationships, are discussed.
Central concepts like construction and deconstruction or doing gender are illustrated. The students learn to reflect about their own societal role, their knowledge and their experiences in relation to diversity criteria. The integration of gender and diversity aspects in communication and intervention strategies by students is of central importance here. Additionally, the students get to know concrete approaches to work for Social Work, which build on concepts of social inequality.

Assessment methods

Final exam
final exam

Teaching methods

lecture, working in small groups, discussion, guided reflection

Language

German-English

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

Lector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA, FH-Prof. Christoph Stoik, 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

Immanent Examination

Language

German

> Perspectives of Political Science ILV
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Perspectives of Political Science ILV

Lector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA, Mag.a Dr.in Irene Messinger

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this course students are introduced to the foundations and terminology of political processes, political communication and the aggregation of interests. Given concepts such as nation, democracy, public realm, political culture or power, central perspectives of political action in social work will be communicated. Subsequently, given select political fields, students are given the opportunity to analyse the connections between politics and social work and learn to develop political action in the tension between representative systems and non-formalised areas of politics.

Assessment methods

Immanent Examination

Language

German-English

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Social Work Theories ILV

Lector: Mag. Dr. Alexander Brunner, Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA, DSA Antje Haussen Lewis, BA, MBA

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students receive an introduction in select theoretical approaches from both the recent history and the present developments of social work. Students learn to differentiate between theories according to their central assumptions, theses and terminology and to contextualize them in relation to special problem situations in social work.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Language

German

> Social Work Theories ILV
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Social Work Theories ILV

Lector: Mag.a Manuela Hofer, BA

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students receive an introduction in select theoretical approaches from both the recent history and the present developments of social work. Students learn to differentiate between theories according to their central assumptions, theses and terminology and to contextualize them in relation to special problem situations in social work.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Language

German

Publications

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