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Lectures 2019/20

Social Work

> Field Placement PR
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Field Placement PR

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

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

Final exam
positive written résumé by the placement site about the 4-week field placement

Teaching methods

observation, work as instructed, reflection, documentation, evaluation

Language

German-English

> Organisation, Documentation and Evaluation ILV
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Organisation, Documentation and Evaluation ILV

Lector: Mag. (FH) Stefan Schmid, BEd, Mag. Mag.(FH) Gudrun Steinmann, MSc, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

Students acquire theoretical, foundational knowledge of business related terminology and organisational forms, including their functional construction and execution as is relevant for the social sector. Students explore goals and mission statements as well as systems for evaluation and documentation. Along with a differentiated presentation of the supporters of the social economic sector, themes like quality control and development, models of finance, the cultures of organisations as well as client relevant documentation and evaluation are explored.

Assessment methods

Final Examination

Language

German-English

> Orienting Practical Placement 2 PR
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Orienting Practical Placement 2 PR

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a DSA Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.i

SWS
6 ECTS

Lecture contents

The second practical placement provides concrete knowledge of the nature of organisations and practical job experience, which gives students an all-round perspective into the everyday professional life of social workers and social pedagogues. It allows for them to understand the life context and problems of clients or specific groups and lets them realise the scope, impact and responsibility that their professional actions have. Furthermore, the orienting placement also provides exposure to various profession-related realities and allows connections to be made between what has been theoretically instructed and practical experiences, thus allowing the possibility to question the adaptability and relevance of theory in everyday work life.

Assessment methods

Language

German

> Practical Placement 1 PR
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Practical Placement 1 PR

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a DSA Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.i

0 SWS
17 ECTS

Lecture contents

Through long-term dealing in a practical field, a deeper and more continuous insight into the reality of the profession of social workers and social pedagogues is possible, as well as the testing of prospective professional roles. Working independently with client and client groups in various phases of a process of accompaniment or an intervention can be practiced. Practical experiences should be linked with theoretical knowledge acquired in the course.

Assessment methods

Language

German

> 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, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

0 SWS
3 ECTS

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 3 SE
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Praxis Reflection 3 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a DSA Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.i

2 SWS
1.5 ECTS

Lecture contents

Based on the learning experience gained in the practical placement context, students will learn to examine concrete case analyses and methods as well as theoretical and conceptual foundations of praxis organisation.
In preparation for the practical placement in the following semester, detailed planning of the instruction-period, especially the exploration of general and personal learning-goals will take place.

Assessment methods

Language

German-English

> Praxis Reflection 4 SE
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Praxis Reflection 4 SE

Lector: FH-Prof.in Dipl.-Soz.Päd.in (FH) Johanna Coulin-Kuglitsch, Mag.a(FH) Silvia Frauscher, Mag.a Iris Frühmann-Pribil, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Bernhard Lehr, Mag.a (FH) Doris Stephan, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, Mag.a DSA Gabriele Wild, FH-Prof.i

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

While absolving the practical placement, the continuous theory led reflection and analysis of various personal and professional experiences in individual and group contexts will be set in the foreground. The integration of students’ own experiences and the exchange within the group deepen the professional understanding and offer a valuable contribution to the development of the profession identity.
Students learn to deal with team and organisational structures, case analyses, theoretical and conceptual foundations of practical organisations, and methodical action.
Before the practical placement, the preparation and detailed planning of this phase of training will take place. Specific thematic focus points, which carry practical relevancy, will be acquired. Furthermore, students will confront themselves with general learning-goals and set concrete personal goals.

Assessment methods

Immanent Examination

Language

German

> 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, FH-Prof.in Gabriele Kronberger, MA, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

1 SWS
1 ECTS

Language

German

> 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, Mag.a Lydia Leitl, BA, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

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

> Reflection on Praxis 2 SE
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Reflection on Praxis 2 SE

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

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

Final exam
written work placement report with case presentation and organisational analysis

Teaching methods

group work, presentation, casework, discussion, individual coaching

Language

German-English

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

Lector: Clara Maria Moder, MSc (WU), Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA, MMag Norman Wagner

2 SWS
3 ECTS

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

Final exam
final exam

Teaching methods

text analysis, discussions

Language

German-English

> Social Security SE
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Social Security SE

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

3 SWS
3 ECTS

Language

German-English

> Soziale Gruppenarbeit SE
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Soziale Gruppenarbeit SE

Lector: Mag.a Sabine Etl, Bernhard Lehr, DSA Ulrike Plaschka, MBA, Mag. (FH) Johannes Polt, Mag. (FH) Thomas Valina, MA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Language

German-English