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Service Learning im Nonprofit Management

Module name (EN): Service Learning im Nonprofit Management
Degree programme: Cultural Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MAKM-307
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 4V (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: 3
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Presentation and written composition

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Exam recurrence:
The information regarding exam recurrence is found within the exam policy of the study programme (ASPO).
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
MAKM-307 Cultural Management, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020, semester 3, optional course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 180 hours (equivalent to 6 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 135 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
MAKM-110 Nonprofit Management

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Nicole Schwarz
Dozenten des Studiengangs

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Learning outcomes:
_        be able to apply the theory learned to actual tasks and problems,
_        be able to critically compare the practical experience gained through their service learning project in an NPO with theory,
_        be able to apply the analytical tools of business administration to a specific task in a team,
After successfully completing this module students will have acquired the following social skills:
_        Students will be able to develop and present their own analyses and argumentation,
_        They will be able to solve practical tasks in a team, organize themselves and solve conflicts (improvement of leadership skills, e.g. initiative, ability to work in a team, integration, delegation, conflict and assertiveness, self-confidence, willingness to take responsibility and risks),
_        Students will be able to communicate more efficiently and manage interaction with third parties and groups efficiently and effectively,
_        They will be able to work with the different, modern presentation techniques,
_        Students will be able to understand complex scientific and practical texts and apply them to practical problems.
After successfully completing        the module, students will be able to        demonstrate the following practical professional skills:
_        Students will be able to explain and evaluate possible job profiles in the nonprofit sector and the challenges they face in everyday working life,
_        They will be able to develop, critically question and apply management concepts,
_        Students will be able to contribute their project management and team competencies to other projects,
_        Students will be able to translate findings from current research into practical applications and independently develop solutions to challenges in everyday professional life.

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Module content:
Service Learning is a form of teaching in which students apply theoretical knowledge (learning) practically in a nonprofit context (service). In this module, students will work in groups on various service learning projects in nonprofit and/or cultural organizations Through the service learning project, the module is able to establish a strong practical relevance to the theoretical contents of the business management courses, in particular cultural management. Students are given the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to a real task or problem in a nonprofit organization located in Saarbrücken or the surrounding area. The project work is accompanied by regular reflection sessions that function as a bridge between theory and practice and allow students to learn to critically reflect on what they have learned. At the end of the seminar students will present their projects.
An examination portfolio is a compilation of different examination achievements with the goal of promoting sustainable learning. The portfolio should consist of a presentation(s) and a final report.
Students can receive points during the semester by submitting individual achievements and group work. In addition, after successfully completing
the seminar and the project, each participant will receive a certificate of voluntary commitment.

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Teaching methods/Media:
_        Group and project work (concept development, implementation and presentation)
_        Reflection exercises
_        Role playing
_        Discussions with fellow students and third parties
_        Presentations and preparation of documentation/papers
_        Comparison of theory and practice
_        Analysis of scientific texts
_        Group work in tutorials
On the basis of selected data material and case studies, students willlearn to develop concepts independently, implement and reflect on them.

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Recommended or required reading:
Current literature lists will be made available to students at the beginning of the semester (exemplary references):
_        Andreasen, A.R./Kotler, P.: Strategic Management for Nonprofit Organizations, New Jersey, latest edition
_        Anheiner, H.K.: Nonprofit Organizations. Theory, Management, Policy, London, latest edition
_        Badelt, C./Meyer, M./Simsa, R. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Nonprofit Organisationen. Strukturen und Management, Stuttgart, la
_        Beccarelli, C.: Finanzierung von Museen: Theorie und Anwendung am Beispiel der Schweizer Museumslandschaft, Bern, latest edition
_        Bruhn, M.: Marketing für Nonprofit-Organisationen. Grundlagen _ Konzepte _ Instrumente, Stuttgart, latest edition
_        Buber, R./Faschig, H.: Leitbilder in Nonprofit Organisationen. Entwicklung und Umsetzung, Wien, latest edition
_        Burnett, K.: Relationship Fundraising _ A Donor Based Approach to the Business of Raising Money, San Francisco, latest edition
_        DiMaggio, P.J./Anheiner, H.K.: The Sociology of Nonprofit Organizations, in: Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 16, pp. 137-159
_        Drucker, P.F.: Managing the Nonprofit Organization, London, latest edition
_        Furco, A. (2002): Is Service-Learning Really Better Than Community Service?, in: Service- Learning: The Essence of the Pedagogy
_        Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK) (Hrsg.): GfK CharityScope. Available online
_        Günter, B.: Kulturmarketing. In: Tscheulin, D.K./ Helmig, B. (Hrsg.): Branchenspezifisches Marketing, Wiesbaden, latest edition
_        Helmig, B./Boenigk, S.: Nonprofit Management, München, latest edition
_        Helmig, B./Purtschert, R. (Hrsg.): Nonprofit-Management, Wiesbaden, aktuellste Auflage Karakas, F., Kavas, M. (2009): Service-learning 2.0 for the 21st century: Towards a holistic model for global social positive change, in: International Journal of Organizational Analysis
_        Klein, A.: Projektmanagement für Kulturbetriebe, Wiesbaden, latest edition
_        Langer, A./Schröer, A. (Hrsg.): Professionalisierung im Nonprofit Management, Bern, latest edition
_        Lester, S. W., Tomkovick, C., Wells, T., Flunker, L. & Kickul, J. (2005): Does Service-Learning Add Value? Examining the Perspectives of Multiple Stakeholders, in: Academy of Management Learning & Education
_        Meier, A.: Informationsmanagement für NPOs, NGOs, Heidelberg, latest edition
_        Mottner, S. (2010): Service-Learning in a Nonprofit Marketing Course: A Comparative Case of Pedagogical Tools, in: Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing
_        Salzman, J.: Making the News: A guide for Nonprofits and Activists, Boulder, latest edition
_        Sargeant, A.: Marketing Management for Nonprofit Organizations, Oxford, latest edition
_        Sargeant, A.; Fundraising Management, New York, 2. A., latest edition
_        Schwarz, P.: Organisation in Nonprofit Organisationen, Grundlagen, Strukturen, Bern, latest edition
_        Schwarz, P.: Management-Prozesse und -Systeme in Nonprofit Organisationen, Bern, latest edition
_        Siebart, P.: Corporate Governance von Nonprofit Organisationen _ Ausgewählte Aspekte der Organisation und Führung, Bern, latest edition
_        Steiner, S. D., Watson, M. A. (2006): The Service Learning Component in Business Education: The Values Linkage Void, in: Academy of Management Learning & Education
_        Taylor, M. L. (2005): A Service-Learning Kaleidoscope of Insights: Conversations With Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Theorist/ Systems Change Artist; Bernard Milano, Practitioner/ Foundation Leader; and John Saltmarsh, Historian/ Service-Learning Educator, in: Academy of Management Learning & EducationTiebel, C.: Management in Non Profit Organisationen, München
_        Toncar, M. F., Reid, J. S., Burns, D. J., Anderson, C. E. & Nguyen, H. P. (2006): Uniform assessment of the benefits of service learning: the development, evaluation, and implementation of the SELEB Scale, in: Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice
_        Zimmer, A./Priller, E.: Gemeinnützige Organisationen im gesellschaftlichen Wandel, Wiesbaden, latest edition

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