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Introduction to Academic and Research Skills

Module name (EN): Introduction to Academic and Research Skills
Degree programme: Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: BSP-1
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2U (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 1
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
German
Assessment:
BSP-1.1: Module work (MA) (bn)
BSP-1.2: /
Curricular relevance:
BSP-1 Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 1, mandatory course
BSP-1 Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 1, mandatory course
Workload:
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
None.
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Dieter Filsinger
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Dieter Filsinger

[updated 26.08.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will:
-        be able to describe the university as an environment and organization.
-        be able to name and identify basic epistemological approaches and paradigms, as well as types of (empirical) research.
-        be able to distinguish between and classify theory, empiricism and practice, as well as their rationalities and different forms of knowledge.
-        be able to differentiate between scientific and non-scientific texts according to specific criteria.
-        have developed a general understanding of scientific work, thinking and reasoning.
 
 
In addition, students will:
-        be able to work with relevant scientific literature (literature research, citing correctly, bibliographies and references, terminology, etc.).
-        be able to describe the process and techniques involved in scientific work (from the formulating a problem to creating and presenting texts).
-        be able to apply the basics of scientific writing and write their first scientific texts.
-        be able to incorporate the principles of scientific work into their presentations.
 
 


[updated 20.05.2020]
Module content:
Lecture:
_        Universities in the educational and scientific system
_        Science and life, forms of knowledge
_        Theory, empiricism, practice
_        Discipline and profession
_        Paradigms and theoretical traditions
_        Epistemology and the philosophy of science
_        Types of research
_        Philosophy and the structure of the study program
_        Principles, methods and techniques of scientific work
 
Exercises:
_        Structuring your studies (e.g. time management)
_        Literature research (databases, library), creating a bibliography, excerpting
_        Organizing, analyzing and creating texts (outlines, questions, exposés, summaries, theses)
_        References and bibliographies
_        Speeches using media/presentation methods.
         


[updated 20.05.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture, exercises, work in small groups, independent study

[updated 20.05.2020]
Recommended or required reading:


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