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International Project Week

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
International Project Week
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019
Module code: BSP-19
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V+2S (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
BSP-19.1: /
BSP-19.2: Term paper (SB) (nb/be)

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

BSP-19 (P322-0049) Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017 , semester 4, mandatory course
BSP-19 (P322-0049) Social work and early childhood, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019 , semester 4, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
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):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Christian Schröder
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Christian Schröder

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will:
- be able to understand and present the historical and current characteristics of social work in Germany and compare them with selected transnational developments in the field of social work,
- be able to classify and place social work in the Grande Region in context,
- be able to identify, present and discuss specific and general issues and practices related to social work from both an interregional and international comparative perspective,
- be able to recognize the interrelationships between interculturality, interregionality and internationality,
- be able to communicate and negotiate social case work in multicultural teams,
- be able to identify and present strategies for social work on a microsocial and mesostructural level in a transnational comparative manner,
- be able to discuss cases transculturally

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Module content:
BSP-19.1 Lecture: Social work and Childhood Education in an Interregional and International Context
International lecture series: Social Work From an Interregional and International Perspective
_        Overview of selected international and transnational discourses on social work, their historical background, as well as current developments and discussions.
_        Introduction to internationally comparative perspectives of social work  
_        Presentation of selected international and transnational theoretical and empirical approaches in social work
_        Presentation of discourses on the profession and science of social work in selected countries
_        Insight into the relationship between social work and society from an international, interregional and transnational perspective
_        Insight into the connections between interculturality, interregionality and internationality in the context of social work
_        Introduction to the internationalization and globalization of social work
_        Presentation of curricula and methods within the framework of international and interregional social work
BSP-19.2 Seminar: Comparative Studies
-        Multicultural case analyses: reconstruction of selected cases
Summer schools: discursive practice and interaction in transcultural contexts

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture (international plenum as an interactive video conference), literature studies, interaction in multicultural teams, case simulations, summer schools

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Recommended or required reading:
Bromberg, Kirstin/ Hoff, Walburga/ Miethe, Ingrid (Hrsg./ 2012): Forschungstraditionen der Sozialen Arbeit. Materialien, Zugänge, Methoden. Rekonstruktive Forschung in der Sozialen Arbeit, Band 10. Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich.
Lorenz, Walter (2012): Der deutschsprachige Diskurs der Sozialen Arbeit aus internationaler Perspektive. In: Thole, Werner (Hrsg.): Grundriss Soziale Arbeit. Ein einführendes Handbuch. 4. Auflage. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag: 379-385.
Thimmel, Andreas/ Friesenhahn, Günter J. (2012): Internationalität in der Sozialen Arbeit. In: Thole, Werner (Hrsg.): Grundriss Soziale Arbeit. Ein einführendes Handbuch. 4. Auflage. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag: 387-401.
Witkin, Stanley (2017): Transforming Social Work: Social Constructionist Reflections on Contemporary and Enduring Issues. Palgrave.

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