Course modules

Read about the two modules of Co-creating Social Change.

Module: Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship: 20 ECTS

The module’s aim is to discover methods for renewing and developing quality and welfare services in a pedagogical and social perspective.

By the end of this module the student has gained knowledge of theories, methods and practice within social innovation and social entrepreneurship and the student can analyse and assess the economic and social sustainability of business ideas.

Competence goals

  • The student can challenge existing practices and develop new practices and organisational forms that contribute to handling challenges and innovation within society.

Knowledge goals

  • The student gains knowledge about theories and methods to promote innovative processes and entrepreneurship with a pedagogical perspective, including project design and project management
  • The student gains knowledge of evaluating innovative processes and projects
  • The student gains knowledge of methods of investigation to identify challenges within professional practice
  • The student gains knowledge of various methods for sharing and presenting ideas.

Proficiency goals

  • The student can undertake idea-generation processes and the organisation of innovative social and pedagogical processes
  • The student can evaluate and adjust ongoing innovation processes as well as take conflicting interests into consideration
  • The student can identify challenges and conflicting interests within social and pedagogical practice and analyse how the innovation processes and development of practice may incorporate these
  • The student can present and share ideas, projects and results to various interested parties.

Module: Inter-professional Collaboration: 10 ECTS

By the end of this module, the student has gained knowledge about the roles and the interaction between the public, the private sector and civil society in the development of the welfare society, and the student can identify and analyse pedagogical and social problems across sectors and point out relevant resources.

The module’s aim is to establish collaboration partnerships that work towards the narrowing down and developing of comprehensive solutions across the public, private and charity sectors.

Competence goals

  • The student can identify, analyse and reflect on cross-professional and cross-sector dilemmas and potentials and must participate in, coordinate and lead comprehensive and cross-cutting collaborative processes.

Knowledge goals

The student gains knowledge of the understanding of:

  • The profession and the competences of social educators, social workers and other professionals, including teachers, nurses and social counsellors and so on
  • The various sectors of the welfare society; its agents and their perspectives on duties and challenges
  • The legislative and political conditions for inter-professional work
  • The types of collaboration, including communicative methods and strategies that support cross-professional work
  • Empirical studies of what characterises inter-professional and cross-sector collaborative processes
  • The conditions for user involvement as well as potentialities and challenges in co-creative processes.

Proficiency goals

  • The student can participate in inter-professional collaboration with, e.g., teachers, nurses and social counsellors, reflecting on the social educator’s /social worker’s professionalism, roles and responsibilities and create comprehensive solutions by involving the professionalism, roles and responsibilities of the relevant partners
  • The student can present social education professionalism and insight into other professionals, users and other central parties in a holistic practice
  • The student can identify and anticipate possibilities and obstacles in the cross-professional and cross-sector cooperation, including analysing and acting in a field with ethical dilemmas
  • The student can participate in developing communities and create change and value through independent participation in and coordination of collaboration involving users, professionals, and the network and resources of volunteers.