Exchange students and practitioners are invited to take a full semester consisting of two consecutive modules:
- Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters – Social Work Responses (Early February – mid April)
- Conflicts and Social Work (Mid April – end June)
Both modules are aimed at students of Social Work and related professions, such as Nursing, Social Education, Teaching, Law, Human Resource Management, Public Management and Economics.
The modules are offered to Bachelor’s Degree students and to practitioners with a particular interest in cross-national and cross-disciplinary approaches to disaster responses and to conflict resolution in various contexts.
1. Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters – Social Work Responses (15 ECTS)
The module focuses on disasters and other local emergencies affecting children and families.
Students expand their skills by learning about:
- Drivers of disasters - short, medium and long term
- Effects of disasters for people and their environments
- Approaches to disaster intervention – contextual and legal
- Types of responses to disasters
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The module of Children and families in the aftermath of disasters (pdf)
2. Conflicts and Social Work (15 ECTS)
People and communities served by social work are increasingly affected by conflicts caused by poverty, inequality, international crises and local disasters.
Social workers and related professionals face conflicts when working with promoting social and economic equality, ensuring the dignity and worth of each person. And promoting wellbeing through sustainable human relationships and communities.
The module gives students the opportunity to expand their skills by studying conflict perspectives, theories and concepts. With a focus on conflicts in various contexts, at various levels and in different cultures, the module gives students the opportunity to expand their skills and competencies by studying conflict perspectives, theories and cencepts. And by learning how to analyse conflict contexts and identify relevant models of conflict resolution.
Read more about Conflicts and social work
Read Description of the module Conflicts and social work (pdf)
Students hand in a written assignment of maximum 5 pages for each module. The topic of the assignment is chosen by the students themselves.
The assignment is assessed by a teacher from the module. The basis of the assessment is how well the module learning goals have been fulfilled.
International students will receive their grade for the assignment (and the transcript of records) by e-mail from the exam administration by mid-August.