International Teaching Activities

The following members of SocNet98 are offering international seminars and workshops in English language and open them up for incoming students. An overview about these courses can be found

Bournemouth University, United Kingdom (England)

Units for ERASMUS students:

BA (Hons) Social Work, Year 1 semester 1 (September to February each year)

– Social Exclusion & Discrimination, 10 ECTS
– Personal & Professional Development, 10 ECTS
– Law & Social Policy, 10 ECTS

http://courses.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-degree/social-work/ba-hons/18/course_information-programme_specs/

Sociology/Social Policy, Year 2 semester 1 (September to February each year)

Culture and society, 10 ECTS
Urban and Rural communities in Britain, 10 ECTS
History of Social Welfare, 10 ECTS
http://courses.bournemouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-degree/sociology-social-policy/ba-hons/1740/

City University of Applied Sciences Bremen, School of Social work, Germany

We have created an international study module in English language that can be studied as a four day block seminar (3 ECTS) or a four day block seminar with further activities (6 ECTS) in Bremen. The module currently offered in two thematic versions: a) Seminar: “Human Rights and Diversity their relevance for different fields of work” or b) Seminar: “Quality of life and well-being from the perspective of the social sciences”.

a) Seminar: “Human Rights and Diversity their relevance for different fields of work”

The module consists of a three day block seminar which will take place between 15 and 17 March 2018 (9.45 a.m.-5.15 p.m.), this part provides 3 ECTS.

Optionally, the block module can be enhanced with further seminar units on Thursday afternoons (22 March, 12 and 26 April, and 17, 24, and 31 May, and 7 June, each day between 2 p.m. and 5.15. pm).

For incoming students we can provide the following options for participation:

  • a) in all units and to receive 6 ECTS
  • b) in only the block units (2-5 March) and to receive 3 ECTS
  • c) in the block units (2-5 March) plus to submit a written essay about one theory/approach of choice and to receive 6 ECTS (The essay needs to be delivered until April 27th, 6 weeks after the seminar in English language, expected length: 1 person: 5 pages, 2 persons: 8 pages, 3 persons 10 pages. This length has been shortened because of the obvious further demands to write in English)

For further details for 2018 please click here

b) Seminar: “Quality of life and well-being from the perspective of the social sciences”
This seminar was last offered in March 2015 and follows the title: “Quality of life and well-being from the perspective of the social sciences”. For further details please refer to the attachment (click on the picture underneath):

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The module consists of a four day block seminar which will take place between 2 and 5 March 2015 (9.45a.m.-5.15 p.m.), this part provides 3 ECTS.

Optionally, the block module can be enhanced with further seminar units on Thursday afternoons (19 and 26 March, 16, 23 and 30 April and 07 and 21 May).

For incoming students we can provide the following options for participation:

  • a) in all units and to receive 6 ECTS
  • b) in only the block units (2-5 March) and to receive 3 ECTS
  • c) in the block units (2-5 March) plus to submit a written essay about one theory/approach of choice and to receive 6 ECTS (The essay needs to be delivered until April 27th, 6 weeks after the seminar in English language, expected length: 1 person: 5 pages, 2 persons: 8 pages, 3 persons 10 pages. This length has been shortened because of the obvious further demands to write in English)

Ernst-Abbe University of Applied Sciences Jena, Department of Social Science and Care Social work and Nursing Management, Germany

English and international studies at the EAH Jena

The EAH offers more than 30 BA and MA courses of studies, like Business Administration, Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, Business, Environmental, Industrial, Optometry, Electrical and Mechanical, Precision Engineering and, of course, Social Work and Social Science Studies. The School of Social Sciences and Social Work offers both, a BA as well as MA in Social Work for full-time students and a BA- and MA program in Nursing/Health Management for part-time students. With exception to the course program within the International University Week which is held every second or third year in Jena) and some courses within the Erasmus exchange program all courses (also the courses with focus on international aspects) at the EAH are taught in German.
Therefore (except of Erasmus students) international students admitted directly in the course program need to show a German language proficiency (German language certificate DSH scores 2 or 3 rsp. TestDaf scores 4 or 5). Even Erasmus students do not need an official German language certificate yet, we recommend at least basic knowledge of the German language.

All foreign students who are accepted as incoming students (whether Erasmus or other) can follow special German language courses at the EAH, however these courses are only for support but do not officially prepare for the German language examination DSH- or TestDaF-e. For further information please follow http://www.fh-jena.de/fhj/gw/sprachen/lehrangebot/Seiten/German%20Courses.aspx.

Prior to admittance to the EAH we do not offer language courses at our institution, but there are a few that you can choose in Jena. One is at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena (http://www.uni-jena.de/en/DSH_course_and_test.html) and one is at the Institute for International Communication:: http://www.iik.de/node/14 For further information you may also follow: http://www.deutsch-als-fremdsprache.de.

Update June 2015: With regard to our international program, we would like you to point to http://www.sw.eah-jena.de/institute-projekte/international-program/.

The information for incoming international students can be found on http://www.sw.eah-jena.de/institute-projekte/international-program/information-for-incoming-international-students/

Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, the Netherlands

The Faculty of Social work offers for full-time students both, a BA as well as MA in Social Work and, for part-time students a BA- and MA program in Nursing/Health Management within a distance learning program (www.hanze.nl/home/International/Admissions/Application+Procedure/How+to+apply/Application-exchange-students.htm).

The English part of our website: https://www.hanze.nl/eng

You can order our international brochures here: https://www.hanze.nl/eng/study-at-hanze/programme-information/order-brochures

Get to know more about Groningen online: The International Student Guide to Groningen is a ten-episode online series introducing the vibrant student life in Groningen. This episode is a brief introduction to the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen (Hanze UAS): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eZku160f0Y

Our 30 ECTS Study program: “Capability Approach”

What is it about?:

Resilience, realising one’s own potential, self-reliance, these are some of the concepts behind this semester which are sure to appeal to students of psychology and social work. The capability approach has grown out in the last 20 years into a new paradigm that is relevant to social scientists. For psychologists and social workers it has been used in helping clients to (re) connect with the labour market (employability) and thus social inclusion.

Why to study the program?:

Students will get a hands-on learning experience in ways to help clients be empowered to navigate the pathway (back) to greater inclusion, whether this means finding employment or participating in society in non-salaried activities.

For further information on this program, please click on this picture:

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HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Currently, we are offering three international teaching formats in English language: One B.A. Degree Programme (210 ECTS) and two Courses (30 ECTS each).

1. Community Educator, Bachelor of Humanities, 210 ECTS
Adventure and Outdoor Education

Degree programme provided in English

The community educator studies train specialists in adventure and outdoor education. Adventure and outdoor education is based on experiential and activity-based learning methodology and aims at supporting the growth, development, wellbeing and agency of individuals, groups and communities.
As the basis of the studies is a multidisciplinary theoretical framework, which is put into practice in versatile authentic learning environments, such as lakes, the sea, forests, and in the fells and wilderness of Lapland. During the studies, students learn to plan and carry out safe adventure educational processes for different target groups and to evaluate and develop adventure educational activities.
The degree programme for community educators provides students with a wide range of skills for employment as a professional in the diverse area of adventure and outdoor education. After graduation, students have multiple employment opportunities within the different sectors of national and international working environments. Community educators with adventure educational orientation can be employed e.g. in the field of youth work, organizational work, education and training, wellbeing services, or nature- and adventure-based entrepreneurship.

Theory Put Into Practice
From the beginning of the studies the theoretical framework of adventure and outdoor education will be put into practice through different kinds of activities and excursions, e.g. hikes and treks, kayak tours, summer and winter camps, and Nordic winter activities. Through experiential and activity-based processes the students will learn how to plan, organize, implement and evaluate safe adventure and outdoor activities for different target groups in different environments and under various circumstances.
During the studies, the students will learn multiple new skills, especially pedagogical, leadership, social, environmental, technical and safety skills. The studies for community educators will also cover areas such as the Nordic welfare system, preventive work, equality, diversity, and entrepreneurship.

Study Structure
Dialogue between theory and practice will be emphasised through the whole curriculum. The students knowledge and skills will develop from factual knowledge, supported by practical experience, towards more abstract and analytical knowledge and skills.
The studies are full-time day studies, including summer semesters. At least 30 ECTS will be conducted as supervised internships either in Finland or abroad. The students study and work history will be taken into account (= recognition of prior learning) in their individual study plans.

Next application period
Winter/spring 2019

More information https://www.humak.fi/en/bachelor-of-humanities-adventure-and-outdoor-education/

Anita Saaranen-Kauppinen
Email:anita.saaranen-kauppinen(at)humak.fi
Telephone:+358(0)207621224

Jussi Muittari
Email: jussi.muittari(at)humak.fi

2. Adventure Education Course 2019 (30 ECTS)

Next application period on March 2019
For Erasmus+ Exchange Students, on Nurmijrvi Campus:

This ERASMUS Exchange course is designed for students who would like to learn more about Adventure Education. The course suits well for second year students, whose study line is e.g. social studies, education, youth work or leisure and sports studies. Students should have no or very little past experience in adventure activities, this course starts from the novice level.

Objectives
Students will:
– gain understanding of the theories and practices in adventure education.
– learn pedagogic, leadership, social, environmental, safety and technical skills.
– learn how to plan, organise and implement safe adventurous experiences.

Methods of instruction
Contact instruction, group projects, independent learning and field trips.

Evaluation
Evaluation is based on participation, written assignments and reports.

Prerequisites
– Good command of English language, both spoken and written, is required since the language of the studies is English.
– Sufficient mental and physical health is recommended since a great part of the studies are based on physical indoor and outdoor activities.
– Good social skills and ability to work in multicultural settings and diverse student groups.

Study Period

September 2019 December 2019

3. Expertice in NGO- and Youth Work (30 ECTS)

Spring 2019 (25.2.-27.5.2019, Application deadline 31.10.2018)
For Erasmus+ Exchange Students, on Nurmijrvi Campus

This Erasmus exchange course is designed for students studying youth, community, NGO or social work. The content is also suitable for students studying education. The course is suitable for second and third year students.

Objectives
Students will:
– gain understanding of how the field of youth and NGO work is built up in Finland.
– learn pedagogic skills and how to apply them with different groups of people.
– learn about the background and structure of the Finnish welfare model.

Prerequisites
– Good command of English language, both spoken and written, is required since the language of studies is English.
– The programme is suitable for second and third year students of the field of youth, community, NGO, social work or education.
– Good social skills and ability to work in multicultural settings and diverse student groups.

Methods of Instruction
Contact instruction, group porjects, independent learning and supervised internship.

Evaluation
Evaluation is based on participation, written assignments and reports.

Students need to be aware of that they will have to pay the transportation costs to their internship places themselves. The transportation costs are 150-200, depending on the location of the internship place.

Study Period
February 2019 May 2019

General Information
The both 30 ECTS Courses for Erasmus students are provided on Nurmijrvi campus. Humak Nurmijrvi campus is located by lake Sksjrvi, in the middle of nature, just an hour north of Helsinki. There are frequent bus connections to Helsinki. Housing is available on campus in double rooms with shared kitchen space (150 / month). Warm meals are offered at a student discount at campus. More about courses offered to exchange studends https://www.humak.fi/en/erasmus/civic-activities-and-youth-work/

Campus Coordinator
Kim Lindblad
tel. +358 20 7621 279
kim.lindblad@humak.fi

 

PXL University College, Belgium

PXL SOCIAL WORK OFFERS INTERNATIONAL COURSES :

– Courses in social work (SW) and personnel management (PM)
– International classroom social work (SW) and personnel management (PM)

You will find more information on the international courses on our website: www.pxl.be/international.

 

University College Leuven, School of Social Work, Belgium

We offer in spring semester 2015 an Erasmus exchange programme focused on “Challenges of Social Work in the 21st century”, click on the following document for more information.

For further information on this program, please click her below:

 

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University College Lillebaelt, Denmark

English speaking courses:
Increasing Welfare through User Involvement
Gain a new international perspective on welfare and join the 10-week module from 3 November 2014 to 23 January 2015.

Content:
The content will focus on values, theories and practice aimed to support people to develop their full potential and enrich their lives through user / citizens involvement.

In the field of welfare services, we will work with the conditions for democratic and transparent public services. Services can be publicly or privately organized and must be able to handle the complexities of late modern society.
The target group of citizens can be all kind, but the priority will be on marginalized groups such as vulnerable children, youngsters or different minority-groups.
http://international.ucl.dk/study-programmes/social-work/increasing-welfare-through-user-involvement/.

The Department of Social work, Odense welcomes exchange students for practice placement. Usually, the placements are fields studies in a social services department in municipality or in a regional setting. The aim of these field studies is become familiar with the political, organizational, economic and legal framework of social work. We only have a limit number of placement providers that can accept students who do not speak Danish or cognate Scandinavian languages. Still, we have been very good in finding high quality placements for incoming exchange students.

 

University of Applies Sciences Emden/Leer, Department of Social Work, Germany

Exchange programme for international students “Supporting families, children and youths in their environment”. A 30 ECTS exchange program in spring term.

The program contains a variety of courses including theory and practice focuses on social work, in particular with children and young people considering their individual environment such as the family or the special situation in rural areas. You can take courses, mostly together with local students, providing a total of 30 ECTS points divided into compulsory and optional modules.

It is designed for Bachelor students in the second stage of their studies at our partner universities are welcome to apply for the programme. Courses take place at the campus in Emden. They will run in the spring term from early March until the beginning of July. You are invited to participate in the orientation programme offered by the International Office in February.

Application deadline is 30 November. Since the courses are taught in English, students need a B1/B2 level of English.

Find out more here

 

University College of South East Norway, Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Norway

Courses under development

 

Former members of SocNet98:

EESTS – European School of Higher Education in Social Work, France

Welcome to Erasmus students!

The ESTS will host you with great pleasure for one semester or for an entire school year. What is always surprising for our Erasmus students is that here, the training is very much personalized, each student has a tutor and works in a very “familiar” atmosphere compared to numerous European universities which train the social workers differently: we are a small school (about 1.000 students at the ESTS, 250 on average by city)! Here, we have a principle of alternating studies and training in institutions. For example, the students have classes the first weeks of the school year and then, they have three weeks of internship. After that, they come back for a whole week at the school before they go back to the same internship for a few weeks, and so on. We are very accommodating concerning the choice of courses and we try to choose the most practical for you.
There are also English courses (optional), specialized in the social field. This enables the students to get the bases about social work in English. A lot of oral supports are used (small written dimension in the courses).
Otherwise, all the courses are held in French in our school.
A registration file can be downloaded here (please click on the picture):

A European dimension in our school: why?

The European dimension is the core of the ESTS pedagogical project. It draws all its institutional meaning in the history of the school as academic and professional exchanges have been taking place since 1994, under the initiative of the former General Director. Since 2008, the ESTS has been part of the Erasmus network and, as a will to develop this process, a person has been in charge of developing European projects, at full time, in the School since 2010.

There is also a political meaning to this choice of developing a European orientation.Indeed, we regard it as a major concern given the profound changes that are taking place, both in the social and medico-social sector (Service Directive; ex-Bolkestein) and in the training and education sector (Bologna reform). More widely, several national concerns deserve to be examined with reference to European issues.

Finally, this European dimension also gets a pedagogical meaning since it carries weight in the trainings provided by the ESTS. By making it easier to be trained abroad we give our future social workers the opportunity to acquire further theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of social work, to develop a critical perspective, to confront their professional practices to different ones and to broaden them.
More information in the English section of our website http://www.ees-inscription.com/page/europe_english/339

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