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Global awareness and engagement32578/4115/1819/1/65
Study guide

Global awareness and engagement

32578/4115/1819/1/65
Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits
Weight: 5,00
(#) Optional course unit (must be replaced)
Possible deadlines for learning account: 15.03.2019 ()
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Co-ordinator: Dewulf Femke
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 2

Objectives

To interpret correctly informations and resources. (T)

To situate the concepts globalization and sustainability in relation to social work. (W&I)
To critically analyze social problems within a broad, global perspective of society. (T)
To interpret social work in an international context. (W&I)
To have attention for good practices from various (inter)national and interdisciplinary contexts. (W&I)
To have a critical attitude towards and significant attention for international aspects and challenges of social work. (INT)
To act based on the principles of human rights, social justice, collective responsibility and diversity. (W&I)
To critically reflect as social professionals looking from an agogic, policy and social perspective reflecting on the concepts of human rights, social justice, collective responsibility and diversity. (INT)
To critically argue and take position on social work issues starting from the concepts: human rights, social justice, collective responsibility and diversity. (INT)

To participate constructively in different roles and tasks within a team (INT)

W&I = knowing and understanding
T = applying, practicing
INT = integrating

Contents

The course 'global awareness and engagement' consists of the following contents:

 
1. International identity of social work
2. Social work in an international perspective: global awareness an globalization
3. International topics on social work: contemporary challenges and social work practice
4. International organizations, networks and federations
5. International exchange of knowledge, practices and experiences in social work
6. Using 21st century skills to understand and address global issues



The course consists of field visits, interviews with social work students and professionals and a study trip abroad (optional for Erasmus students) to explore a global social topic in the Belgian context of social work and to compare it with another European country.
 A substantive part is determined by the interviews and organizations visited during the study. Erasmus students are free to choose whether they participate on the study trip abroad or not. If not they will receive an extra assignment in Belgium.



Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisites

The arrangements regarding prerequisites applied for this course unit, if applicable, are laid out in the Faculty’s international curriculum.

Final objectives

OLR 3 Take joint responsibility for practice- and policy-oriented research in social work.
OLR 7 Define social problems from a social work context and in collaboration with stakeholders, from a historical, global and sustainable context.
OLR 8 Participate actively and in a team-oriented perspective in complex, interdisciplinary and international social work contexts.
OLR 11 Act from a social political awareness based on human rights, social justice, collective responsibility and respect for diversities.

Teaching methods

  • Activating lecture
  • Excursion
    Additional information: study trip abroad
  • Assignment
    Additional information: group paper, peer assessment
  • Guest speaker or lecture/Testimony
    Additional information: guest lecturers

Organisation of education

Field visits

Lectures

Guest lecturers

Assignment: group paper, peer assessment

Study guidance

Peer assessment and peer feeback to support and coach the group paper.
The teacher is available during classes, by mail or by appointment.
Through the electronic learning environment 'Chamilo'.

Evaluation

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
MomentForm%Remark
Non-periodicPaper40,00Product evaluation is based on the group paper and an evaluation by peers (peer-assessment).
Presence in the lessons is obliged for the assessment in this training module. A prerequisite for the evaluation, is to attend the scheduled lessons, to participate actively in all the course components, to accomplish the assignments en to respect the given deadlines of these tasks and assignments.
PeriodicPresentation40,00Defence of the grouppaper assessed by a jury
A group presentation before a jury. Questions will be asked individually based on the content of the paper and the presentation.
Non-periodicObservation of performance of the student20,00The professional attitude of the student will be observed before, during and after the study trip.
Presence in the lessons is obliged for the assessment in this training module. A prerequisite for the evaluation, is to attend the scheduled lessons, to participate actively in all the course components, to accomplish the assignments en to respect the given deadlines of these tasks and assignments.
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
MomentForm%Remark
Non-periodicObservation of performance of the student20,00There is no second examination period. The marks gained in the observation of participation part during the first examination period are carried over or stay nihil (as the student missed the evaluation).
Non-periodicPaper80,00Product evaluation.
Presence in the lessons is obliged for the assessment in this training module. A prerequisite for the evaluation, is to attend the scheduled lessons, to participate actively in all the course components, to accomplish the assignments en to respect the given deadlines of these tasks and assignments.

Evaluation

First exam session

Observation of performance (20%).

Evaluation by teacher.
The professional attitude of the student will be observed before, during and after the study trip.
Presence in the lessons is obliged for the assessment in this training module. A prerequisite for the evaluation, is to attend the scheduled lessons, to participate actively in all the course components, to accomplish the assignments en to respect the given deadlines of these tasks and assignments.


Assignment: group paper (40%).

Evaluation by teacher.

Evaluation by peers (peer-assessment)
Product evaluation is based on the group paper.
Presence in the lessons is obliged for the assessment in this training module. A prerequisite for the evaluation, is to attend the scheduled lessons, to participate actively in all the course components, to accomplish the assignments en to respect the given deadlines of these tasks and assignments.

Defence of the grouppaper assessed by a jury (40%).

A group presentation before a jury. Questions will be asked individually based on the content of the paper and the presentation.

Second exam session

Observation of performance (20%).

There is no second examination period. The marks gained in the observation of participation part during the first examination period are carried over or stay nihil (as the student missed the evaluation).

Assignment: individual paper (80%).

Evaluation by teacher.
Product evaluation.
Presence in the lessons is obliged for the assessment in this training module. A prerequisite for the evaluation, is to attend the scheduled lessons, to participate actively in all the course components, to accomplish the assignments en to respect the given deadlines of these tasks and assignments.

Study costs


The estimated cost is approx. 15€ for the syllabus.

There can be extra costs during company/field visits in Belgium, the estimated cost is approx. €50.

Optional: The estimated cost for the study trip abroad is approx. 400€ (flight, accomodation and food included).

Key words

Internationalization

Globalization

Global awareness

Intercultural competences

Collaboration

Networking

Exchange

Social justice

Human Right

Diversity