Paradigms of Social Work (ILV)


Course lecturer:

 Bringfriede Scheu

Course numberM3.0607.40.040
Course codeParSa
Semester of degree program Semester 4
Mode of delivery Presencecourse
ECTS credits3,0
Language of instruction German

Students know central paradigms of Social Work and can assign these theoretical concepts such as professional fields and reflect critically upon them. They realise how typical "guiding principles" of Social Work recur with different terms in various contexts and how their meaning has changed in the course of the history of Social Work. They can critically reflect upon them in terms of the current social structures as well as in terms of the current situation of Social Work.

Completion of the course "Discourses of Social Work"

Central terms, topics and paradigms (such as for example, the double or triple mandate, empowerment, the eco-social paradigm, conviviality) are elaborated and placed in the current context of Social Work.

Adloff, Frank, & Heins, Volker M. (Hrsg.) (2015). Konvivialismus. Eine Debatte. Bielefeld: transcript.
Böhnisch, Lothar & Lösch, Hans (1973): Das Handlungsverständnis des Sozialarbeiters und seine institutionelle Determination. In: Otto, Hans-Uwe & Schneider, Siegfried (Hrsg.), Gesellschaftliche Perspektiven der Sozialarbeit. Neuwied: Luchterhand, 21-40.
Les Convivialistes (Hrsg.) (2014). Das konvivialistische Manifest. Für eine neue Kunst des Zusammenlebens. Bielefeld: transcript.
Mollenhauer, Klaus (1973). Bewertung und Kontrolle abweichenden Verhaltens. In: Giesecke, Hermann & Bonhoeffer, Martin (Hrsg.), Offensive Sozialpädagogik. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 7-23.
Rentsch, Thomas (2007). Paradigma. In: Ritter, Joachim & Gründer, Karlfried (Hrsg.), Historisches Wörterbuch der Philosophie. 13 Bände, 1971-2007. Basel: Schwabe, 74-82.
Tomasello, Michael (2014). Das ultra-soziale Tier. Sozialwissenschaftliche Literatur-Rundschau (69), 97-111.

Corresponding to the didactical concept of the lecturer, lecture, group work and moderated group work.