Course: Theoretical Foundations of Social Work 2

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Course title Theoretical Foundations of Social Work 2
Course code KCHP/KTVS2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Emrová Nicole, Mgr.
  • Opatrný Michal, doc. Dr. theol.
  • Říhová Alice, Mgr.
  • Zvánovcová Veronika, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics discussed during group consultations and self-study topics: - Relation of theory and practice - Social problems, social functioning and empowerment - Relation of social work to other fields and the relation of other fields to social work - Reflexivity in social work - Values and decision making in social work - Social work as a theory of conduct - Special theory of conduct in social work - The social, political and economic context of the performance of social work in the Czech Republic - The future of social work

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Written action (comprehensive tests, clauses), Individual preparation for exam
Learning outcomes
The lectures on Theoretical Foundations of Social Work 2 reflect the main thought currents that influence the development of social work. They also deal with the context of social work performance and its legitimacy. Students will learn to understand the purpose and importance of social work from the point of view of society - ordering party, and clients, and to understand the similarities and differences between social work and other assisting disciplines. An important starting point of the course is the students' first practical experience with the social work they make during excursions (see the subject of Excursion). The subject creates a theoretical understanding for the teaching of social work methods, which is designed as a reflection of the experience of the obligatory practices (see Practice of Case Social Work and Case Social Work; Social Work with Family and Group and Social Work with Family, Social Work with Group, Work with Minorities; Optional Practice, Community Work).
Student will understand the purpose and importance of social work from the point of view of society - the ordering party, and clients. Student will understand the similarities and differences between social work and other assisting disciplines. Student will have a theoretical understanding for the following reflection on the experience of the obligatory practices.
Prerequisites
Student has completed the subject Theoretical Foundations of Social Work 1 (KCHP/TVSO). Student has completed the subject Methodical Seminar (KTEO/METS) Student has completed the subject Sociology (KCHP/SOCI)

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Test, Seminar work

Written exam will test the content of the lectures, self-study materials and relevant literature. Colloquia will be held in the second half of the semester (according to the students' schedule) and at the beginning of the examination term. The terms will be listed as credit terms befor the exam. Each student will prepare a paper for the colloquium on a given topic from literature on theories and methods of social work. Based on the colloquium discussion and reflection from the teacher, the subject will process the topic in the form of a seminar paper (range 5-7 pages). Only students who achieved the credit before the exam may be enrole to the exam.
Recommended literature
  • NAVRÁTIL Pavel. Teorie a metody sociální práce. Brno, 2001.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Social and Charity Work (2016) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer