Course: Seminar for Ethics in Helping Professions 1

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Course title Seminar for Ethics in Helping Professions 1
Course code KFI/KSEP1
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šimek Vojtěch, PhDr. Th.D.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. Are good and evil relative? 3. Pleasure and reality 4. Values 5. Justice 6. Does the end justify the means? 7. Should we always follow our conscience? 8. What makes an action good? 9. Our attitude to what we cannot change 10. Responsibility 11. Forgiveness 12. Final colloquium, submission of the seminar paper

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), E-learning
Learning outcomes
In this course you will learn to analyse and evaluate basic moral questions and problems that you can meet in social work. Studying of useful texts, discussing and answering of the control questions are the main activities. Your output will be the seminar paper in which you solve a selected moral question or problem both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
Understanding of basic moral issues and problems and ability to solve them in practice.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Seminar work

1) continuous working with elearning (Moodle) 2) seminar paper
Recommended literature
  • IFSW. Global Social Work Statement of Ethical Principles. 2018.
  • Spaemann, R. Basic Moral Concepts. Routledge, 1989.
  • Spaemann, R. Happiness And Benevolence. University of Notre Dame Press, 2000.
  • Šimek, V. Why Does a Social Worker Act in a Fanatic, Cynical, or Composed Manner? On the Relationship Between Spirituality and the Moral Attitude towards What Cannot Be Changed. Caritas et veritas, 2017.

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): Ethics in Social Work (2013) Category: Social sciences 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter