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BVV3010 Creative methods in child welfare and social work Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Kreative metoder i barnevern og sosialt arbeid, valgemne
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i barnevern / Bachelorstudium i sosialt arbeid
Weight
10 ECTS
Year of study
2023/2024
Curriculum
FALL 2023
Schedule
Course history

Introduction

Creative methods in child welfare and social work is an international course for students taking the Bachelor Programme in Child Care and Welfare, the Bachelor's Programme in Social Work and students from OsloMet’s international partner institutions. All teaching and skills training, and the pertaining project report, will be in English if students from abroad are participating.

Knowledge and experience related to creative and aesthetic work methods will be in focus, and the course also covers knowledge of human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In small groups, the students will plan and carry out a project in the field of practice based on activities and creative, aesthetic methods.  

Required preliminary courses

The student must have completed and passed the second year of the Bachelor Programme in Child Care and Welfare Work or the Bachelor's Programme in Social Work.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

The student:

  • has knowledge of how and why creative and aesthetic methods can be used in child welfare and social therapy work
  • has knowledge of how activities and aesthetic forms of expression can be linked to human rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • has knowledge of child welfare and social work in a multicultural perspective
  • has knowledge of how aesthetic learning processes/methods can challenge people to reflect on their own attitudes, allow self-development and expand professional understanding
  • has knowledge of how to help children and young people to understand their experiences and feelings and put them into words through aesthetic and symbolic expression

 

Skills

The student:

  • can employ activities that promote play, learning, inclusion, mastery and participation
  • can apply knowledge and professional judgement in multicultural settings for children and young people
  • has an understanding of how creative and aesthetic methods can shift boundaries and make room for self-reflection and alternative ways of thinking and acting
  • can cooperate and work on tasks in international (multicultural) and interprofessional contexts

 

General competence

The student:

  • has knowledge of their own creativity and how to develop creative solutions in professional interaction with children and young people in child welfare and social work
  • has knowledge of how to develop and apply creative solutions and use aesthetic methods in professional interaction with children and young people in arenas for child welfare and social work
  • has knowledge of the importance of being able to communicate in English in a multicultural and interdisciplinary knowledge area
  • has knowledge of the importance of cooperating with other professional groups

Teaching and learning methods

The course is taught through lectures, self-study, group work and other teaching methods as needed. The students will plan and carry out a project in small groups, where creative and aesthetic methods are used in work with children and young people. A large degree of student activity is required throughout the course. The course will be taught in English if students from abroad are enrolled.

Course requirements

No coursework requirements/compulsory activities.

Assessment

The exam comprises a group project report and an oral presentation. The report should build on experience the students acquire through the course and from carrying out the project in the field of practice. The report should be 15 pages long, +/- 10%. Font and font size: Calibri 12-point. Line spacing 1.5. The approved citation style APA for assignments must be complied with. The report and presentation will be assessed together.   

Candidates who fail or who were absent from the ordinary exam for a valid reason can take a resit/rescheduled exam. Students with a valid absence from the oral part of the exam complete an adapted individual presentation.

Permitted exam materials and equipment

All aids are permitted, as long as the rules for source referencing are complied with.

Grading scale

Pass/fail.

Examiners

All exam papers are assessed by one internal and one external examiner.

Course contact person

Svein Fuglestad