2019 / 20
2019 / 20
Social Policy and Social Work, Department
Fakultät Soziale Arbeit, Gesundheit und Pflege
- Flandernstraße 101
- 73732 Esslingen
- Phone: +49 711 0397-4520
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Special features regarding teachingTeaching is characterised by a close link between theory and practice. Contents of related disciplines (law, psychology, etc.) are ensured in terms of consistency and relevance to the curriculum and taught in relation to the theory and practice of Social Work. Teaching makes use of innovative teaching and learning methods (numerous group and project assignments, research-based learning, etc.) using modern media. Based on a comprehensive evaluation concept, teaching and learning processes are continuously monitored, discussed and, if necessary, modified with the participation of the departmental student organisation.
Special features regarding the international orientationIn Social Work (Bachelor), students can choose an INTERNATIONAL specialisation, which comprises at least 15 credits for the acquisition of international subject-specific skills and 15 credits for the acquisition of cross-cultural skills. The credits to be obtained also count towards the 210 credits required for the BA. Social Work. The specialisation “International Social Work” in the Master’s of Social Work examines social work within international and cross-cultural contexts; classes are partly bilingual.
Common partner universities for exchangeFH Campus Wien, Austria; Universidad de Jaén, Spain; Universitat de Lleida, Spain; Jönköping University, Sweden; JAMK Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Karel de Grote University Antwerpen, Belgium; VIA University College, Aarhus, Denmark; Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina; Universidad Tecnológica Nacional Córdoba/Argentina; Plymouth University, UK
Special features regarding the equipmentComputer pool, extensive media equipment in all rooms; Computer workstation for blind and visually impaired students, digital whiteboards currently in three seminar rooms, digital flip charts in three rooms, media workshop.
Special features regarding research and developmentDisciplinary research projects in conjunction with industry and other universities; Interdisciplinary research project (e.g. with mechanical engineering). 2 cooperative doctorates in the period 2013-2015.
Integration of theory and practiceA strong relation to research in teaching is provided through numerous research projects conducted by full-time lecturers. Students can become involved in research projects by working as student assistants, as is collaboration in research projects for graduates. Methods of social research are taught in basic approaches, smaller student research projects are supervised and supported in project work and the Bachelor's thesis. Regular research and/or continuing education sabbaticals taken by full-time teaching staff ensure the further development of the subject areas on a solid academic foundation.
Website with further information on research activitieswww.hs-esslingen.de/de/hochschule/fakultaeten/soziale-arbeit-gesundheit-und-pflege/forschung/forschungsinstitut.html
Characteristics of assistance to differently abled personsComputer workstation for blind and visually impaired students. Equalisation of disadvantages for exams and course attendance. Analysis of accessibility for people with limited mobility on the university campus, site plan available on the website.
Characteristics of diversity advancementUse of gender-sensitive language; Since 2015 summer semester, central contact person for sexual harassment; Tutorials for students with German as a foreign language.
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Last update 2017: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education, Germany.
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