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Child Welfare and Creative Methods in Social Work

The programme encompasses themes within child welfare and children and youth at risk, legal and social policy frameworks and social pedagogic work in a multicultural society. In particular, creative ways to work and communicate with children and youths, in order to promote their growth, development and emotional well-being, receive particular focus.

Aims and contents

The course is equivalent to 20 or 30 ECTS. After 3 months there is a final exam of 20 ECTS, after 4 months there is a second exam, an extended written report of 10 ECTS. The programme will encompass themes within child welfare and children and youth at risk, legal and social policy frameworks and social pedagogic work in a multicultural society.

More about aims and contents.

In particular, creative ways to work and communicate with children and youths, in order to promote their growth, development and emotional well-being, will be in focus.

The creative methods include workshops in Refugee Children: human rights and intervention methods, mediation and conflict resolution, mask-making connected to the body as a field of knowledge, puppet workshop, digital photo, art, music, climbing and other esthetic and creative ways to communicate and be in dialog with children and youth.

Assessment

The examination will consist of a written group project report based on experiences from using creative methods towards a target group. Relevant theory, personal and professional reflections is a part of the report. The group will make a presentation of the project to an audience.

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Admission

Application deadline

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Admission requirements

Students must be enrolled in a Bachelor degree programme in one of the following studies; social science, applied social science, social work, child welfare, child welfare pedagogy, education, social or cultural studies, art therapy or any other closely related Bachelor degree study programme.

Students must have successfully fulfilled at least one year of the aforementioned programme.

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Programme information

Facts

BVUH2300 Child Welfare and Creative Methods in Social Work. Autumn 20/30 ECTS, undergraduate 12 weeks Pilestredet, Oslo English Contact us for more information.

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Academic coordinator:  Elisabeth Grønning

Administrative coordinator: Stuart Deakin and Eva Groth

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