Introducing the School of Social Work, Rotterdam University


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  • 13 April 2010
  • Introducing the School of Social Work, Rotterdam University

    1. 1. Presentatie titel Rotterdam, 00 januari 2007 School of Social Work / ISO Rotterdam, December 2009
    2. 2. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences <ul><li>well-thought out, flexible education with a practical orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Rotterdam University is the Rotterdam university, where people extend themselves through learning and working, thought and action </li></ul>
    3. 3. Rotterdam way of working <ul><li>Thinking and Acting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>innovative and dynamic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>result-oriented and pragmatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aimed at cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sober, direct, no nonsense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>open relationship with the environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>social, eye for the social context </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. A Rotterdam institution <ul><li>Responding to diversity </li></ul><ul><li>The student population is a reflection of the diversity in the environment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intake activities for specific target groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tailored study paths </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specific support during the programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>flexibility and options in the education </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. A Rotterdam institution <ul><li>A role in the region (Outside In & Inside Out) </li></ul><ul><li>Active role for outside world of work in course programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Active contribution to the knowledge infrastructure of region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>problems from practice, as starting point for learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>placements and dual sections of the programme </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thesis work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>guest tutors & programme committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lectureships, external experts and knowledge networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contract education </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. The Rotterdam Education Model (REM) <ul><li>Framework and source of inspiration for education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>professional practice takes centre stage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>education aimed at result-oriented approach to problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>firm basis (concepts and skills) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diversity » programme career support and options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>programme-transcending cooperation in projects and specialisations </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. The Rotterdam Education Model
    8. 8. Which type of education on offer ? <ul><li>Bachelor programmes (70 choices) (full-time, part-time and dual study routes) </li></ul><ul><li>Master’s programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with other institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Contract activities (Transfer Group Rdam) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Course programmes on offer <ul><li>Multi-sectoral university with programmes in a.o.: </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Education for primary and secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering, ICT and other Technical studies </li></ul><ul><li>Fine arts </li></ul><ul><li>Health: nursing and paramedical </li></ul><ul><li>Social work </li></ul>
    10. 10. Staff <ul><li>Number of employees: 1974 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General Support Staff 680 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching and Research Staff 1275 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Support Staff 19 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ratio of men/women 54.1% / 45.9% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-Dutch staff 142 (7.2 %) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Number of FTUs: 1375 </li></ul>
    11. 11. Four sites in central Rotterdam
    12. 12. Museumpark
    13. 13. School of Social Work (part 1) <ul><li>4 different course programmes, namely: </li></ul><ul><li>CMV (Cultural Social Work, Community Work) </li></ul><ul><li>MWD (Social Work and Social Services) </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogiek (Pedagogical Work) </li></ul><ul><li>SPH (Social Educational Care Work) </li></ul><ul><li>And a general orientation year, preparing for one of the above-mentioned programmes </li></ul>
    14. 14. School of Social Work (part 2) <ul><li>a 2 year Master’s course programme </li></ul><ul><li>in Urban Education </li></ul><ul><li>Tailor made courses and training programmes provided by Transfer Group Rotterdam (TRO) </li></ul><ul><li>(e.g. in citizen and/or client participation, new professional competences, efficient cooperation in and between organisations ) </li></ul>
    15. 15. School of Social Work / ISO (in numbers)
    16. 16. School of Social Work / ISO (in numbers ctd.)
    17. 17. Competencies
    18. 18. Exploring
    19. 19. Taking position
    20. 20. Intervening
    21. 21. Cultural Social Work / CMV <ul><li>Stimulating and supporting people in their development and in finding their place in society with all its political, economic, cultural and social aspects: that is what the Community Work (or Cultural Social Work) study programme prepares students for. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to promote people’s personal and social development and give them a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole, students learn to actively initiate strategic coalitions and partnerships and plan for the long-term sustainability of their initiatives. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Cultural Social Work (2) <ul><li>Through informal educational, social, (multi)cultural, recreational or artistic activities, which combine enjoyment, challenge and learning, graduates are able to realise potential and improve life opportunities for individuals, groups and communities and promote social cohesion. </li></ul><ul><li>The knowledge and skills acquired in this study programme are transferable across many sectors such as the civil service, education, the arts, profit as well as non-profit. Graduates find work either in permanent employment or in short-term projects that cover a wide range of social needs and promote cultural and social change. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Social Work and Social Services <ul><li>The Social Work and Services programme educates their graduates to work methodically with their clients and those close to their clients to improve participation in social contexts. They work in a range of organisations offering help and support to people with physical, psychological, psychiatric and or other problems. They may cooperate with others in the same profession or in multidisciplinary teams, or in organisations for physical or mental health care, education, offender rehabilitation, youth welfare, social services, social care, neighbourhood services and care centres for physical rehabilitation. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Social Educational Care Work <ul><li>Within the study programme Social Educational Care, students are taught how to help people of all ages to organise their lives in their own environments as independently as possible. This can be temporary or long-term and either by ambulant assistance, semi-residential care or residential care. </li></ul><ul><li>A social educational care worker is able to work in any one of these working situations and with various problems. Help can focus on relationship problems, child-rearing or personal development as well as coping with physical or mental illness or handicaps. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Social Educational Care Work (2) <ul><li>Graduates of the Social Educational Care Work programme are qualified to observe clients’ problems, analyse these problems and help in finding solutions, support and guide people, and give them professional advice and information so that they can manage their living situation once again. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates are also qualified to contribute to innovation and practical research as well as to the development of methodologies and professional skills. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Pedagogical Work <ul><li>This programme focuses on the upbringing of children and young people from 0-23 years of age, within the context of the family or other relatives and institutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Applying their knowledge of pedagogy, educational theory, psychology and sociology, pedagogical workers create optimum opportunities for the development of children and young people (including the mentally or physically handicapped), paying specific attention to the relation between the child and his educator(s) as well as the interaction with the social environment. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Pedagogical Work (2) <ul><li>Being able to translate relevant expertise into practical solutions and advice, the interventions of a PW can be preventive, curative or corrective. This is done by way of supporting, counselling, advising or guarding on an individual, group or larger system level, or even on an organizational level in the capacity as a policy advisor. Most Pedagogical Workers find jobs in child care (organisations), education, youth welfare work in the context of Youth Care Offices , in so called community schools and as policy advisors in the field of child care and community policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates are trained to operate in an urban context with all the social challenges of contemporary life, such as immigrant, broken or vulnerable families, family life in deprived areas often on top of economic and housing instability. </li></ul>
    28. 28. General Orientation Year <ul><li>Apart from these 4 study programmes there is also a general orientation year , which can be considered as a foundation course in the field of Behaviour and Society. This foundation year is ideal for students who first want to familiarise themselves with the 4 study programmes before taking a decision on which of the four. </li></ul><ul><li>After successfully finishing this foundation year, they can continue their studies in year 2 of their choice (without any catching up work). </li></ul>
    29. 29. Master of Urban Education <ul><li>As a follow-up to the bachelor programme, the School of Social Work also includes training for a professional master degree in education. The purpose of this master programme is to prepare professionals with some years of working experience for a higher level of performance in organisations. The curriculum focuses on issues of growing up in an urban environment, and the transitions of young people from one institution to the next or from institutional settings to public spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>The professional master prepares students to work in middle management positions in organisations such as local civil service and private enterprises in education, welfare, and health. The training for a master’s degree is part-time, comprises 77 ECTS and takes a little more than two years to complete. </li></ul>