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Interactive Methods Working with Children and Youth

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:1.00
Study Course Accepted:27.03.2020
Study Course Information
Course Code:LUSDK_213LQF level:Level 7
Credit Points:4.00ECTS:6.00
Branch of Science:Sociology; Social Politics and Organisation of Social WorkTarget Audience:Social Welfare and Social Work
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Silva Rupaine
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Department of Welfare and Social Work
The Head of Structural Unit:Lolita Vilka
Contacts:Rīga, Anniņmuižas bulvāris 26a, socdk@rsu.lv, +371 67061575
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (count)8Lecture Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Lectures16
Classes (count)16Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours48
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Not required.
Objective:
To acquaint students with the methodology of planning, implementation, management and evaluation of interactive social work methods in the context of social work, seeking to develop social competences working with children and the youth.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Interactive social work concept and theories. Introduction to the interactive social work – participatory approach in social work with children and youth. Analysis of children and youth social problems at national and international levels.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes1.00auditorium
2Modelling and social skills training. Theoretical perspective of social skills training. Social skills training as social competence in an expanding field.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
3Trans-cultural phenomena. Interactive social work methods and techniques in trans-cultural context. Biography work phenomena. Biography work: studying life stories and life histories of youth.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
4Non-verbal forms of communication. Art therapy methods in the context of social work: objects, pictures, photos to stimulate memory, visualizing: drawing, painting.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes3.00auditorium
5Interactive social work group methods: Forum Theatre, Outdoor activities & team challenges. Leadership and volunteering experiences.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes3.00auditorium
6The role of interactive social work methods applied for children and youth in the intercultural context. Innovation of interactive social work methods for children and youth in crisis.Lectures1.00auditorium
Classes3.00auditorium
7Professional competence and accountability. Evaluation and reflection of social work methods/ social work intervention strategies applied for children and the youth.Lectures2.00auditorium
Classes2.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Analysis of scientific literature, group tasks and delivery, evaluation of the task performance.
Assessment Criteria:
Application of interactive social work methods in the classroom during the lectures and seminars – 25%, individual tasks – 15%, examination – 60%.
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge:Will be able to analyze the context of successful interactive social work methods, to develop new competence in social work with children and youth. Interactive social work concept and theories. Analysis of children and youth social problems at national and international levels. Interactive social work methods and techniques in trans-cultural context.
Skills:Will be able to analyze the context of successful interactive social work methods, to develop new competence in social work with children and youth. Will be able to use critical reflection seeking to evaluate advantages and limitations, suitability of interactive social work methods applicable to the children and youth. Will be able to describe and analyze input of interactive social work methods to the development of social competences of the youngsters.
Competencies:Will be able to use knowledge and skills in the practice with children and youth. Will be able to develop personal competencies: tolerance for different youth groups, pursue the personal and professional growth continuously building their knowledge and skills to provide the most beneficially appropriate services to children, youths, and families and apply innovational interactive methods in their professional activities.
Bibliography
No.Reference
Required Reading
1Affective learning together: social and emotional dimensions of collaborative learning /edited by Michael Baker, Jerry Andriessen and Sanna Järvelä. London ; New York (N.Y.) : Routledge : Taylor & Francis Group, 2013
2Tsiolis, Giorgos : Biographical constructions and transformations: using biographical methods for studying transcultural identities, in: Papers. Revista de Sociologia, Vol. 97, Nr. 1, S.113-127. 2012
3Cox David, Pawar Manohar International socialwork: issues, strategies, and programs. Thousand Oaks (Calif.): SAGE Publications. 2013.
4Art, creativity and imagination in social work practice. London; New York (N.Y.): Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. 2009.
5Robinson Lena. Cross-cultural child development for social workers: an introduction. Houndmills: Palgrave. 2007.
6Favorite Therapeutic Activities for children, adolescents, and Families: Practioners Share Their Most Effective Intererventions.
7DeLucia-Waack, J. L. Leading Psychoeducational Groups for Children and Adolescents. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE Publications, Inc. 2006.
8101 ways to teach children social skills. A ready-to-use reproducible activity book., by Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D. 2004.
Additional Reading
1Chung, Rita Chi-Ying Social justice counselling: the next steps beyond multiculturalism /Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Frederic P. Bemak.Thousand Oaks (Calif.): SAGE Publications. 2012.
2E., Meed J., Rossetti A. (2000) Learn for your life.- Prentice Hall.
3Rutter Lynne, Brown Keith. Critical thinking and professional judgement for socialwork. London: Sage Publications. 2012.
4Thomas, Michael Interactive white boards for education: theory, research and practice /Michael Thomas, Euline Cutrim Schmid.Hershey (Pa.) ; New York (N.Y.) : Information Science Reference, 2010.
5Trevithick Pamela. Social work skills: a practice handbook. Maidenhead: Open University Press. 2005.
6Affective learning together: social and emotional dimensions of collaborative learning /edited by Michael Baker, Jerry Andriessen and Sanna Järvelä. London; New York (N.Y.) : Routledge : Taylor & Francis Group. 2013.
7National systems of innovation: toward a theory of innovation and interactive learning /edited by Bengt-Åke Lundvall.London ; New York (N.Y.) ; Delhi : Anthem press, 2010.
8The Best Social-Emotional Development Games for Kids
9Group games for school-age kids.
10Animarts. The art of the animateur. An investigation in the skills and insights required of artists to work effectively in schools and communities. London: Animarts/Guildhall School of Music and Drama/London International Festival of Theatre. 2003.
11Boal, A. Games for Actors and Non-Actors, London: Routledge. 1992.
12Helena Zbudilová. Socio-Cultural Animation in Spain and Latin America – a historical overview. 2017.
13Forms and patterns of the creation process and the creative individuality.
14Boal, A. Theatre of the Oppressed, London: Pluto. 1988. 216 p.
15Hromek R., Raffrey S. Promoting Social and Emotional Learning With Games: "It's Fun and We Learn Things"
16Therapeutic use of Childhood Games. Ed. by Schaefer C., Reid S. E., John Wiley&Sons, Inc. NY. 2001.
17Winter K., Cree V.E., Hallet S., Hadfield M. Communication between Social Workers, Children and Young People. British Journal of Social Work. 2016.
Other Information Sources
1Children’s Books About Anger Management for Toddlers to Teens
2Therapeutic Games. Examples.
3Tools social workers can use to talk to children