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Global and Local Social Work INT15972/11004/2223/1/40
Study guide

Global and Local Social Work INT

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Bachelor in Social Work
  • Programmes Incoming Students
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 5 credits

Course sequence (VT)

There are no prerequisites for this course.
Total study time: 120,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2022 ()
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Teaching staff: Bambust Johny
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 5

Final competences (list)

SOW/0500The PBA SOW works autonomously. She/he acts intentionally, in full awareness, and follows processes in complex and diverse contexts. She/he searches for opportunities in the variety of social work organisations and related initiatives, and integrates several areas of life. She/he demonstrates a sense of initiative, creativity and innovation. The bachelor has good communication skills, is digitally literate and communicates adequately on micro, meso and macro level. She/he acquires insights based on a critical and responsible treatment of diverse sources. She/he demonstrates international and intercultural involvement and togetherness and is able to deal with (super) diversity. From her/his inquisitive attitude, the bachelor recognises, identifies and analyses complex professional challenges, both individually as in a team. She/he uses social scientific research methods to perform practice-oriented research in a team, with respect to (non) familiar, complex challenges in the professional world. The Professional Bachelor in Social Work/Personnel Work acts consciously towards a goal in a process-based way, in complex and diverse aspects of the work context.learning outcomeBS
SOW/0502The student demonstrates exemplary knowledge of major global phenomena and trends with an impact on the current local society, in a comparative way.learning goal broadening/deepeningBS
SOW/0600The PBA SOW makes her/his professional identity explicit. This professional identity consists of a view on the professional practice situated in the social context. This implies the integration of the frameworks of values that come with the profession of social worker as described in the global definition of social work, the Global Social Work Statement of Ethical Principles and the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development. The student develops her/his professional identity by reflecting on referential frameworks, her/his conduct, the social work practice and society, and by engaging in a dialogue with fellow students, lecturers, stakeholders and social workers. Throughout this process she/he adopts an inquisitive, (self-)critical attitude. The graduating Bachelor of Social Work acts in accordance with her/his professional identity, she/he makes professional decisions and justifies those a.o. from her/his Professional identity. The bachelor guards her/his professional integrity and recognises professional boundaries. The Professional Bachelor in Social Work/Personnel Work derives his or her professional identity from the work context. In this respect, he or she refers to the HRM competence profile, based on major international research (Ulrich, 2017).learning outcomeBS
SOW/0601The student converts his knowledge into a personalized project in which the impact of a global social challenge is translated into its significance at the local level for social work and the profession of the social worker in the home countrylearning goal autonomous/complexBS


­Social work starts from international principles such as social justice and human rights. It aims at:

social change and development
social cohesion
the liberation of people

Social work is influenced by the (political) context in which it takes place. Therefore, in the course 'Global and local social work', we engage in a dialogue with students from other European institutions. We try to find out how in other European contexts these principles influence the evolution and design of social work.
Social Work in an International Context deals with the following themes:
- global awareness and global engagement
- international social work

Educational organisation (list)

Face-to-face instruction
Lectures43,00 hours
  • Start time: 14/09/2020
  • Location: SAP
Self-study - tasks
Assignments in study hours30,00 hours
Study hours45,00 hours
Tests and exams
Assessment time2,00 hours

Educational organisation (text)

The teaching and evaluation organisation will be as stated on these ECTS sheets, unless measures have to be taken as a result of a pandemic and therefore other teaching and evaluation formats will be used.

Assessment (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
First term out of exam periodObservation continuous (Permanent evaluation)80,00
First term out of exam periodPaper20,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
Third term within exam periodPaper100,00

Assessment (text)

The teaching and evaluation organisation will be as stated on these ECTS sheets, unless measures have to be taken as a result of a pandemic and therefore other teaching and evaluation formats will be used.

For incoming students, a 2nd Exam opportunity will be organised immediately after the Examination Board in January 2022.