Al-Baldawi, R. 2014. Migration och anpassning - Den okända resan 2014. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Alitolppa-Niitamo, A., Fågel, S. & Säävälä, M. (toim.) 2013. Olemme muuttaneet ja kotoudumme.
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities. 2016. Reception of Refugees in Finnish Local Authorities. (online publication).
Ratts, M. J. & Pedersen, P. B. 2014. Counseling for multiculturalism and social justice: integration, theory, and application. American Counseling Association 2014. Fourth edition. (E-book)
Sue, Derald Wing. 2015. Multicultural Social Work Practice: A Competency-Based Approach to Diversity and Social Justice. Wiley. Second edition. (E-book)
Links to several NGOs and public institution can be found in Moodle
The course is an online course. On the Moodle platform "UOSÅ15SO Socialt arbete II e-socionom" you will find more information about the course (course key will be given by responsible lecturer).
Assignment, 3 ects
The assignment includes three parts; part 1 focuses on legislation and the legal process of integration. Part 2 focuses on the media, what's going on in society regarding immigration and multicultural social work. Part 3 focuses on the experience of being an immigrant or a professional working in an intercultural environment.
Part 1 (1 ects): The student reads about legal rights and services for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Finland and develops his/her knowledge by working with a given ppt-file (for more information, see Moodle).
Part 2 (1 ects): The student reads a minimum of 4 newspaper articles (can also be online articles) and watches/listens to at least one debate or discussion on TV/radio about immigration or multicultural social work in Finland (or in Europe for exchange students). Afterwards the student records an audio file (approx. one minute/article) OR writes down his/her conclusions on what has been said on approx. 4 pages (all sources must also be mentioned in the assignment).
Part 3 (1 ects): The student learns about cultural competence from academic sources (see Moodle) and interviews a person who has an immigrant background or a professional working in an intercultural environment about cultural competence and sensitivity (for more information, see Moodle). Length: approx. 4 pages.
01.09.2020 - 31.08.2021
02.07.2020 - 31.08.2021
Institutionen för hälsa och välfärd
Utbildning till socionom
Åbo, Henriksgatan 7
Valfritt inlämningsdatum under kursens gång.
3 uppgifter á 1 sp per uppgift (3 sp) =
3 x 27h = 81h
Criteria of Assessment:
Part 1: Knowledge of social services, legal rights and obligations connected to the integration process.
Part 2: Choice of articles, ability to summarize and reflect on the content of the articles and TV/radio program. Good ethical and professional approach and attitude.
Part 3: Ability to reflect on the concept of cultural competence by combining the literature with the results of the interview. Good ethical and professional approach and attitude.
Individual feedback will be given in Moodle within 3 weeks after the student has handed in all three assignments.