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<a href="/en/curricula/301000/2019-2020/369">Social services 2012 - People at risk for social exclusion</a>


Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

10 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is that student

  • deepens his/her knowledge of social problems, social exclusion and risk society
  • discribe and discuss issues of diversity, inclusion and citizenship in the field of organizational and professional development.
  • can describe different kinds of social pedagogical methods and actual laws according to services in social rehabilitation and mental health
    *reflect on his / hers competence in communication and interaction in purpose to support users ability to function in every day life.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to
*discribe and critically reflect on what diversity, inclusion and citizenship stands for in the society of today

  • identify and explain different kinds of social problems
  • identify and describe both the needs of the client(user) in different kind of situations of life and different kinds of social pedagogical methods
  • Describe the current law and there by the right to support and care
  • Reflect on the provided service from the critical point of view
  • Reflect on and discuss social inclusion and different kinds of social pedagogical methods.

Course contents

Social risk, Multiproblems, Marginalizing,Social exclusion, Social services, Social work, Social inclusion, diversity, citizenship,Interaction

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Learning and Introduction
The Connections between the Human Being and the Environment
Life span psychology
The Welfare of the Human Being and Finnish Society

Previous course names

S0-2-024 Social problems and social pedagogical work 2
S0-2-031 Social pedagogical work with adults

Additional information

Tutorials and seminarium are compulsory, schedul according to ARBS.

Recommended or required reading

Obligatorisk litteratur

Johansson, S. (Red.) 2010. Omsorg och mångfald. Malmö: Gleerups. Valda delar.

Johansson, K. & Wirbing, P. 2008. Riskbruk och missbruk. Alkohol-läkemedel-narkotika. Uppmärksamma, motivera och behandla inom primärvård, socialtjänst och psykiatri. Stockholm: Natur och kultur

Juhila, K. (2008) Sosiaalityö aikuisten parissa, Vastapaino

Jönhill, J. I. (2012) Inklusion och exklusion. En distinktion som gör skillnad i det mångkulturella samhället. Liber

Karlsson, L. 2007. Psykologins grunder. Del 4 Psykiska påfrestningar och sjukdomar. Studentlitteratur.
Kurki, L. & Nivala, E. (toim.) (2006). Hyvä ihminen ja kunnon kansalainen. Johdatus kansalaisuuden sosiaalipedagogiikkaan. Tampere: Tamperen University Press.
Kurki, L., Kurki-Suutarinen, M., Taruvuori, K. 2010. Muurien sisällä: Sosiokulttuurinen innostaminen vankilassa. Tampere: Tampere University Press.
Madsen, B. (2006). Socialpedagogik : integration och inklusion i det moderna samhället. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Meeuwisse, A. & Swärd, H. (red.). 2002. Perspektiv på sociala problem. Stockholm. Natur och Kultur.
Nivala, E. (2005). Citizenship and Social Pedagogy: Sosiaalipedagoginen aikakausikirja. 2005/6 s. 115-123.
Roth, A-K. (2008). Mångfaldsboken - Från teori till praktik. Norstedts Juridik. Valda delar.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 45 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 30 hours
  • Small-group work - 26 hours
  • Individual studies - 150 hours
  • Seminars - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 261 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 261 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Exams (written-, oral-, home-)
  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

Tutorials and Seminarium According to ARBS.
The tutorials,one individually written rapport and the seminarium should be accomplished before getting the final grade.


  • Brantberg Bettina
  • Cederberg Arla
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Nordlund-Spiby Rut
  • Piippo Jukka
  • Sigfrids Ingmar
  • Silius-Ahonen Ellinor


Kiukas Carina

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

Meddelas senare

Assessment methods

  • 2014-12-01 - Exams
  • 2014-12-18 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2015-01-09 - Reports and productions

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