Professional studies

Teaching language


Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to strengthen students´ professional identity, linking different parts of the studies to a whole, enabling students in finding coherence between them, identifying dimensions of competence in relation to the professional profile.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to problematoze and analyze the contexts in which a professional within social services is working;
- being able to relate the objectives for working with different target groups to a repertoire of methods and real world problems
- identifying resources and needs in dialogue with clients
- scrutinize one´s own competences

Course contents

1. Relations between theory and practice
- professional knowledge; tacit knowledge; the concept competence
2. Societal contexts for working ethically within social pedagogy - social services
3. The social pedagogical competence of reflective action & working methods

Key concepts
User perspective
Forms of knowledge
Societal values, dynamics and changes

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Accomplished previous studies in social services

Additional information

Its learning for more details

Study activities

  • Lectures - 10 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 10 hours
  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 45 hours
  • Seminars - 10 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio
  • Seminar

Assessment requirements

Written essay; individual assessment 1-5; deadline 30.9

Report from tutorials &
Seminar participation 10.10
- group assessment 1- 5


  • Cederberg Arla
  • Kiukas Carina
  • Rosengren Åsa
  • Silius-Ahonen Ellinor


Silius-Ahonen Ellinor

Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2014-09-30 - Reports and productions
  • 2014-10-10 - Other assignments

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