This course is taught in Norwegian and an English translation of the course description is not available.
demonstrates broad knowledge of problem solving at the individual level through observation, assessment, exploration of values, desires and living conditions
demonstrates broad knowledge of communication, interaction and collaboration, and how language and behavior affect this
demonstrates knowledge of facilitating environmental therapeutic work
demonstrates knowledge of psychological and biological development and learning
demonstrates broad knowledge of causes and conditions that affect cognition and behavior in general, and cognitive impairments and developmental disabilities in particular
demonstrates broad knowledge of the life situation of people with developmental disabilities
demonstrates knowledge of research methods and principles and concepts for assessing scientific quality
is able to reflect on his/her own professional practice and adjust this under supervision
is able to apply professional knowledge to analyze and assess tasks and issues that actualize environmental therapeutic work
is able to apply professional knowledge to critically discuss his/her own work process and different models in social care work
is able to apply relevant methods in mapping and assessment work to identify users' goals and needs as a basis for measures
is able to use professional knowledge as a basis for illuminating practical and theoretical issues and making informed choices
is able to use relevant forms of expression to document and disseminate professional knowledge
is able to use forms of communication that are central in meeting vulnerable groups
demonstrates insight into relevant professional and ethical issues in the social educator's professional practice
demonstrates insight into professional challenges and dilemmas derived from environmental therapeutic work
demonstrates insight into the theories, processes and methods required to offer knowledge-based environmental therapeutic work
is able to convey key subject material on environmental therapeutic work in writing and orally
demonstrates insight into methods for systematic acquisition of user experience and knowledge
is able to plan measures and service design based on users' goals and needs
Key topics in the course are:
main psychological areas
human development and behavior
environmental therapeutic work
communication and relationship skills
Teaching and learning methods include lectures, group work with supervision, presentations, skills training, simulation, work requirements, seminars and self-study. Compulsory teaching. See detailed descriptions in the subject booklet in Canvas.
Expected scope of work in the course is 540 hours.
Compulsory attendance requirements must be met, as well as completed and passed compulsory work requirements and presentations. See details in the course brochure on Canvas.
Assessment methods and criteria
Four-hour individual written school exam. Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.