Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences


Fachbereich Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften
Faculty of Social Sciences and Cultural Studies

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aktuelles Semester: WS21/22
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Sociology and Ethics

Scheine / Modul:BA Soz Prüfungen A 3.1/2, Modul: Gesellschaftliche Strukturen und Entwicklungen (Prüfungsordnungen bis 2010)
BA Soz Prüfungen A 3.1, Modul: Gesellschaftliche Strukturen und Entwicklungen (Prüfungsordnung 2011/2015/2021)
BA Kind Prüfung WA.1: Wahlmodul (Prüfungsordnung 2014/2015/2021)
BA Soz Prüfungen WM.1/2: Wahlmodul (Prüfungsordnungen ab 2011)
DozentIn:Slappendel, Ernst
Zeit:29.03.-02.04.2016, jeweils 9.30-17.30 Uhr
Seminarumfang:4 SWS
Seminarbeginn:Siehe Zeitangabe
Ernst Slappendel is a lecturer of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.


Ethics and efficiency; public stigmas and participation

Of all the developments that took place in Western Europe in the past decennia, some had a specific relevance for social workers practice: participationism (on a societal level) and managerialism (on an organizational level).

In this seminar we’ll be looking at these developments and their consequences for the motives, roles and virtues of social workers.

To handle these broad topics we’ll focus on:
a) the contribution of social workers to the participation of clients in times of increasing social exclusion, in particular their contribution in fighting public stigmas.
b) the role of every (working) day ethics in an environment that emphasizes efficiency and accountability.

Our broader context will be the international definition of social work, which stresses the promotion of ‘social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people’ (IFSW 2014). The expectation is clearly - as it has always been or now more than ever? - to fight for the rights of the client. How to do this in times when more efficiency and participation is expected from organizations, workers and service users alike?

In the seminar we’ll undertake a joint quest for answers – preferably from an international perspective. The seminar offers room for students to highlight certain aspects of the topics under study, according to their own interests and preferences. Working methods will be (among others): reading sessions, research tasks in small groups, presentations and consultation. I would like field trips to be a part of the program. The organization of these will be done together with the group before or at the beginning of the course. Should you have ideas for these already, please share these via e-mail. My address is: e.j.slappendel@hhs.nl

Upon successful completion of the seminar, students should be able to:
1) Describe and validate measures to increase participation in general and to fight public stigma’s in particular;
2) Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the contribution of social workers to these measures, in particular to fighting public stigma’s;
3) Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of the (possible) tension in human service organizations between professional and managerial values and principles;
4) Describe relevant answers for social workers to the afore mentioned tension.
5) Demonstrate and apply knowledge of theory on stima’s, managerialism resp. workplace ethics.

Prüfungsleistungen bzw. Testat:

Write a report in which you answer all the following questions:
- How to tackle public stigma’s of disadvantaged groups?
- What’s the role of social workers in tackling these stigma’s?
- Where do professional and managerial values and principles collide in human service organizations?
- How are social workers to deal with these collisions?

Your answers consist of self produced photographs, which are accompanied by text. The texts support, underpin and justify the images.
The amount of photographs is free, yet at least one per question.
The size of the accompanying text is set on 3.000 to 4.000 words (between 750 to 1000 words devoted to each of the four questions).
In the texts you make use of relevant literature (research and theories), the application of which shows oversight and understanding of the literature.
The report contains proper references to the literature used (in the style decided on at the beginning of the seminar).
Your answers show insight in the practice of social work, for example by brief descriptions of a relevant real life case.


Students are asked to prepare themselves by reading some literature. I’ve created a Moodle course in which you’ll find the articles. The keyword to enroll yourself is dog4panther
In case you have any trouble finding the articles please contact me via ernst.slappendel@hs-duesseldorf.de

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