Subject description for 2021/2022

Mentoring in a multicultural context

PRA1025

The course is a practical course that extends over two semesters. The student will, through regular meetings with a child, build relationships, contribute to increased participation and practice their cultural understanding.

Course description

The course is an introductory course in practice. The student will, through regular meetings with a child, build relationships, contribute to increased participation and practice their cultural understanding.

Prerequisites

The student must be admitted to the bachelor's program in child welfare or bachelor's in social work. The students of the bachelor in child welfare have the first priority for this subject, but if there are vacancies, students from the bachelor in social work can get a place.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge 

The student:

  • Have knowledge of key concepts and perspectives on mentoring
  • Have knowledge of children's participation related to development, maturity and culture.

Skills

The student:

  • Can establish, develop and maintain relationships with children and families. 
  • Can organize and lead activities with individual children and in groups. 
  • Use communication skills in social interaction, adapted to the child's age and maturity

General competence

The student: 

  • Can reflect on their own role, values and understanding in meeting children and families in a multicultural context 
  • Be able to reflect and communicate in writing and orally to understand the importance of social interaction and participation in a minority-majority perspective

Course type

Compulsory

Teaching activities and methods

Face-to-face, practice, written reflection notes and guidance. Practice preparatory teaching, vocational practice, written work with reflection notes, and supervision.

Permitted examination aids

Pencil, pen, ruler, simple calculator and bilingual dictionaries.

Course evaluation

The study program is evaluated annually by the students through subject studies. Evaluation is part of the university's quality system.

Professional practice

The subject is at practical subject.

Exam description

The course consists of a composite assessment of Practice and a final assignment (OP). Practice is assessed as passed / failed. For a passed internship, the student must have participated 80% in compulsory teaching, at least two reflection seminars with a pre-prepared reflection note and have completed at least 20 regular meetings with a participant in the internship. In the event of a failed practice, the entire practice must be repeated. The final assignment is delivered in the last half of the second semester.The credits are given in the second semester.

Assessment and examinations

Compound assessement, grading scale Passed - Failed
  • Professional practice, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Passed - Failed.
  • Paper 5-6 pages, comprises 100/100 of the grade, grading scale Passed - Failed.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
Start semester Autumn 2021
Spring 2022
Teaching language Norwegian ECTS Credits 5 Course location Bodø and Levanger. Faculty
Faculty of Social Sciences