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Course Description

NameMulticultural Work
Credits5 ects
ObjectivesThe student is able to
- Describe the importance of culture in human and community activities and understand his or her own culture-dependent way of thinking
- Identify culture-related social phenomena and understand their importance for human ability to function
- Describe the legislation and service systems guiding multicultural work
- Use professional methods in multicultural work
- Work in a multicultural environment
- Guide and counsel the client and support social integration
Content- Multiculturalisation in Finland and immigration-related concepts
- Professional interaction, cultural differences and their impact on human interaction
- International agreements and legislation, immigration policy
- Social integration, adaptation and prevention of social exclusion nationally and internationally
- Ethical principles of multicultural work
- Multicultural case management and strengthening the clients’ life management
RequirementsContact lessons, group work, working-life oriented work with immigrants, self- and peer-assessment.
Grading Scale0 - 5
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ContactTams Hannele, Kukkonen Kristiina


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