Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2019-2020. Endringer kan komme.

This course seeks to improve the student's understanding of the interaction between theory and practices regarding migration, integration, participation and ethnic relations in social work.


Learning outcomes
  • Have in depth knowledge of concepts and theories vital for the field of knowledge
  • Have insights in themes of relevancy for the course
  • Have knowledge about how to combine principles, theories and practices related to themes in this course

  • Ability to gather, analyze and apply relevant theories
  • Through the international classroom, develop intercultural communication skills

  • Be able to recognize the relevance of key concepts in different contexts
  • Be able to critically evaluate the knowledge obtained.
  • Be able to reflect upon cultural and institutional factors that hinders and/or facilitates the learning processes




Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemidler
Mappevurdering1/1 A - F
During the course students will be working on a written e-portfolio made up of three separate assignments. Each assignment is divided into two parts.
Students will be assessed by submission of one of the two-part assignments from the e-Portfolio. Each part of the submitted assignment counts for 50% of the grade.
Total word count: 4 000 words (+/- 10 %) including table of contents, notes, references and bibliography. Reference style: APA 6th.

Vilkår for å gå opp til eksamen/vurdering

Obligatorisk oppmøte
Throughout the course, there will be sessions where students will complete assignments related to the final individual exam. Students will receive feedback on their work from other students and from the course leaders. Presence is mandatory (MP) in parts of the course programme (i.e. field visits, seminars and other marked with MP in the lecture plan). Mandatory requirements: 75% presence. If students do not fulfil the MP requirement, students will have to pass an assignment given by the course coordinators in order to take the course exam.


Brita Gjerstad


Lectures, seminars, group work and individual work - adapted to different modes of study. All students are expected to read the syllabus and participate in group discussions and thereby develop analytical reflections in a productive environment with fellow students.
During the course, students will complete assignments related to the subjects. As part of the learning process students will receive feedback on their assignments during the course.
During the course students will be working on a written e-portfolio made up of three separate assignments. Each assignment is divided into two parts.

Åpent for

Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare,


The courses will be assessed every semester by the Consortium


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Brochmann G. and A.S. Grødem (2013) Migration and Welfare Sustainability: The Case of Norway. In: Jurado E. and G. Brochmann (eds.) Europe`s immigration challenge. Reconciling work, welfare and mobility. Policy Network. I.B. Tauris London New York
Davidson, J. O. (2008) Trafficking, modern slavery and the human security agenda. Human security journal. Volume 6, spring 2008, pp. 8-15
Friberg, J. H. (2012), The stages of migration. From going abroad to settling down: Post-accession Polish migrant workers in Norway. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38(10), 1589-1605(17)
Faist T., Fauser M., Reisenauer E. (2013) Transnational migration. Cambridge: Polity (209 p)
Gajewska, M., B. Gjerstad, S. Nødland, G. Vedøy, M. adkowska (2016) Rethinking gender, rethinking migration: Strange Heaven - The Social Implications of Nikola's Case, Miscellanea Anthropologica et Sociologica 17(3)
Hagelund, A. (2005) Why is it bad to be kind: Educating Refugees to Life in the Welfare State: A Case Study from Norway, Social Policy & Administration Vol. 39, No. 6
Harrison,G. & Turner,R. (2011) Being a "Culturally Competent" Social Worker: Making Sense of a Murky Concept in Practice: The British Journal of Social Work, Volume 41, Issue 2, 1 March 2011, Pages 333-350
Hart, R. (2008). Stepping back from "the ladder": Reflections on a model of participatory work with children. In A. Reid, B.Jensen, J.Nikel & V.Simovskl (eds.). Participation and learning: Perspectives on education and the environment, health and sustainability: Netherland: Springer, s. 19-31
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Ife J. (2012) Human rights and social work: towards rights-based practice. 3rd ed. : Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press (356 p.)
James, A and Prout, A (2003). A new Paradigm for the sociology of childhood? Provenance, Promise, and Problems. In James, A and Prout, A "Construction and Reconstructing Childhood" pp 7-33. Routhledge Farmer, London. James, A and Prout, A (2003). Introduction. In James, A. and Prout, A. "Construction and Reconstructing Childhood" pp 1-6. Routhledge Farmer London.
Kimberly B., Nalini N., Dawnovise F.N. (2010) Exploring the relationship between self-awareness and students commitment and understanding of culturally responsive social work practice. Journal of ethnic & cultural diversity in social work. No. 19, pp. 34-53
Nickerson A., Richard B.A., Derrick S., Zachary S. (2011) Critical Review of Psychological Treatments of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in refugees. Clinical pshycological review: 399-417
Nygård R. H., M. Saus, S. S. Nicolay (2018): Conceptualization of Culture and Ethnicity within Social Work in Two Indigenous Communities: Implications for Culturally Adequate Social Work. Journal of Comparative Social Work. Vol 13 No 2
Saleebey D., (2006). Introduction: Chapter One:"Power in the People" (p2 -23), Chapter Five:- The Strengths approache to Practice (p77-91), Chapter Fifteen:"The Strengths perspective:Possibilities and Problems" (p277-302). In Saleebey D. (ed.) The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice, Fourth Edition, Boston, Pearson Education
Smith Rhona K. M. (2014) Textbook on international human rights. 6th edition. : Oxford: Oxford University Press: xxviii, 417 p.
Philips, D.P. (2010) Minority Ethnic Segregation, Integration and Citizenship: A European Perspective. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies: 36 : 2 : 2010 : 209-225 : 2010
United Nations` Convention on the Rights of the Child. New York 20/11 1989. 14 pages.

Dette er studietilbudet for studieår 2019-2020. Endringer kan komme.

Sist oppdatert: 17.10.2019