This course highlights the basic thinking and academic conditions related to the study of professional and diaconal practices. It emphasizes and relates values and practice to public/faith-based/third-sector health and social services. Values, ethical references and spirituality are emphasized. Further, the course frames such professional practices and values through the development of differing welfare models and increasing pluralism. Overall, the course addresses how professional practice is intertwined with individual and institutional values and how this varies in differing vocational contexts. Thus, central theories of practice, professionalism and an inter-disciplinary approach are emphasized.
The work will consist of a combination of lectures and student activities through discussions, presentations of and responding to PhD projects
This course uses Canvas as the platform for information and lectures.
Time and place
Address: Diakonveien 14
It is recommended that participants are familiar with relevant literature and eventually digital presentations before the course starts
Participants are required to submit a written text ahead of the course, approximately 800 words. The text must describe the PhD project of the candidate, reflecting the relation to the course theme. Participants are also required to respond to the text of fellow students and to take part in group discussions.
Deadline for submitting a 800 word abstract is 01.03.2023 (see work requirements).
After the course, the student must submit a written essay of 3.000 words +/- 10 % (ca. 10 pages). The essay should reflect and discuss the candidate’s ongoing PhD project in relation to Diaconia, Values and Professional Practice. Both a satisfactory course attendance (minimum 75 %) and an approved essay are necessary to obtain the 10 ECTS.
Deadline for submission of written paper: TBA, in Inspera Assessment.
You will find more information about Inspera Assessment in the course pages at Canvas.
Reading list: PHD-DVP 901 Diaconia, Values and Professional Practice