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Degree Programme in Social Services 16S, Lahti, Option in social pedagogy for work with children and young people 17K


Select visible years, semesters and periods (when only one year is selected) by clicking buttons below. (S = Spring, A = Autumn)
Year of study 1 2 3 4
Search: ECTS 1 2 3 4 1S 2A 2S 3A 3S 4A 4S 1 2 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 5 6
(Select 180 ECTS)
Basics of professional interaction
Professional competence 1
Expert communication 3
Information literacy 1
Participatory art as a means of self-exploration and group integration 5
Principles of social pedagogy and work with customers in the social sector 5
Social-pedagogical education and counselling skills
Human growth and development 5
Growth environments 5
Education and guidance skills 5
Trends in welfare policies
(Select 15 ECTS)
Societal change and the tasks and challenges of social services 5  
The individual in society 5  
Human Rights 2                                                                
Child´s Rights 2  
English Language and Communication 3  
Promoting social inclusion in practice
Supporting social rehabilitation 5  
Group and community-level guidance 5  
Pharmacotherapy 2  
Swedish: written communication 1.5  
Swedish: oral communication 1.5  
Specialized learning path
(Select 100 ECTS)
Social pedagogy for early childhood and youth education
(Select 25 ECTS)
Early childhood education 10  
Early childhood special education 5  
Youth education 10  
Social pedagogy for working with adults
(Select 25 ECTS)
Promoting work inclusion 5                                                                
Multicultural work 5                                                                
Discussions on ageing 5                                                                
Empowering methods in supporting participation 5                                                                
New directions in social counselling 5                                                                
Professional field placement I
Pedagogical/ counselling placement I 15    
Transformative social pedagogy skills
Child protection 4    
Substance abuse treatment and prevention 4    
Mental health work 4    
Family work 4    
Transformative social work 4    
Field Placement II
Field Placement II 15    
Development of Welfare services
Take Hold - entrepreneurial competence 5    
Leadership, supervision and the workplace organisation 5    
Research and development competence 5    
Field Placement III
Field Placement III 15      
Thesis expertise 1 5    
Thesis expertise 2 5      
Thesis expertise 3 5      
(Select 30 ECTS)
(Select 15 ECTS)
Elective studies
(Select 15 ECTS)
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 29.35562.533.229.327283131.527.

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Degree Programme in Social Services 16S, Lahti

As full time studies Autumn 2016 starts the Social Pedagogy for Working with Adults path, which provides a broad set of skills for rehabilitative work with adults. Path does not provide eligibility to Regulation (608/2005) complying with the kindergarten teacher.

As full time studies Spring 2017 starts the Social Pedagogy for Early Childhood and Youth Education path, which qualifies students to work widely in the field of child protection and family work and school social worker to work. Path provides eligibility to work as kindergarten teacher (certain course requirements apply).

Option in social pedagogy for work with children and young people 17K

Sosiaalipedagogisen varhais- ja nuorisokasvatuksen polku tuottaa valmiuksia laaja-alaisesti esimerkiksi lastensuojelu- ja perhetyöhön sekä koulukuraattorin työhön. Polku antaa kelpoisuuden lastentarhanopettajan tehtäviin, mikäli opiskelija sisällyttää opintoihinsa kelpoisuuteen vaadittavat opinnot. (not translated)