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Organizational Development and Management

Module name (EN): Organizational Development and Management
Degree programme: Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: PdK-503
SAP-Submodule-No.: P322-0159
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 1V+1S (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 5
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Written exam: graded

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
PdK-503 (P322-0159) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 5, mandatory course
PdK-503 (P322-0159) Childhood Education, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2019, semester 5, mandatory course
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 127.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Rock
Prof. Dr. Kerstin Rock

[updated 12.09.2018]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be familiar with central terms from the social management discussion and be able to discuss the backgrounds.
They have an overview of the most important areas of management action in social work and childhood education organizations and be able to examine and address current practices and trends.
Students will be familiar with the basic elements of organizations and be able to describe an organization based on this.
They will have an overview of conceptual patterns of organizational development and will be familiar with some methodological options for action.
They will have insight into central points of criticism and be familiar with the concept of the "learning organization".
They will be able to critically evaluate approaches, methods and instruments for the promotion of organizational learning and in this context, have examined the conceptual ideas of knowledge management.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
_ Central terms in the social management discussion and their background
_ Competencies and responsibilities in management
_ Content-related control requirements for management in social work and childhood education
_ Management behavior, management styles and management requirements
_ Definition and characteristics / basic elements of organizations, description of the organization of day care centers
_ Change in organizations
_ Definition. Conceptual patterns of organizational development
_ Process and methods of organizational development
_ Concept of the "learning organization" and starting points / methods for designing a learning organization
_ Knowledge management

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
-Literature studies (individual work)
-Group work
-Presentations by the students

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
Badelt, C.; Meyer, M.; Simsa, R. (Hrsg.) (2007). Handbuch der Nonprofit Organisation. Strukturen und Management. 4. Auflage. Stuttgart
Grunwald, K. (2001). Neugestaltung der freien Wohlfahrtspflege. Management organisationalen Wandels und die Ziele der Sozialen Arbeit. Weinheim, München
Merchel, Joachim (2005). Organisationsgestaltung in der Sozialen Arbeit. Weinheim, München

[updated 01.10.2020]
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