Community Care 1

In this minor students work together on social issues. To explore these issues in an innovative and creative way, the method of Design Thinking is applied. This involves having an open attitude, anticipating, and analysis of the people involved in the social issue.



  • Semester: fall
  • Amount of ECTS: 15
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Key contents: neighbourhood-oriented approach, social issues, Design Thinking, organisational development, change processes, neighbourhood analysis, empowerment, legislation: WMO; Participatiewet etc., ethics, sociology, influence of culture on society, Community Art, storytelling, personal leadership, creativity. 

The targeted final goal of the minor is for the student to achieve all learning objectives/competences as described:

  1. Students have demonstrable knowledge of legislation relating to the health and welfare sector (especially legislation in regard to transition in the social area), and are able to apply consequences of said legislation in their professional area. (knowledge)
  2. Students have demonstrable knowledge of relevant methodology relating to community care, and are able to choose from the range of methods and connect these to specific social issues (internal or external). (insight)
  3. The students are able to identify specific social issues and relate them to the various backgrounds of a request for care and support (mental and/or physical impairment, psychiatric issues, age, material and psycho-social problems). Additionally, they are able to class the issues on the basis of sociological and theoretical insights on community care. (insight)
  4. Students are familiar with the principles of Design Thinking and demonstrate the ability to perform relevant practically-oriented research in relation to community care-oriented issues. (application)
  5. Based on their knowledge of the concept of Design Thinking, students are able to set up a community art project which includes the selection/deployment of various musical resources for change management, as well as describe a relevant issue. (create)
  6. Students are familiar with the principles of empowerment and personal control, and are able to apply these, continuously and situationally, in relation to research into the social issue, the resulting practical project, and the individual learning process in this minor.
  7. Students are aware of the transition of the community care-based approach of their professional field, and are able to contribute to the application of this approach. (application).

Minor offered by

School of Social Work and Arts Therapies

Module co-ordinator(s)

Ina Holtrop

Number of credits




Status of the module

Third year minor

Entry requirements

Participating students are expected to have:
Completed at least one year of a Bachelor programme for example SCE, AT, Teacher Training for Primary Education (PABO) Leisure Management, MEM, Teacher Training for Primary Education (PABO), Small Business, HRM, Retail and Tourism Management, and have acquired 60 EC.
Affinity with social developments and broad social issues, out of the box thinking, creativity.
Re. point 2: prerequisite is writing an (internal) blog that describes the student's vision on social developments. This is to be submitted a week before the start of the minor, at the latest. More practical information will follow upon enrolment



Written test Blog (admission and progress of minor) Design Thinking / Research on Community Art.




Costs: field trip, if any.