A Capstone project is a way to sum up skills and competencies the student has gained during the AFS. This kind of paper may be presented in various forms: case studies, research papers, surveys, outcome-based evaluation, focus groups, and more. You will need to pick a capstone project idea related to the AFS and write a paper. Typically, a Capstone project will be connected with your future specialization (so it also relates to your personal growth plan) and requires strong skills in teamwork, public speaking, and critical and analytical thinking.
In this first module of the Online Advanced Family Studies you will be introduced to the course and start your first assignments. By the end of this module (May 2021) you will have:
- An understanding of how the Online Advanced Family Studies works, how you’ll submit your work, how you’ll engage with the teaching, assignments and group work.
- Completed a current literature review: A critical look at current literature. Understand current writings, identify gaps in the knowledge of the subject in literature.
- Created a personal growth plan, helping you get most out of this online study through auto-evaluation on your personal journey in ministering more effectively to families.
This module consists of self study through watching video content, completing the corresponding assignments and studying literature. Additionally this module will have group video calls to get to know one another, to introduce the course and its practical workings and answer questions you might have about this.
Are you ministering to families on a daily basis? Have you done an FMS or FFS and want to deepen your knowledge & skills to work effectively with Families, yet you can’t leave your ministry for 3-5 months to do a UofN school?
With the Online Advanced Family Studies (AFS) you’ll dive deeper into topics like:
- Genograms & Family Systems
- Coaching/Mentoring skills
- Sexuality & Gender
- Contemporary Family & Marriage issues
…but you’ll do this mostly from your home! All you need is a computer and a good internet connection!
ONLINE & INTENSIVES
This school will be run mostly online, ending with an onsite intensive. The opening days will be in July. The intensive is planned for June in the following year. The 12 modules will take place over the course of 12 months and require self-study, online teaching and Zoom (small) group meetings. The online modules require about 25 hours (1 day a week) each and will become available each month, starting September.
The Course material & lectures are offered in English. There will be language groups, so you can do the processing and written work also in Korean, French and Portuguese.
EXTENSION STUDY CREDITS & DEGREE
This school will be registered as 12 seminars with the Extension Studies Center. All modules combined could count towards the third level AFS school (FAM 351), building upon the existing Foundation for Family Studies. We expect you will do outreach and a practicum, details to be confirmed with the school leader. If you are interested in pursuing a degree in Family Studies, please indicate this when registering for this school, so we can discuss the requirements.
The tuition fee for the online part of the AFS is 490* euro. This excludes costs for books and other resources.
The intensive (planned for June) will cost around 650* euro, including accommodation and meals (depending the location).
* Prices are subject to change, depending location, dates & duration.
Via this form you can indicate your interest, request a registration form and ask further questions.