ZiTA Courses

Extracurricular Studies

Basic skills will be imparted from the beginning. Students are expected to become at first generalists possessing with just an overall knowledge of „migration“ generally before becoming specialists in a defined field.

Departments

ZiTA offers two departments, to which belong three courses:

A – Department of Inclusion and Professionalization

course: Community Health Management

course: Community Education

B – Department of Integration Management

course: Community Diversity Management

A – Department of Inclusion and Professionalization

In this department at ZiTA, two courses are offered both serving the training of socio-pedagogically qualified managers and responding to pressing human resources requirements in society.

Community Health Management

There are 15.000 qualified nurses lacking in Germany. In addition there is a lack of managers and trainers who teach the care and support of the elderly in a multifaceted way. ZiTA will emphasize innovative features during the qualification of experts: that is, not only does nursing gain center-stage but also its pedagogical design. This new occupational profile receives credit by merging managerial dimensions with communicative, social, psychological and creative skills. Building up a community network engaged in conceiving innovative ideas on living space is to be an important subject of this profile. The entrepreneurial dimension can, for instance, be operationalized by implementing cross-generational services for employee‘s family members.

We will support students‘ „diversity competence” as an increasing number of all German inhabitants come from different cultural backgrounds.

Community Education

The situational approach has become the principal concept for daycare centres in Germany after the 1970s and is the pedagogical standard of quality at university level. It’s time to catch up to the pedagogical training in other countries. There are, moreover, many inquiries from newly industrialized countries used on how to apply the situational approach when accompanied by an expansion of preschool education and literacy.

At the heart of the course will be a realistic training of the situational approach for both the elementary and other field of education as well as culturally balanced adaptations. These multipliers of the situational approach will also be fostered by diversity and management components and will qualify to launch start-ups, organize self-employment and engage in collaborations with further initiatives. Graduates will have the opportunity to start attractive careers on national and international levels and implement social entrepreneurial initiatives.

B – Department of Integration Management

Community Diversity Management

This department focuses on structuring and managing the integration process in Germany. An additional area of focus is the preparation to return to countries of origin with the emphasis on development and reconstruction.

As far as Germany is concerned , the main objective is to qualify professionals with and without an experience of migration, to become capable of moderating the integration process in different social fields, such as large companies, foundations, non-profit associations. They will, furthermore be able to contribute to international institutions such as the “Technisches Hilfswerk” and the “Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit”. In the light of ongoing global migration processes and the recent increased immigration into Germany professionals are needed who are able to promote inclusion and diversity on a national and international level merging social and entrepreneurial spheres.

Regarding the countries of origin individuals shall be supported who can contribute competently both to the reconstruction of war-torn regions and to the development of civil society.

The course program in this section is divided into key issues. Students may choose between a number of projects which take theory-driven situation analyses and which result in improved interventions in practice.