Training, Work and Social Exclusion
2nd Cycle Studies - Mestrado
Students should have intermediate knowledge of written and spoken Portuguese, English and Spanish.
This curricular unit gives priority to lectures and active learning methods, although other methods and strategies will be used in classes.Taking in consideration the theoretical-practical matrix of this Curricular Unit students will debate practical cases, discuss interventions, analyse legal documents, and compare practices, all of those examples of active approaches. In adittion to content exposition interrogative and demonstrative methods will also be used.
Students must demonstrate to have acquired the necessary knowledge for the analysis of the relationship between the problematics of training, work, and social exclusion, in particular concerning the differential impacts of the two first ones for the emergence, maintenance/aggravation and exit of exclusion circumstances (e.g., social, economic, educational). Furthermore, it aims to promote the capacity for critical reflection on these constructs, taking into account its referents (theoretical, methodological and implementation), traditional and consubstantiated in a paradigm respectful of complexity and multidetermination of social phenomena, and the implications of their mobilization in multiple (non)formal contexts. It is intended, in addition, that students develop technical skills of research, and also planning, intervention and evaluation of models and programs in this domain.
THEME 1 - Scope
Purposes; Definition of key concepts; Fundaments
THEME 2 - Training, Work and Employment: Interdependent evolution of multiple relations
Training, Work, Socialization and professional identity; Work as a privileged space of social recognition; Public Policies in the fields of training, employment and social inclusion
THEME 3 - Social exclusion in developed democratic regimens
Traditional and contemporary conceptual approaches; Dominant trends in current times - exclusion as the referent of interdependent phenomena confluence; Differential contributions of the vectors training and work for the emergence, maintenance, aggravation and exit of pluridimensional severe deprivation scenarios; Social exclusion in the EU after 2008 financial crisis; Classic and contemporary models of intervention; Specificities of severe habitational deprivation in this domain.
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