Education, Society and Development

Objectives

. To Know  in a socio-historical perspective, the main school and educational changes;

. To understand the interdependence between education, society and development;

. To know the entities involved in the organization of educational systems;

. To understand the levels of policy making in education (supra-national, national, institutional / organizational, local).

. To be able to contribute to some current debates education and school, basing opinions and positions.

General characterization

Code

11385

Credits

9.0

Responsible teacher

João José de Carvalho Correia de Freitas

Hours

Weekly - 5

Total - 109

Teaching language

Português

Prerequisites

None

Bibliography

Ana Nunes de ALMEIDA e Maria Manuel VIEIRA, A Escola em Portugal: Novos Olhares, Outros Cenários, Imprensa de Ciências Sociais, Lisboa, 2006.

Michael APPLE, Stephen BALL, Luis GANDIN (eds.) (2010). The Routledge International Handbook of the Sociology of Education, London and New York: Routledge.

João BARROSO (org.), 2006, A Regulação das Políticas Públicas de Educação: espaços, dinâmicas e actores, Lisboa, edições Educa.

Rui CANÁRIO, 2006, O que é a Escola? Um olhar sociológico, Porto, Porto editora.

Ana BENAVENTE (coord.), Alexandre ROSA, António Firmino da COSTA, Patrícia ÁVILA, A Literacia em Portugal: resultados de uma pesquisa extensiva e monográfica, edição Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian/Conselho Nacional de Educação, Lisboa, 1996.

Edgar FAURE. (1974). Aprender a Ser. Lisboa: Bertrand.

Licínio LIMA (2007). Educação ao Longo da Vida: entre a mão direita e a mão esquerda de Miró. São Paulo: edições Cortez.

Teaching method

Diverse teaching methodologies will combine oral exposure of relevant issues in the field under study, dialogue and argumentation around scientific themes, the research and analysis of information relevant to the deepening of educational issues.


To this end, students are invited to participate early actively in classroom sessions through prior preparation of the issues and in moments of collective debate and reflection; individual exposure (oral and written) of research problems is also encouraged.

A Learning Management System (MOODLE FCTUNL - https://moodle.fct.unl.pt/course/index.php?categoryid=484) will be extensively used as well as various digital content.

Evaluation method

The evaluation of the course will be continuous and will take into consideration the following elements: attendance and class participation, performance on all tasks, presentation of work in class, quality of the final work.

As a fundamental resource, a systematic use of the Learning Management system MOODLE FCTUNL will be used.

As a global strategy to implement this methodology students will build and present a (digital or not) portfolio.

Subject matter

1 - Social and educational change:
1.1 School education: socio-historical perspective
1.2 Non-school education and lifelong learning
1.3 Pre-modern, modern, and contemporary societies: changes and challenges in education and development

2 - Issues and debates of contemporary education:
2.1 Equal opportunities and equity in education
2.2 Literacy and lifelong education
2.3 Indiscipline and violence in school
2.4 Education and economical, social and human development

3 - The regulation of educational policies and development:
3.1 The decision levels: supranational, national, organizational, local
3.2 Comparative perspective on educational systems in Europe
3.3 Evolutionary trends in the organization of educational systems