Extracurricular Work Assignmeent


The accomplishment of an extracurricular work aims to favor the reflective analysis of the cultural and social reality in a context different from the classical learning and teaching one.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Cristina Nogueira da Silva


Weekly - 4

Total - 0

Teaching language



Not Applicable


The bibliography varies in accordance to the area of action or the issue/subject chosen by the students.

Teaching method

Students are accompanied by the coordinator, by an advisor at the institution where the work is carried out or, in the case of a research work, by a professor specialized in the issue/subject chosen by the student. The methodology is therefore variable, depending on the type of work performed and the organic and functioning of the institution in which it is developed. It also depends on the work program prepared together with the supervisor / teacher.

Evaluation method

a)Student work corresponding to a minimum of 112 hours; b) Presentation by the student of a report describing the activity carried out and conclusions on the results; c) Confirmation of the work by the entity where it was carried out or by the person responsible for its development; d) Evaluation  by a professor at the Faculty.

The report of extracurricular work can be presented in any semester from the 6th, inclusive, but never after the last day of classes of the eighth semester.

The report must show a reflective approach to the reality experienced by the  student, avoiding the mere description of facts. It must include critical appraisals, identification of the difficulties experienced in the realization of the T.E. and the benefits obtained from its realization.

Subject matter

The following activities, carried on in Portugal or abroad, can be considered: a) Active participation in a scientific research project, with or without legal character; b) Collaboration with local authorities, non-governmental organizations and non-profit associations; c) Participation in cultural initiatives; d) humanitarian aid; e) Internship in professional activity, with or without legal character; f) Conflict resolution; g) Training and pedagogical support actions; h) Training course, which awards a diploma based on evaluation, unless it focuses on the subject matter of the discipline program taught in the undergraduate or master's degree.


Programs where the course is taught: