Observatory for Social Work
Part of this Programme
Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS
Bachelor | Semestral | 6
Year | Type of course unit | Language
1 |Mandatory |Português
Total of Working Hours | Duration of Contact (hours)
150 | 48,5
Recommended complementary curricular units
Prerequisites and co-requisites
1. Introductory references to the Observatory 1.1. Work and discuss current social issues 1.2. Search fundamental concepts to Social Work 1.3. To begin the knowledge of the fields and areas of intervention of the Social Work 1.4. Identify problems related to Social Work intervention 2. Observation of the social reality where the social worker operates 2.1. Conduct study visits to social institutions 2.2. The importance of observation and types of observation 2.3. The Observer's Posture Methodological and Ethical Components 2.4. Construction of observation grilles 2.5. Systematization of information collected during study visits 2.6. The rigor of oral and written communication techniques
- Allow the student a first approximation to the social reality and the space of action of the Social Worker, - To initiate the process of knowledge and reflection on the complexity of the contemporary social reality where the Social Work operates. - Provide knowledge of the organizational structures inserted within the scope of Social policies, as a response to social problems to vulnerable population groups.
Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired
- Ability to identify the different social organizations, their structure, policies, programs and projects that they develop, in face of different social problems. - Ability to construct instruments of survey of aspects of the institutional reality applied in the visits (Ex: free or systematic observation, elaboration of visits reports). - Ability to observe the social reality in which the action of Social Service takes place in different contexts
Teaching methodologies and assessment
The syllabus contents will be transmitted in an interactive and interactive way, with teachers and students, articulating this process with the reality of Social Work intervention. The dynamization of the sessions will also include presentations, individual or collective, made by students with debate and reflection on current issues, study visits made, observation of reality, viewing and discussion of films. Assessment The assessment is continuous and the teaching methodologies contemplate the theoretical / practical nature of the CU. The assessment of knowledge will have four components: attendance, participation and presentation of texts and news in class (10%). Written and oral presentation (40%) Reflective Portfolio (50%)
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