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Methodologies of Diagnosis, Planning and Prospective

Code 13375
Year 1
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements -none
Mode of delivery Presential
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes The aim is to qualify current and future professionals for project-based social intervention practices, particularly in terms of their ability to draw up social diagnoses, plan, manage and evaluate intervention strategies. It also aims to enable them to acquire a culture of planning, management and evaluation. The aim of this course is also to provide training for action in collective work contexts, involving actors with different profiles.

Syllabus I - Action research and participatory methodologies
1 - Definition and specificities of Action Research
2 - Participation: conditions and strategies
3 - Managing projects in partnership
II - Project Methodology: foundations, processes and phases
4 - Project and Social Project
5 - Phases of a Social Project
III - Diagnosis
6 - Definition
7 - Procedures and instruments
IV - Planning
8 - Definition
9 - Procedures and tools
V - Implementing and managing social projects
10 - Managing a project: stages, contents and priorities
11 - Technical solutions to critical factors
VI - (Participatory) evaluation of social projects
12 - Around the concept of evaluation and its practices
Main Bibliography - EQUAL (2003), Auto-avaliação dos Projectos, Lisboa, Equal.
- Fialho, Joaquim, Silva, Carlos A. da e Saragoça, José (2017), Diagnóstico Social – Teoria, Metodologia e Casos Práticos, Lisboa, Sílabo
- FLV (s/d), Manual de Ayuda para la Formulación de Proyectos Sociales, Madrid, Fundación Luis Vives
- Guerra, Isabel C. (2000), Fundamentos e Processos de uma Sociologia da Acção, Cascais, Principia.
- Guerra, Isabel C. (2006), Participação e Acção Colectiva – Interesses, Conflitos e Consensos, Cascais, Principia.
K’CIDADE (2007), Projectos de Inovação Comunitária – Manual de Suporte à Implementação da Metodologia, Lisboa, K’CIDADE
Monteiro, Alcides (1996), “A avaliação nos projectos de intervenção social: reflexões a partir de uma prática”, Sociologia – Problemas e Práticas, nº 22, pp. 137-154.
Monteiro, Alcides A. (2015), “Espinafres, tartes de maçã e governança local”, Vez e Voz, Edição Especial - Março 2015, pp. 28-35.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria The evaluation system is governed by a logic of "continuous evaluation" and includes three criteria:
- A group evaluation, with a 40% weighting;
- An individual evaluation, with a 50% weighting.
- Active participation in the classes, considering dimensions such as participation in the debates and contribution to the discussion of themes, with a 10% weighting.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2023-09-20

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