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Management of Projects and Evalution Methodologies

Code 13382
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Sociology
Entry requirements N.A.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face
Work placements Not applicable
Learning outcomes The main goal of this course unit will be the qualification of students to work collectively with different stakeholders. Additionally, it will be also present the intention of developing competencies around the subject of mediation.
On successful completion of this curricular unit, students should be able to:
1. Identify the main principles and specificities of an action-research methodology
2. Demonstrate analytical and practical abilities in the field of project management and evaluation;
3. Recognise the added value of participation and partnership in the context of social projects management and evaluation
4. Identify the main critical issues around the implementation of Social Projects
5. Co-operate in the search of best solutions for identified social problems
6. Apply learned instruments, namely in the field of stakeholder analysis and project evaluation
Syllabus 1. Action Research and participatory methodologies
1.1. Definition and specificities of Action Research
1.2. Introduction to participation concepts
1.3. Some critical issues around the implementation of Social Projects
2. Social Projects (participatory) Evaluation
2.1. Evaluation concepts and ideas
2.2. Empowerment, participation and partnership: its management and evaluation
2.3. Promoting sustainability, evaluating sustainability.
Main Bibliography - Required

EQUAL (2003), Auto-avaliação dos Projectos, Lisboa, Equal

GUERRA, I. (2000), Fundamentos e Processos de uma Sociologia da Acção, Cascais, Principia

GUERRA, I. (2006), Participação e Acção Colectiva, Cascais, Principia

- Recommended

AA.VV. (1996), Sociologia – Problemas e Práticas, nº 22, 1996

MARTÍN, F. A. (2002), Metodologia de la evaluación de programas, Madrid, CIS

MOLINA, J. L. (2001), El análisis de redes sociales. Una introducción, Barcelona edicions bellaterra

MONTEIRO, A. (1996), “A avaliação nos projectos de intervenção social: reflexões a partir de uma prática”, Sociologia – Problemas e Práticas, nº 22, pp. 137-154

MONTEIRO, A. (1995), O lugar e o papel dos actores num processo de Investigação-Acção, Covilhã, UBI

SCHIEFER, U. et al. (2006), Manual de Facilitação para a Gestão de Eventos e Processos Participativos, Cascais, Principia

SCHIEFER, U. et al. (2006), Manual de Planeamento e Avaliação de Projectos, Cascais, Principia
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2019-07-19

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