Code: 12001
Departament: Department of Education and Distance Learning
Field of Study: Education Sciences
    1. School and Society
    2. Social and School Inequalities
    3. Lifelong Learning
    4. Media Literacy
Susana Henriques
Área Científica: Education Sciences and Sociology

Course Description:
This course unit is a programme where students become familiar with key theoretical debates about the school in contemporary societies, making of these debates a critical reading. It also aims to provide students with a development of their reflection capacity on the nature of social and educational activities taking into account the various levels of analysis and the socioeconomic, cultural and ideological underpinning these social relations.

It is intended at the end of this Course, that the student has acquired the following competencies:
- Identify concepts and paradigms addressing the education-society relations;
- Conduct relevant research to develop the capacity for critical reflection on the theoretical perspectives;
- Develop conceptual rigor in scientific discourses;
- Reflect on the nature of the relationship between social and educational discourses at several levels of analysis;
- Examine the conceptual (re)definition according to different contexts - social, economic, ideological, cultural...
- Recognize and outline strategies for developing skills in the relationship between Education, Youth and Media;
- Critical reflection on their personal path.

1. School and Society
1.1. Relationship between socio-cultural and educational paradigms;
1.2. Current perspectives in education;
2. Social mobility and school
2.1. Social inequalities and education;
2.2. Scholar (In)success;
2.3. Lifelong Learning;
3. Education, Youth and Media
3.1. Education with the media;
3.2. Education for the media.

Abrantes, Pedro (Org.) (2010), Tendências e controvérsias em Sociologia da Educação, Lisboa, Mundos Sociais.
Other available in virtual classroom.

E-learning (fully online).

Workload (hours): 182
Contact Hours: 20

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –