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CITIZENSHIP AND VALUES EDUCATION

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Introduction

Given the educational challenges involved in building new projects for peaceful coexistence in the context of the global crisis, education in values and citizenship is increasingly important if we are to learn to live together in multicultural, interlinked global societies.
The financial crisis has raised questions about social cohesion and the fundamental values of citizenship in democratic societies. Globalization and social networks also pose new challenges for the shaping of identities, as digital identity now coexists with personal and social identities more deeply rooted in places and cultures.
Whether our focus is microscopic, detecting widespread concern over a crisis of values, or we take a more macroscopic view, we are addressing an age-old issue in the history of human interaction that calls for urgent attention through social and educational research and through the efforts of education professionals. The increasing complexity and diversity of contemporary society requires a social model of integration that can ensure the prevalence of a shared public culture founded on pluralism, as the cornerstone of a social, political and cultural project that acknowledges difference.
This master's degree therefore aims to meet the challenges of today's society by providing students with the tools to shape progress towards universal social responsibility.

Learning objectives

  • Acquire a theoretical and practical perspective on values education and the practice of citizenship in multicultural societies, and learn how to incorporate this educational task into relevant professional areas: formal, informal and non-formal education; administration; the service sector; the media, and foundations and bodies that operate programmes in areas related to the scientific field in this master's degree.
  • Learn to plan, design, apply and evaluate projects in citizenship and values education appropriate to various areas of intervention: regional educational projects; educational plans at the local level; programmes of social inclusion and attention for immigrants; evaluation of audiovisual programmes and games aimed at young children and adolescents; preparation of school texts and materials in a variety of media; programmes to promote civic-mindedness, health, environmental education and education on consumption.
  • Learn to identify social needs, the theoretical perspectives and methodological tools required for research, and to apply and transfer the results, which is a particularly significant objective for students interested in pursuing research.

Basic Information

Number of ECTS credits awarded:
 60
Language(s) of instruction:
 Catalan and Spanish
Number of places available:
 30
Approximate price:
 46,50 euros per credit ( 82 euros for students who are not EU nationals and do not currently reside in Spain). Fees for the academic year 2017-2018
Faculty or school:
  Faculty of Education
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