Social Planning


  1. GENERAL
SCHOOL Faculty of Social, Political and Economics Sciences
DEPARTMENT Department of Social Policy
LEVEL OF STUDIES Level 6
COURSE CODE 16 SEMESTER 2Ο  
COURSE TITLE Social planning
TEACHING ACTIVITIES
If the ECTS Credits are distributed in distinct parts of the course e.g. lectures, labs etc. If the ECTS Credits are awarded to the whole course, then please indicate the teaching hours per week and the corresponding ECTS Credits.
TEACHING HOURS PER WEEK ECTS CREDITS
3 6
Please, add lines if necessary. Teaching methods and organization of the course are described in section 4.
COURSE TYPE

Background, General Knowledge, Scientific Area, Skill Development

Scientific Area
PREREQUISITES:

 

No
TEACHING & EXAMINATION LANGUAGE: Greek
COURSE OFFERED TO ERASMUS STUDENTS: No
COURSE URL: https://eclass.duth.gr/courses/KOM09115/
  1. LEARNING OUTCOMES
Learning Outcomes
Please describe the learning outcomes of the course: Knowledge, skills and abilities acquired after the successful completion of the course.
The aim of this course is the understanding of the context within which social planning is constructed as a theory and practice. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be in the position to:

•     understand the changes in social planning as a result of wider socio-economic, political and cultural changes from the mid of the 20th century and onward.

·         Distinguish the different models and types of social planning

·         Understand the distinct approach of participatory social planning

•     Learn the process and stages of social planning

·         Know the tools and practices of participatory social planning through the study of specific examples.

General Skills
Name the desirable general skills upon successful completion of the module
Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Adaptation to new situations

Decision making

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an international environment

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Production of new research ideas

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

Search, analysis and synthesis of data and information,

ICT Use

Autonomous work

Teamwork

Working in an interdisciplinary environment

Project design and management

Equity and Inclusion

Respect for the natural environment

Sustainability

Demonstration of social, professional and moral responsibility and sensitivity to gender issues

Critical thinking

Promoting free, creative and inductive reasoning

  1. COURSE CONTENT
This course examines the main theoretical approaches with regard to the wider changes taking place in the second half of the 20th century at the socio-economic, political and cultural levels and their effects on social planning as theory and practice.

In the first part, the basic changes taking place will be presented and analyzed including economic restructuring processes, the role of the state, the labour market, the emergence of new social issues and actors (civil society, social economy organizations). In this framework, we will define conceptually social planning and substantiate its necessity as a policy and practice while differentiating the various types and models of social planning.

In the second part,  we will focus on social planning as practice including methods and tools developed for the preparation, implementation and evaluation of social planning with special emphasis on participatory social planning. The second part will be concluded with the presentation and examination of cases of participatory social planning mainly in the South of Europe.

Course outline:

Socio-economic, political and cultural changes and their effects on the role of the state and social policy in the second half of the 20th century.

Emergence of new social issues, actors and practices of socio-economic organization and political action (third sector, social economy).

Social planning: definition and foundation

Historical evolution and types of social planning

Participatory planning as theory and practice

Social planning and social policy

Definition of the subject in social planning

Preparatory and implementation phase of social planning

Evaluation and feedback

Examples of (participatory) social planning in Southern Europe and Greece

  1. LEARNING & TEACHING METHODSEVALUATION
TEACHING METHOD
Face to face, Distance learning, etc.
Face to face
USE OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
Use of ICT in Teaching, in Laboratory Education, in Communication with students
Use of databases, eclass for communication and information sharing and powerpoint presentation in lectures and for students presentations
TEACHING ORGANIZATION

The ways and methods of teaching are described in detail.

Lectures, Seminars, Laboratory Exercise, Field Exercise, Bibliographic research & analysis, Tutoring, Internship (Placement), Clinical Exercise, Art Workshop, Interactive learning, Study visits, Study / creation, project, creation, project. Etc.

 

The supervised and unsupervised workload per activity is indicated here, so that total workload per semester complies to ECTS standards.

Activity Workload/semester
Lectures 70
Interactive teaching 30
Independent work towards written exams 48
Final written exams 2
Course total 150
 
Student Evaluation

Description of the evaluation process

 

Assessment Language, Assessment Methods, Formative or Concluding, Multiple Choice Test, Short Answer Questions, Essay Development Questions, Problem Solving, Written Assignment, Essay / Report, Oral Exam, Presentation in audience, Laboratory Report, Clinical examination of a patient, Artistic interpretation, Other/Others

 

Please indicate all relevant information about the course assessment and how students are informed 

 

Concluding

Essay development

100 % of evaluation

  1. SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Obligatory

·         Dimoulas, Κ. (2019), Planning, implementation and evaluation of social policy projects, Dionikos, Athens (in Greek).

·         Notes and ppts of the course.

Additional

·         Bromley, R. (2003), “Social Planning: Past, Present and Future”, Journal of International Development, 15, 819-830.

·         Callaghan, G., Wistow, G. (2008). “Can the community construct Knowledge to shape services in the local state? A case study”, Critical Social Policy, 28 (2), 165-286.

·         Dyckman, J. W. (1966), “Social Planning, Social Planners, and Planned Societies”, Journal of the American Institute of Planners, 32:2, 66-76.

·         European Social Network , Social planning at the local level, https://www.esn-eu.org/sites/default/files/publications/ESN_Social_planning_at_the_local_level.pdf

·         Sadan, E. (1997). Empowerment and Community Planning, translated from Hebrew by Translated from Hebrew by R. Flantz, http://www.mpow.org/elisheva_sadan_empowerment.pdfAdditional

 

ANNEX OF THE COURSE OUTLINE

 

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