PLANNING, ANALYSIS, PLANNING OF THE SOCIAL AND FORMATIVE POLITICS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA
6 credits during the 1st year of 8772 ADMINISTRATION AND PUBLIC POLICIES (LM-63) GENOVA
The teaching, integrated with that of methods and techniques of evaluation of the social and formative policies (Code 87038), aims to provide to the students the basic knowledge and competences for the analysis of the needs in the social contexts, the programming, design and evaluation of interventions in the educational and social field and offer them opportunities to experiment with techniques and tools that can be used in these areas, under the guidance and supervision of the teachers.
Illustrate the challenges to social design in complex society and the ways in which the social designer operates, particularly in the public sphere. Illustrate the processes and strategies of evaluative research, with a deeper focus on public decision-making contexts, on the types and objectives of evaluation, on the use in social and training policies. Give the fundamental theoretical concepts of the evaluation and the techniques and tools used in evaluative research.
Face to face lessons
The course starts from the characteristics that social design assumes in complex society, highlighting the epistemological and methodological difficulties of social engineering and correlativelying the difficulties of defining the profession of Social designer. Abandoned the role of technical neutral, thanks to the participatory design can find answers to the impracticability of the model of synoptic rationality, however redefining its professional role and innovating its work tools. Analyzed theoretical models of reference, generative causality and mechanisms opposed to linear causality, the course addresses the basic principles of social design, focousing in particular in the current evolution of the welfare state. Special attention is given to co-designing, which is said to be a typical mode of work in the educational and social field.
Then the course goes on analyzing the basic principles of the evaluation of public policies, distinguishing from monitoring and putting in light purposes and uses. The main reference theories and the operational modalities deriving also from European policies will be illustrated.
Palumbo M., Il processo di valutazione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2002
De Ambrogio U, Guidetti C., La coprogettazione. La partnership tra pubblico e terso settore, Carocci, Roma, 2016
Further readings for non attending students:
Stame N., Valutazione pluralista, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016
Ricevimento: The Office hours will take place in at DISFOR, room 3A9, by appointment via e-mail During the course (I semester) after lessons.
CLAUDIO TORRIGIANI (President)
MAURO PALUMBO (President)
Face to face lessons
Ist semester 2018/19
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The exam is written. The student who has passed the script presents itself to the next exam session for an oral question and the registration of the mark.
Attending students may decide to set up a group project work (groups are composed of up to 6-7 people). These students will benefit from the program reductions specified in the "Texts/Bibliography" section and must support the writing on both modules of the integrated Teaching (87038 and 87039) even in different exam sessions The project work will be presented to the teachers during the summer session. For such students, the vote for each module will be given by the average of the evaluation assigned to the written statement (60%) and the evaluation assigned to the project (40%). In the context of the evaluation assigned to the project, the overall quality of the project will have a wheight of 70%, the quality of the project's presentation (10%), the quality of the oral presentation of each component of the group (20%). The overall vote on integrated tuition will be recorded only after the project has been submitted.
short questions on the topics of the course and on its use in design and evaluation of social policies