The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|1||- Through case studies, development of the capacity to analyze in an inter-disciplinary way the relationships between demographic processes and social and economic development in both developed and developing countries - Application of theoretical knowledge acquired in courses demography and development to the analysis of case studies - Development of collaborations between students in demography and development|
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
The objectives of the seminar are:
- to understand the complexity of the proposed issue,
- to show the concrete difficulties of dialogues and negotiations between partners or social groups with divergent interests
- to move from theoretical knowledge to the implementation of a policy
- to make students from different backgrounds talk to each other
- to contribute to the development of teamwork skills
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The seminar takes the form of a role play, after presenting some introductory elements to the selected issue. This "game" ends at the end of the quadrimester with the simulation of a conference where each of the participating actors defends a position at the political and scientific level and negotiates to achieve a more or less consensual policy. To fit into a certain reality and thus facilitate documentation or meetings, the role play revolves around a highly topical development project.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation will be based on individual and collective participation at various stages of work (including of course the conference) as well as on the quality of the final report. To encourage each group member to participate, the score will be weighted by a peer assessment (within the same group of students).
The written report consists of a critical scientific work. You must not only present and justify the positions defended during the role play, but also have a critical perspective on your actor and on the arguments put forward during the role play. The presentation of the arguments and their criticism will be based on scientific literature, contacts with resource persons, etc. All sources must be referenced.
The references depend on the theme chosen each year.