Seminar-workshop: Social Economy and Transition

lecge1324  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar-workshop: Social Economy and Transition
5.00 credits
30.0 h + 10.0 h
Nyssens Marthe; Roman Philippe (compensates Nyssens Marthe);
Main themes
The seminar could cover any of the following topics: - Interactions between public and private markets and associations; - Means testing and and universal payments in social welfare; - Child labour; - Evaluation of employment policies: unemployment, employment and reduction of working time pension reform The precise content of each seminar is therefore liable to change from one year to another in function of the professor (s) involved it in charge. The practical details will be defined by the teaching team at the appropriate time.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The seminar aims to teach students a variety of skills. They will learn how to use economic analysis tools to study a concrete economic problem. Emphasis will be put on the formulation of logical and coherent argument. Through a piece of compulsory written work, students will develop skills in library research, summary writing, structuring information and drafting. Through oral presentation, students will develop their spoken skills and will learn to extract the essential message from a presentation. They will also be required to report on another presentation and participate in the general discussions and thus to develop their critical thinking skills. Finally, whilst the seminar lays emphasis on the importance of personal work, it also aims to encourage group work and thus develop students' mutual aid strategies.
Other information
Prerequisite: BAC 1 and 2 ECGE courses Evaluation: Students have to prepare a piece of written work which will be the subject of an oral presentation and discussion. The work should show some originality, either in terms of the student's way of summarising and presenting the results of literature, or in its way of developing less known, or even new aspects of the subjects covered.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Minor in Sustainable Development