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The Faculty of Law is launching a new training project common to these three degrees: Law, Political Sciences and Criminology and invites its students and professors to participate in it.

Pensat i Dret will be integrated in the Teaching Innovation Plan of the Faculty of Law of the Universitat de València (UVEG). It will be launched as a pilot project in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The activity will be developed by groups of students guided by one or more teachers according to the structure explained below. The most visible part of the project includes a series of videos with legal, criminological and political projection on current issues of social interest.

So far, the following videos have been recorded, which you can access via the links below:

 

Pensat i Dret: La sentencia de “La Manada”

Pensat i Dret: El fin de ETA

Pensat i Dret: Reflexiones sobre "el procés" de Cataluña

Pensat i Dret: Los gastos en los préstamos hipotecarios

Pensat i Dret: La prostitución en España

Pensat i Dret: La competencia legislativa de la Comunidad Valenciana en materia de Derecho Civil

Pensat i Dret: La Sentencia del Procés

Pensat i Dret: Control de Internet i Libertad de expresión

Pensat i Dret: La gestación subrogada

Pensat i Dret: Memoria historica

Pensat i Dret: La Eutanasia

Pensat i Dret: La vacunación COVID: desafíos y oportunidades

Pensat i Dret: El indulto a debate

Pensat i Dret: Niños, niñas y adolescentes extranjeros no acompañados.

Pensat i Dret: La república como forma de Estado

Pensat i Dret: Empresas i derechos humanos alrededor del Pacto Mundial de Naciones Unidas

 

COMPETENCES

 

They are not only aimed at learning the contents and techniques of the speciality. Many of them relate to the competences and skills that define the profiles currently sought by employers in the context of an increasingly demanding labour market.

Ethical commitment and training in values.  It is important that students understand their mission of service to society as lawyers, criminologists and political scientists. Training is promoted not only in content, but also in values and principles.

Critical thinking. Students analyse legal, criminological and political science issues critically from different points of view. They develop, as university students, the ability to reflect seriously and calmly even on issues that are sometimes treated in society in a thoughtless or visceral way.

Analysis and synthesis, practical reasoning and problem-solving skills. These competences are projected onto current societal problems.

Research and direct interaction with specialists. The structure of the activity leads the student to a previous research work guided by the teacher, from which they will formulate a series of questions to be posed to a group of specialists that will be reflected in the recording of a video for open dissemination. Students participating in the activity will have the opportunity to attend a seminar with the specialists involved in the video recording.

Interaction between students of Law, Political Sciences and Criminology, open to the possible intervention of other Centres. This enriches the training by approaching the subject from different perspectives.

Teamwork. It is the ideal way of working to develop negotiation skills, to learn to listen, to accept suggestions and receive help, to gain confidence in oneself and in others. It is closely related to other skills such as perseverance, responsibility, entrepreneurship and initiative.

Social function and knowledge transfer. Law, whether we are aware of it or not, surrounds us from the moment we are born. Sometimes we just breathe it in naturally and routinely as part of the environment. At other times it shocks or shocks society with events that bring it to the forefront of current affairs. The same applies to politics. The decisions they make, the measures taken by our authorities, by those we elect to represent us, affect us all. Politics is the paradigm of our time, just as law and economics were in the past. In a more specific field, it is a constant concern of citizens to address the social needs of security and crime prevention and control, as well as the protection and reparation of the harm suffered by victims. The work of the students and professors of the University can go beyond the classroom and also fulfil an informative function. With this activity, the social function of the Universitat is strengthened, to which the activity of students and teachers is opened, as the audiovisual teaching materials generated are available in open access, according to the philosophy of the Universitat de València.

 

STRUCTURE OF THE ACTIVITY

 

Pensat i Dret encourages group work, fosters students' critical thinking and allows them to tackle a complex problem from very different perspectives, facilitates direct contact with experts in the field from different sectors, focuses on the search for solutions to real problems in society and, in this sense, fosters ethical commitment. Like most active learning methods they aim ultimately, or primarily, to involve the learner. In order to engage them in learning about Law, Political Sciences and Criminology, they must be made to feel close to them. We all show more interest in what is close to us. Students of the degrees taught at the Faculty of Law are no different. In addition to this, an activity has been designed to encourage their active participation.

The activity revolves around work on issues of current social interest. The topics are proposed by the Office of the Dean as a challenge that can be taken up by groups of students tutored by the corresponding lecturers. On the basis of preliminary research, three questions are proposed to be put to three specialists in the field. Their answers will be used to record a video that will be made available to the public for dissemination and knowledge transfer purposes.

The activity is structured in the following steps that follow a logical and chronological order:

 

1. Challenge. It can come from the Office of the Dean or from the teachers - in the latter case, it will be channelled through the Office of the Dean. It involves the proposal of a series of current legal, political or criminological topics on which students and teachers are invited to participate in teams.

2. Teams. Formation of student-teacher teams that take up the challenge. Priority will be given to interdisciplinary groups.

3. Research. The work groups, guided by the teacher, will delve deeper into the subject matter of the challenge.

4. Questions. Definition of the questions to be put to the speakers.

5. Proposals and selection. Proposals to the Office of the Dean by the different teams that have taken up the challenge. Selection from among those received.

6. Contact with specialists and seminar. With the assistance of the professors and the dean's team, specialists in the subject will be contacted and will participate in the recording of a video in which each of them will have to answer three questions in three minutes. These same speakers will participate in a seminar-talk with the students who have accepted the challenge, whether or not their questions have been selected for the video recording. The speakers will be lecturers from the Faculty, but also external specialists from different professional sectors. This enables students to familiarise themselves with different career opportunities, which benefits their training and employability.

7. Recording and dissemination of the video. Students and teachers who participate in Pensat i Dret will receive a diploma accrediting their participation in this innovative teaching activity. The Faculty of Law will also award a special mention to those teams whose work is based on the recording of the videos.

The activity will be coordinated by the Vice Dean for Quality, Training, Culture and Social Projection (Mª Dolores Mas Badia). Further information: pensatidret@uv.es

Welcome to Pensat i Dret.