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Study Methods and Tecnics 2017/2018

  • 3 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

The student is demanded to be able to:
- to proceed to the revaluation of his study methods, improving them in order to better suit them to the study of legal subjects;
- to aprehend method rules to be used in study;
to develop skills concerning the domain of scientific investigation.

Recommended Prerequisites

None in particular.

Teaching Metodology

In order to pursue the proposed goals expositive, exemplifying and interactive methods, by following the development of competences concerning study with illustrations of practical application of the acquired techniques.

Body of Work

1. Introduction and purposes of the curricular unit.

2. The organization of time for study purposes:
2.1. Analysis of the personal time use.
2.2. The planning of study.
2.3. Practical advices concerning time organization.

3. Reading, outworking and comprehension of texts:
3.1. Essentialization.
3.2. Structuration.
3.3. Elaboration.
3.4. Critical reading.
3.5. Reading undestined to study.

4. Memorization:
4.1. Study materials' review.
4.2. Memorization.

5. The research work:
5.1. Definition of argument and scope.
5.2. Research of non-conventional informations.
5.3. Bibliographical research.
5.4. Organization of information.

6. Tue working-out of practical cases:
6.1. Generic schemes of case-solving.
6.2. Examples and case-solving proposals.

7. The testing: written and oral exams.

8. Elaboration of written workpieces.

Recommended Bibliography

GONZÁLEZ, José A. R. L. / GONZÁLEZ, Maria do Carmo P. F. L., Guia de Estudo de Direito, Quid Juris, 4th ed., 2011

Complementary Bibliography

SERAFINI, Maria Teresa, Saber Estudar e Aprender, Editorial Presença, 3rd edition

Weekly Planning

Week 1:
1. Introduction: presentation of the CU's plan, with exposition of the methodology to be followed and purposes pursued in classes.

Week 2:
2. The organization of time for study purposes:
2.1. Analysis of the personal time use.
2.2. The planning of study.
2.3. Practical advices concerning time organization.

Week 3:
3. Reading, outworking and comprehension of texts:
3.1. Essentialization.

Week 4:
3.2. Structuration.

Week 5:
3.3. Elaboration.

Week 6:
3.4. Critical reading.
3.5. Reading undestined to study.

Week 7:
1st test.

Week 8:
4. Memorization:
4.1. Study materials' review.
4.2. Memorization.

Week 9:
5. The research work:
5.1. Definition of argument and scope.
5.2. Research of non-conventional informations.

Week 10:
5.3. Bibliographical research.
5.4. Organization of information.

Week 11:
6. Tue working-out of practical cases:
6.1. Generic schemes of case-solving.

Week 12:
6.2. Examples and case-solving proposals.

Week 13:
7. The testing: written and oral exams.

Week 14:
8. Elaboration of written workpieces.

Week 15:
2nd test.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

To the proposed objectives correspond following programmatic contents (to which refer the below indicated items of the program above): 1) organization of study time (Point 2.); 2) texts' study (Point 3.); 3) information research (Point 5.); 4) schematization ability (Points 6. to 8,).

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The expositive method allows (referring to the curricular unit's program) to establish the referential procedure rules to be adopted in study (Points 2. to 5.), and the exemplifying and interactive methods allow to work out and highlight the practical application of the developed study techniques, with significant students' induction in termas participation (Points 6. to 8.).

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYes 
Adapting to new situations  
Analytical and synthetic skills Yes
Commitment to effectivenessYes 
Commitment to qualityYes 
CreativityYes 
Event organization, planning and managementYes 
Foreign language proficiency  
Initiative and entrepreneurship capability  
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYes 
Problem-solvingYes 
Relating to others  
Research skills Yes
Self-assessmentYes 
Teamwork  
Written and verbal communications skills Yes
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