Social Education seeks to improve society from an educational perspective. To this end, social educators perform various tasks:
- Build help and support relationships with people.
- Facilitate people's evolution to cause a change in them.
- Promote participation and development processes in communities.
- Design and implement socio-educational intervention projects.
- Coordinate socio-educational services and centres, associations, etc.
Therefore, this programme will equip you to work in education with people of all ages and social environments, fostering their personal and community development, independence, integration, better quality of life and social justice.
If you feel the call to work in education and are passionate about working with and for people; if you care about social issues and believe we can build a better world, this degree programme may be just the one for you.
You can study the entire degree in Spanish but, if you prefer, you can also do some subjects in Basque.
- If you choose the Basque option, you can study up to 60% of subjects in Basque. You will obtain the C1* language profile (*Decree 47/2012).
You can also study some subjects in English.
At Deusto you will have individual support throughout your degree thanks to the Tutorial Plan, which will help you with anything you need each academic year. For example, in first year there is a specific action plan to help you adapt to the university. However, in fourth year, tutorial sessions will focus on facilitating your integration into the job market.
You will have a personal tutor through your university career. Your tutor is the person to turn to when you have any type of problem or question (about your studies, personal matters that affect your academic performance, new ideas for improvement, etc.).
A practical dynamic methodology
One of the aims of the University is to ensure that students learn by doing. Therefore, at Deusto you will study following its own learning model where you will play the leading role.
|1. Experiential context||We know we learn from experience and therefore, at Deusto we draw on students’ previous knowledge.|
|2. Reflective Observation||Once this previous basis has been laid out, it is essential to observe it and question it.|
|3. Conceptualisation||We compare our previous knowledge with the available literature on the subject.|
|4. Active learning||Learning requires not only understanding theory but also putting it into practice. This is attained through activities, exercises, internships, projects and/or research which affords each student the opportunity to use different abilities.|
|5. Assessment||Finally, assessment reflects on the acquired learning and evaluates the work done.|
In the third year, if you meet the foreign language and academic requirements, you can study at a foreign university, either for one or two semesters. You will be informed about those requirements and how to become eligible for a place in your second year of study.
This is a good experience to learn about a country’s customs, know other cultures and enhance your language skills…
And after the Bachelor’s degree?
You can round off your education and open new career options thanks to the wide range of postgraduate courses in the field at the University of Deusto. You can specialise in gerontology, disability, drug dependencies…