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UNESCO-FFCB-UOC Chair

UNESCO-FFCB-UOC Chair

 

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UNESCO-FFCB-UOC Chair

The main aim of the UNESCO-FFCB-UOC Chair in Sport as a Tool for Social Coexistence and Conflict Resolution is to promote social harmony and peaceful conflict resolution through sport.

The Chair provides procedures, attitudes and skills so that students can analyse and apply the possibilities for using sport as a tool for educational intervention and transmission of values in contexts with low levels of social coexistence and high levels of conflict.

Currently, the UNESCO-FFCB-UOC Chair  is a member of: International Peace Bureau, Association Sport et Citoyennet, DARE e ISSA-AISS.

Master's degree in Sport for social coexistence and conflict resolution

UNESCO, FC Barcelona Foundation (FFCB) and the UOC have joined forces to prepare future trainers for peace. The master's degree in Sport as a tool for social coexistence and conflict resolution will launch the academic year 2012-2013 with the objective of teaching to use the practice of sports as an instrument of socialization.

Introduction

The process of globalization in our society brings new social and cohesion challenges. Current models of social integration, promotion of education, and conflict resolution require new tools to understand and manage the human challenges emerging in the world, whether these stem from social, cultural, religious or racial differences.

UNESCO, FC Barcelona Foundation and Open University of Catalonia (UOC), have joined forces to prepare future trainers for peace and social cohesion. Through sport, understood as an instrument of socialization and as a vehicle for sustainable peace, students are taught to design, fund and implement effective projects for peaceful resolution of conflicts and achieve improvements in social coexistence.

Sport and its universal language have proven to be an effective tool for dialogue, respect and coexistence. Its values foster teamwork, friendship, fair play, discipline and education.

This master’s degree with an international focus responds to the training needs of new profiles in the management of socio-educational intervention through sport, using the objectives of the millennium of the United Nations as a backdrop.

 

Programme 2013-2014 -- Enrolment open

 

Master’s degree: Sport for social coexistence and conflict resolution: 60 ECTS credits

 

Postgraduate course: Sport and social coexistence: 30 ECTS credits

Sport and values, experiences: 3 credits
Sport, education and social coexistence: 4 credits
Current and future challenges (the eight Millennium Goals): 3 credits
Olympic values in sport: 4 credits
Disability and sport: 3,5 credits
The young and sport: 3 credits

Women and sport: 3,5 credits
Postgraduate final project: 6 credits

 

Postgraduate course: Sport and conflict resolution: 30 ECTS credits

Sport and values, experiences: 3 credits
Sport and conflict resolution: 4 credits
Sport and health: 3 credits
Assessment of real cases: monitoring and evaluation: 3 credits
Trainers for peace (mediation and negotiation): 4 credits
Role models: 3,5 credits
ICTs, social networks, communication and sport: 3,5 credits
Postgraduate final project: 6 credits

Master’s degree final project

 


Whom is it addressed to?


Anyone who wants to become a trainer for peace and social cohesion, focusing on their educational and professional track.


• Education professionals, sport and physical activity professionals, and primary care professionals.
• Institutions specialized in education and training.
• Psychology professionals.
• Non-governmental organizations and other national and international organizations and entities.
• Human and civil rights foundations and entities.
• Associations related to sport and recreation.
• Other socializing agents.


Objectives

To prepare trainers for peace and social cohesion. To raise awareness about the possibilities of sport as a tool for educational intervention in contexts of low social cohesion and high socio-political conflict.

To disseminate factual, procedural, attitudinal and competence strategies and tools for the use of sports in situations of social vulnerability.

To equip students with the knowledge and tools required to design and implement projects applicable to different realities and aimed at different groups.

 

 

Academic staff

Eduard Vinyamata, academic Director.

Cludia Solanes Roca-Sastre, academic Coordinator.

 

Admission requirements


There are no admission requirements for access to the program.

If you already have an officially recognized university qualification, you will obtain a Master’s diploma.

If you do not have an officially recognized university qualification, you will obtain a Certificate.

 

Language: Any two of these languages, Spanish or English.

 

Teaching resources

Postgraduate courses at the UOC may include material in paper and/or in digital format. Materials will be given to students as the course progresses.

 

Dates

Start date of the postgraduate courses and the first edition of master’s degree: 5 November 2013
End date of the postgraduate courses and the first edition of master’s degree: 12 September 2014
End date of the second edition master’s degree: 15 September 2015

 

Prices:

Postgraduate courses: 1,600 Euros
Master’s: 2,900 Euros

 

For more information: secretariacp@uoc.edu

 

Collaborators:

Play and Train    Sport and cooperation

 

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