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compulsory subjects

  • Dissertation Preparation

Workload: 300 hours (20 credits)

The course is intended for research work and preparation of the dissertation. Registration is automatic and takes place from the second academic quarter.

  • Epistemology and Methodology of Interdisciplinary Research

Workload: 60 hours (4 credits)

It discusses the concept of interdisciplinarity and the limitations imposed by disciplinary fragmentation. Presents the research design and addresses the interference of the researcher and the construction of hypotheses.

  • Fundamentals of Human Development, Social Policy and Training Processes

Workload: 60 hours (4 credits)

The course illustrates the major theoretical lines that guide the research program. The overall context of social change, policies, economic and cultural influences of the past decades the debate on the evolution of social policies in Brazil in the light of the crisis Welfare State and changes in work organization, the constitution of the family and the transformations of the training process.

  • Seminars I and II Interdisciplinary

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

The seminars are a place to discuss the dissertation project. Students also attend lectures on topics of Human Development Education and Social Policies.

optional disciplines

Research line: contexts, Social Practice and Human Development

  • Adult Learning and Knowledge Management

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

Looks at ways of learning and knowledge appropriation adult. Topics such as memory and metacognition will be studied during the course.

  • Contexts of Work and Health Trainer

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

The course seeks to understand the work and its impact on the individual's health process, which can generate an occupational disease and psychological distress. The researchers discuss the theories and approaches of health / illness processes and quality of life, and show the correlations between the context of agents of work and human development.

  • Human development: Everyday Life and Cultural Processes

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

From the ecological model of human development, students discuss economic contexts, political and cultural rights for the formation of contemporary society.

  • Special Topics in Education

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

Discipline held discussions with topics relevant to the field of education, including public policies for the sector and initial training, continued and inclusive.

Research line: Human development, Identity and Training

  • Group Processes and Social Representation in Human Development

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

After presenting an introduction to the psychology of groups, discipline shows the mechanisms of integration and the dynamic evolution of these through practical examples of studies.

  • Family-Work-Training Relations in Human Development

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

The course presents the family as a social institution and historically constituted and discusses its role in shaping the individual and their mutual influence with work in modernity.

  • Professional Socialization and Identity Construction

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

Debate the construction of individual identity concepts, social and professional in modernity. The discipline analyzes identity formation based on the socialization process.


The rules to be followed for the preparation of the thesis are defined by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (PRPPG) UNITAU.
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Exchanges and extracurricular activities​

The Human Development Master offers teaching internship as an optional activity, which allows students to have contact with the actions developed in Higher Education, in a supervised internship. Researchers can also participate in extracurricular activities, as the show Postgraduate UNITAU, meetings of research groups, lectures and visits to other institutions.



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