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Psychopedagogy Degree

Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

Psychopedagogy Degree
Directors Introduction to the Degree. Psychopedagogy Degrees Syllabus.

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WHAT IS IT? DEFINITION/DESCRIPTION Degree Presentation. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - Laws relating to the degree and entry requirements for foreign students. - Further studies: Other university study programmes this degree gives access to. THE SUBJECTS Degrees syllabus, with a description of each subject (link to the Libro Electrnico de Universidad, LLEU) STUDYING ABROAD - Erasmus - The United States of America and Canada STUDYING IN OTHER SPANISH UNIVERSITIES - SICUE


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AREA OF WORK Where can these graduates work? PROFESSIONAL TASKS What kind of work or tasks do the professionals in this field normally carry out?


UNDERGRADUATES OPINIONS Opinions, worries, ideas and experiences told by this degrees undergraduates. LECTURERS OPINIONS Assessment and comments from lecturers.


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ASPECTS OF THE DEGREE WHICH MUST BE HIGHLIGHTED Characteristics, curiosities and features which define the degree. RESOURCES AT UNIVERSITAT JAUME I List of addresses of the services and places of interest for undergraduates: Infocampus, reception, switchboard, etc.


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PROJECT FOR THE FUTURE Assessment of the information learnt about the degree and the itinerary to follow. NOW ITS TIME TO DECIDE! Personal considerations over the decision-making process.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

The Psychopedagogy Degree has been preparing undergraduates to become professional experts in guiding, advising and taking part in different educational environments from the first year (2001-2002) it was offered at Universitat Jaume I. It provides students with basic knowledge of the teaching processes and it offers them the possibility to start specialising itineraries relevant to their professional and academic interests and their previous training and experience. This is achieved by means of the work placement subject and a series of optional subjects. It is a second cycle degree and it aims at answering various educational needs in todays society. Students can have access to this degree if they have a Teaching Diploma, a Social Education Diploma or they have completed the first cycle of a Pedagogy or Psychology Degree. After completing the degree, graduates can work in educational centres, programmes or services belonging to the Education, Work or Social Affairs Ministries. They can also find work in training departments in companies, in educational teams in a museum, cultural and leisure companies, etc.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I


The Psychopedagogy Degree provides students with the tools needed to take part in the different stages and all the areas of the teaching/learning process. These professionals can act on the people who take part in this teaching/learning process (children, teenagers, elderly people, families) directly, or indirectly by designing the support material needed to make this process easier. . This degrees main objective is to enable students to elaborate and develop counselling activities and programmes to help the education community to both improve and renew educational processes and create the right conditions to carry them out. To achieve this, the Psychopedagogy Degree aims at developing academic, personal and labour skills to make educational psychologists tasks easier. These skills enable professionals to know, inform and take part in the educational process and to solve conflicts which may arise during its development.


LEGISLATION Spanish Law: Real decreto 1592/1999, de 15 de octubre (BOE 1592, de 23 de octubre de 1999)
Spanish Law: Orden de 5 de septiembre de 2000 (BOE nm. 225, de 19 septiembre de 2000) Students wishing to enter one of the degrees offered at Universitat Jaume I who have obtained Secondary Education Certificates from a system other than the Spanish one should refer to the section Access to the Universitat Jaume I for students with studies taken abroad, where all possibilities to gain entry are explained.

The training complements provide students with previous general knowledge both in the psychological and educational aspects, which makes sure there is a balance in students preparation. These are the training complements to be taken, unless the student has already done them:

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I


TRAINING COMPLEMENTS - Research Methods in Psychopedagogy (6 credits) - Basic Psychological Processes (6 credits) - Clinical Psychology (6 credits) - Social Psychology of Education (6 credits) - Theory and History of Contemporary Education (4.5 credits) - Organising an Educational Centre (4.5 credits) - General Didactics (6 credits) - Educational Psychology (4.5 credits)

Teaching Diploma (all specialities)

First cycle of the Psychology Degree

All the academic aspects relating to Psychopedagogy can be found in the Libro Electrnico de Universidad (LLEU). For example: Subjects and Contents. Timetables. Exams. .Lecturers Validations. Incompatibilities. Tutorials. Some key concepts are defined below to make the terms in this page easier to understand: Credits It is a study assessment system linked to the duration of the subjects or activities. One credit at UJI generally corresponds to 10 hours of theoretical or practical lessons or their equivalent. Each subject or activity in the syllabus has a number of credits allocated to it. Core Subjects They are fixed by the Ministry of Education. They are common to all universities offering the same degree. Compulsory Subjects They are freely established by each university as part of each degrees syllabus. All undergraduates in the same degree must take them.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

Optional Subjects They are freely established by each university and offered to the undergraduates in each degree to choose from. Free Choice Subjects These are subjects which can be chosen from any degree offered in the university. The course contents are divided into subjects. Students study these subjects to complete their degree.

Training Complements: It refers to first cycle subjects required to enter the second cycle of the Psychopedagogy Degree, which complete the basic training received during the first cycle students must have to access this second-cycle degree. They can be done before starting the second cycle or while the student is taking the second cycle he/she applied for. These complements vary depending on the first cycle students have completed.

-ERASMUS As part of higher education studies, the Erasmus programme offers grants to encourage students mobility, which may last from three months to an academic year, to students in the final years of their degrees, postgraduate degrees and PhD courses with the following aims: - To enable students to take official studies related to their degree. - To help them improve their knowledge of other languages. - To help them acquire identity as European citizens. Undergraduates taking the Psychopedagogy Degree have access to the following universities from other countries:
COUNTRY Portugal Turquia CITY Braga Adana UNIVERSITY Universidade do Minho Cukurova Universitesi WEB SITE

Teacher in charge at UJI: Francisco Marco Viciano ( Department of Education.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I


This programmes objective is to exchange students in their final years of their degrees for a period of three to six months. In The United States and Canada students must take official studies related to their own syllabus. Undergraduates taking the Psychopedagogy Degree have access to the following universities from other countries:
COUNTRY The United States The United States The United States The United States Canada The United States The United States CITY Oklahoma Mxico (Las Cruces) Texas (Dallas) Illinois (Macomb) Montreal New York (Alfred) Ohio UNIVERSITY The University of Oklahoma New Mexico State University University of Texas at Dallas Western Illinois University Universit de Montral Alfred University Lake Erie College WEB SITE

For further information about exchange programmes, refer to the Office for International and Educational Cooperation (OCIE) web page: STUDYING IN OTHER SPANISH UNIVERSITIES SICUE

The SICUE programmes aim is to make undergraduates mobility easy. This means students can spend between four and nine months studying in other private or public Spanish universities with which Universitat Jaume I has agreements. The idea is that undergraduates experience different teaching systems and learn about the society and culture of other communities so that they can improve their career prospects. Undergraduates taking the Psychopedagogy Degree have access to the following universities:
CITY Alicante UNIVERSITY Universidad de Alicante WEB SITE

For further information about exchange programmes, refer to the Office for International and Educational Cooperation (OCIE) web page:

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I


The areas in which a Psychopedagogy graduate can work are the following: Public and private services or institutions of attention to children, young people and their families. Private companies: - Training expert. - Human resources or personnel manager. - Marketing expert. Educational services or publishing companies (distance-learning material, guidance, self-learning material, etc.). Mass media: radio, TV, press. Research. Freelance work. As regards labour insertion, there are three things to consider: a) At present, the educational, psychopedagogical and professional guidance specialised services (SEOEPP) IN THE Valencian Community are the secondary school guidance departments, the school psychopedagogical services (SPE) and teams of experts. b) They can also work in non-formal educational contexts. c) Universities offer students and teachers assessment, counselling and continuous education services.

Educational psychologists normally carry out the following tasks: Managing the Department of Guidance/Psychopedagogical services in educational centres, which counsel and help the different groups in the centre. Preparing support materials for the teaching/learning process. Training people and providing them with the skills needed to improve their chances in the labour market. Liaising with socio-cultural institutions.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I


The survey carried out on psychopedagogy undergraduates, during the 2001-2002 and 2002-2003 courses highlights teachers personalised attention to students, their willingness to help and the communication flow established as positive elements. Students say that the subjects they study enable them to obtain a deeper understanding of a teachers job. It also provides them with the personal training they need to work as professional educational psychologists. Apart from that, students mention the participative and dynamic nature of the teaching methodology used in most subjects. The most outstanding elements of this methodology are group work and students participation in designing class activities, which make learning and communication easier. Students also find the idea of having interdisciplinary assignments for two or more subjects, which allows for a better coordination of different subjects, very positive. This is thought to be so important that students suggest it would be a good idea to extend this method to many other subjects in the following years. Finally, they insist on the need to find alternatives resources and solutions to the traditional tutorial hours to cater for those people who cannot attend lessons regularly.

The teachers answers to the questionnaire handed out during the 2002-2003 course brought about the considerations we present below. They think this degree offers thorough training for both psychologists and professional teachers. It provides the former with psychopedagogical knowledge and the latter with extensive psychological training. Students awareness of this fact explains their positive attitude towards the degrees contents. They highlight the syllabus adaptation to the needs of todays society as a positive element. The future educational psychologist acquires, through optional and core subjects, academic, labour and personal skills which will enable him/her to work as a professional educational psychologist in both formal and informal education areas. A good example of that are those subjects related to learning difficulties, the educational demands of a multicultural society, attention to school health, family relationships, etc.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

Apart from that, the number of practical credits the subjects have allow for the use of active and practical methodologies such as seminars, research assignments supervised by teachers, and different practical activities to support the theory. The number of teachers who are actually working as professional educational psychologists in educational centres enables us to have a link between academic life and school reality. That makes being able to put theory and practice together when teaching the different disciplines easier. This connexion is even easier when we consider the number of students who are already working in the educational sector.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I


The price per credit for this degree was 8.71 euros for the 2007-2008 course under the Spanish Law: Decreto 127/2007, del Gobierno Valenciano; DOGV de 30 de julio de 2007. Remember that prices per credit go up a little every year. The training complements are offered as free-choice subjects in all the Teaching Diplomas and the Psychology degree.


Imagine you have been accepted to do the Psychopedagogy Degree at Universitat Jaume I: now your main objective is to obtain a degree and make the most of the time you spend at university. The first place you should get to know is InfoCampus (on the ground floor of the Library building). At Infocampus you will find information about courses and master degrees, grants and financial support, awards and contests, conferences, studying or working abroad, academic set of norms, job offers, socio-cultural activities, etc. At Infocampus you can browse through the information yourself or you can ask the staff to help you find what you are looking for or solve any doubts you may have. InfoCampus is part of the Educational Support Unit (USE), which offers students guidance on academic and career matters (choosing the right subjects, how to study, professional openings, etc.), as well as educational psychology, among other activities. It also helps students with special needs and any other person who may have problems affecting their academic, social and professional integration. While you are at university, it is very important to know how it works and the set of rules that govern university life. To learn how Universitat Jaume I is governed, students can consult the Charter Rules, which are the legal framework under which the University works. Students rights and obligations are an important part of this Charter. As regards regulations, the most interesting ones for students are registration and academic and exams. Universitat Jaume I offers a range of services and resources to help students fit into the university world. The Library and Documentation Centre congregates and administers all the bibliographic, documental and audiovisual material that enters the University. Here you will find books and other material related to the subjects taught in every degree, which you can use to help you with your studies.


Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

Another service which may be very important in your academic life is the Teaching and Student Service, which supervises and organises all the issues, procedures and formalities related to the academic world. Here you will find help with activities such as pre-registration, enrolment, grants, academic records, official certificates, etc. It is on the first floor of the Rectorate building. Office hours: Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 1.30pm. The Language and Terminology Office (SLT) organises and solves all the needs Universitat Jaume I has regarding the linguistic models to be used. Its main objectives are promoting the use of Catalan and providing for all the needs of the university community regarding advice on and knowledge of other languages. The SLT also organises, supervises and has courses for foreign students who may wish to learn Catalan and/or Spanish. If you are interested in learning or improving your knowledge of another language, you can use the Self-Access Language Centre (CAL), which has computers with language-learning software and on-line activities, tapes with activities, self-study exercises, and magazines, among other services. The Universitat Jaume I also shows great concern for society, and it does so through the Rincn de la Solidaridad (The Solidarity Corner), which offers different alternatives to dinamise the solidary interest of both the University and its students. The Office for International and Educational Cooperation (OCIE) is a service which can improve your study programme because it is responsible for arranging and managing national and international educational programmes and exchange programmes. It also arranges and supervises work placements as part of the academic syllabus, occupational development programmes and job programmes. The Health Centre offers basic health-care assistance inside the campus. It is on the ground floor of the TD building (School of Technology and Experimental Sciences). It is open to the public Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 1.30pm and 4.00 to 8.00pm. At this University there are many other activities you can take part in: Culture, leisure, sports, etc. These activities are coordinated by the Socio-cultural Activities Service (SASC), which creates, coordinates and evaluates the cultural programmes Universitat Jaume I carries out. In general, it offers different socio-cultural activities such as video workshops, photography courses, summer courses, and concerts, among others. The Sports Service main objective is to contribute to the best education plan for students and staff and to offer them the chance to take part in sports activities (catamaran, aerobic, athletics, dancing, golf, karate, and referee courses, among others) as a healthy complement to academic work. While you are at university, you may feel the need to complain about something. Should that be the case, you should address yourself to the University Community Ombudsman, which is the body, represented by a person appointed by the Faculty, which defends and protects the rights and interests of the University community. This

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

body deals with complaints, remarks and suggestions which have not been seen to through the normal channels. The University Community Ombudsman office is on the first floor of the Rectorate building. Office hours: Monday to Friday, 10.00am-2.00pm and 4.00-7.00pm. If on finishing your degree you wish to develop and improve your training further to improve your chances to find a good job, you can go to the Postgraduate and Continuing Education Centre where you will find information about postgraduate courses and masters degrees. If you need to have an official record of any document from the University, you should go to the General Registry Office. This office is on the first floor of the Rectorate building. Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 2.00pm and 5.00-7.00pm. The Computing Service is very important for all students at Universitat Jaume I because it offers a set of services, such as access to e-mail, consulting academic records, and the Internet, as well as having 24 computer rooms for class use and three free-access computer rooms. Addresses which may be useful for Psychopedagogy undergraduates: SERVICES Switchboard Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FCHS) Reception. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FCHS) InfoCampus Guidance Degree Director: Auxiliadora Sales Ciguet TELEPHONE NUMBER 964728000 964729814 E-MAIL ADDRESS / WEB PAGE


964387095/96 964387097/98 964387088 964729808


Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

You have already gone through all the information regarding this degree. You could say you now it quite well. However, before you go on, make sure you have taken the following into account: The entry requirements. The degrees syllabus, with all the subjects, contents, timetables, previous knowledge required and so on. The opinions from graduates who have completed the degree at Universitat Jaume I and those of the teachers. The areas in which a Psychopedagogy graduate can work and the tasks he/she will have to carry out as part of his/her job. If you have already studied all those aspects, you are now ready to assess whether this degree fulfils your academic and professional ambitions. Do you still have doubts? Do you need further information or help in any other aspect of university life? ASK YOUR CAREERS ADVISER AT YOUR COLLEGE


Soon you will have to decide which university degree suits your academic abilities and professional ambitions best. To do this, you must take into account all the aspects which may influence your future. Now, it is time to make a decision. To make that choice easier, we offer some advice which you may find helpful: - Think about all the information you have learnt about the degree and your plans for the future. Make a list of aims and objectives. - Take into account all the aspects which may influence your decision: Your interest in the degree. Whether your parents like it or not. The time you need to complete your studies. The money you need to complete your studies. Whether you fulfil the entry requirements. Professional prestige. Degrees difficulty. Influence from friends and/or relatives.

Psychopedagogy Degree
Diplomas and Degrees at Universitat Jaume I

Career prospects. Willingness to study abroad. Others. - Finally, remember that not all those aspects above are equally important to make a decision. Therefore, we suggest you do the following exercise: Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of the Psychopedagogy Degree. Give points from 1 to 5 (1=not very important, 5=very important) to each advantage and disadvantage. Finally, add up all the points obtained for the advantages and disadvantages of this degree. Compare them with those obtained by other degrees.

Advantages Points: 1 to 5 Disadvantages Points: 1 to 5



It is you who has to study this degree. You are planning your personal and professional development. Your choice should be made over good information. You must decide for yourselves! Before you do so, if you think you still have doubts and you need more information: ASK YOUR CAREERS ADVISER AT YOUR COLLEGE