Department for Education and
Social Action (DEAS)
The Clinical Orthopedagogy and Family Sciences Units have come together to create the Department for Education and Social Action (DEAS) in order to pool their resources to organise courses, to collaborate and to contribute their services to society.
The department's main themes focus on equal opportunities, open coaching, and social inclusion. They combine teaching, research and intervention in which the two units are involved. The ultimate aim is to combat problems related to disability, ageing, families, social action, and the quality of services and institutions in which these human and social issues are addressed.
As far as teaching is concerned, the department offers three subjects:
One of the department’s main priorities is to develop continued education programmes for social workers.
As for research, the department is implicated in the three main taught subjects at the FPSE with regard to:
DEAS also intervenes in matters related to society. The issue of social inclusion is met with great interest in the field of psychological and social professions. This domain covers institutions of social action, mediation, education, and educational assistance for families and young people in difficulty, residential services, structures for people affected by age-related diseases, assistance and health services for precarious individuals, the homeless, and migrants. The department is constantly developing collaborations that focus on tool sharing, additional approaches, and expansion of educational and support devices, among many more, with a view to better meet the needs of those requiring psychological and social support.