Subject: Recreation/Occupation Strategies

Scientific Area:

Social Work and Orientation


72 Hours

Number of ECTS:




Overall objectives:

1 - Perform occupational and recreational activities, in different contexts and appropriate it to the the person, family and community' conditions;
2 - Articulate its intervention in a multidisciplinary and networked philosophy;
3 - Intervene with individuals/groups or populations with specific needs, promoting their personal and socio-community development;
4 - Develop the time and leisure' occupation .


1 - Concepts of recreation and occupation;
2 - Recreation and occupation strategies for the person, family and community with specific needs in different contexts;
3 - Scope of intervention;
4 - Individual and group games and dynamics;
5 - Leisure planning activities;
6 - Recreation/occupation at different stages of the life cycle.


Donna, B.; Phillip, H. , 2007 , Manual de Jogos Educativos - 140 Jogos para Professores e Animadores de Grupos , Lisboa: Padrões Culturais
Jacob, L. , 2008 , Animação de Idosos ? Atividades. (4.ª ed.) , Porto: Ambar
Lopes, M.S. & Pereira, J.D.L. , 2009 , Animação sociocultural na terceira idade , Porto: Livpsic
Silva, T. A. C.; Gonçalves, K. G. F. , 2017 , Manual de Lazer e Recreação - O Mundo Lúdico ao Alcance de Todos. (2.ª ed.) , São Paulo: Phorte Editora

Assesssment methods and criteria:

Classification Type: Quantitativa (0-20)

Evaluation Methodology:
Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20) Evaluation according to model B of the UMa learning assessment regulation, notably in normal season: 1 frequency (50%), 1 group work (50%) The approval of the curricular unit implies approval in all components (minimum 9.5 values). There is a possibility of recovery at a time of resource/improvement or special. The final classification is expressed on the scale of 0 to 20 values and is the responsibility of the teacher.