Public policy analysis
Goal of the course
The students work in teams of 4 on an actual societal problem in Flanders. They investigate how different stakeholders define this problem and then choose their own scope. Once the problem is defined sharp enough they start looking for possible solutions. The options are systematically screened and evaluated to select the best one. That solution will be presented in the form of a policy advice.
This course is mandatory for 2nd bachelor BPM, the linking course and preparatory program BPM and 3rd bachelor PSW. These students are already familiar with institutional - governmental setting of our country and are expected to follow media and current developments and trends.
Input at the start
An external organisation can suggest a problem for which the students will make a group assignment in this course.
A developed analysis of the problem at hand and advice for a solution.
In this course very diverse topics are handled such as the staff shortage in Flemish residential care centres, the high costs of school materials for socially vulnerable families, unacceptable behavior during sports and leisure activities, the lack of shelter for grazing animals, the water shortage in Flanders, etc.