The subject "Civil Procedural Law" includes a four-week four-month period with three hours of classroom lessons per week, divided into a 1.5-hour master class and a complementary practical class of 1.5 hours.
The health emergency caused by the incidence of COVID-19 has had to transform all its teachings to teaching in synchronous online mode since mid-March 2020. This time interval until the pandemic is overcome, of unknown duration, requires a new teaching model that meets sanitary conditions and that takes into account a possible different scenario. The possibility of a new outbreak in the spread of the virus that forces the temporary suspension of all university activities for its containment must also be considered.
During the academic year 2020-21, the possibility of combining two scenarios is considered, depending on the epidemiological and health situation. The first of them, defined as New Normality, would allow teaching activities to be carried out in person, but limited due to the sanitary restrictions necessary to prevent the spread of the virus. The second scenario or new Containment Period would be produced by a re-emergence of the virus that would compel the competent authorities to decree a period of confinement in which any type of classroom activity on campus was not possible.
If there is a period of population confinement or very severe restrictions on the mobility and gathering of people, UC3M, as it did in the 2019-20 academic year, would close all face-to-face activity on campus. In this situation, teaching will be carried out synchronously online at the times established by the centers, through the Blackboard Collaborate tool supported on the UC3M Virtual Classroom platform.
In this context, for the 2020-2021 academic year, a hybrid or bimodal teaching model has been adopted. This new model maintains the traditional scheme of teaching at the university, in which the students in the standard subjects have two weekly sessions of equal duration, one in a master group or an aggregate of theoretical orientation, which will be taught online and synchronously, and another in a small group with more applied guidance that will be taught in person. So:
-. Synchronous online teaching, with a more theoretical orientation, will be taught in aggregate groups. The master classes will be given in aggregate groups and will be devoted to the exposition of the fundamental concepts of the program. Efforts will also be made to mark the common thread of the different contents of the course and to give an overview of the subject. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the practical-complementary classes will affect the essential or most difficult points, either through collective work (groups of 3-7 people), or through individual practices.
-. Face-to-face teaching will be taught in small, small groups, with the aim of complying with the provisions and sanitary measures in the classrooms. The complementary practical classes will be taught in small groups and their content will be as heterogeneous as possible, adapting to the particularities of the specific subject in which it is intended to deepen.
Among the different activities planned in principle (without prejudice to the changes, inclusions or exclusions that derive from the dynamics of the course) the following are planned:
* Exercises for applying positive law to real assumptions
* Preparation and presentation of certain topics
* Assistance to real judgments (optional)
* Discussion and debate on controversial issues
* Viewing recordings of different legal proceedings
* Preparation and development of a judicial process by students from the beginning of the process until its conclusion in the first instance
The tutoring regime will be comprised of a collective tutoring for each small group and the individual tutorials requested by the students and the teacher considers pertinent.