Intercultural Education (2007/2008)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Agostino Portera
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. I B dal Nov 12, 2007 al Dec 20, 2007.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 3:40 PM - 6:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Tuesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall Artigliere  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall Artigliere  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide professional educationists with the appropriate knowledge concerning intercultural pedagogy, considered the best solution to pluralism, to globalization, to the multiethnic and multicultural society. Besides the historical development, particular attention will be given to the methodological and didactic aspects, with a comparison with other European countries. During classes, the application both in an educational context, and in a familiar, political, religious and social context will be considered.


1.Development of intercultural pedagogy as a solution to globalization and complexity.
2.Stereotypes, prejudices, intercultural education in the Italian school.
3.Concrete possibility of intercultural education in family.

Testi per l’esame
- PORTERA, A., Educazione interculturale in famiglia, La scuola, Brescia, 2004.
- AA.VV., Educazione interculturale nel contesto internazionale Guerini, Milano, 2006.
- AA.VV., Pedagogia interculturale in Italia e in Europa, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2003.

To deepen the topic students should choose one of the following books:
-SANTERINI, M., Formazione Interculturale: teoria e pratica. Unicopli, Milano, 2007.
-*GUIDETTI, B., Educazione e pedagogia interculturale in azienda. In corso di stampa, CEDAM, Padova, 2007.*LAMBERTI S., Cooperative learning e pedagogia interculturale, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
-*CORTE, M., Comunicazione e giornalismo interculturale, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
-OUELLET F., Tolleranza e relativismo, Unicopli, Milano 2002.
-*DUSI, P. Flussi migratori e problematiche di vita sociale. Verso una pedagogia dell’intercultura, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2000.
-PORTERA, A. Globalizzazione e pedagogia (interculturale), Erickson, Trento, 2006.
-PORTERA, A., Tesori sommersi. Emigrazione, identità, bisogni educativi interculturali, F. Angeli, Milano, 1999.
-PORTERA, A., La pedagogia interculturale nella teoria e nella pratica, CEDAM, Padova, 2000
-SANTERINI, M., Intercultura. La scuola, Brescia, 2003.
-ANDOLFI, M. (a cura di), Famiglie immigrate e psicoterapia transculturale. F. Angeli, Milano, 2004
-FAVARO, G. FUMAGALLI, M. (a cura di), capirsi diversi. Idee e pratiche di mediazione interculturale. Carocci, Roma, 2004

* suggested book for those who do not attend lessons.

Those who do not attend classes have to choose one of the suggested books or agree on the program of the exam with the professor

Assessment methods and criteria

written and oral examination.

Teaching aids