Intercultural Competences (2014/2015)

Course code
4S000569
Name of lecturer
Agostino Portera
Coordinator
Agostino Portera
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIB dal Apr 20, 2015 al Jun 7, 2015.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  

Learning outcomes

AIMS AND FEATURES:

The aim of the course is to analyse the themes related to pedagogical education in the time of pluralism and complexity. Pedagogy plays a crucial role in facing many of the current crisis and conflicts. In particular, the course aims at identifying the most suitable pedagogical approaches, and at clarifying the most effective and efficient intervention opportunities. The course deals with the most recent developments in the field of intercultural pedagogy, and it provides the opportunity to reflect on the training opportunities and methods in relation to the globalisation and the global interdependence.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

The course aims at acquiring theoretical knowledge about intercultural pedagogy and, moreover, at providing intercultural competences in order to create and apply educational projects in a complex society. The course pays particular attention to the building of these competences in terms of understanding the skills and the attitudes, experiencing a number of intercultural methods, cooperative learning, coaching, etc.
- Knowledge: pedagogy and intercultural competences funding concepts; competences assessing methods and their limits.
- Understanding: intercultural pedagogy role, intercultural pedagogy importance in the various life and educational contexts of intervention.
- Application skills: the course provides intercultural competences aimed at identifying and managing conflicts and at seizing the opportunities in a complex, interdependent, and multicultural society.

Syllabus

COURSE PROGRAMME:

1) Globalisation, crisis of values and crisis of education.
2)The central position of pedagogy and education in the modern society.
3) Educational strategies in relation to pluralism and diversity (transcultural, multicultural, and intercultural pedagogy).
4) Intercultural pedagogy as an answer to the multicultural society.
5) Intercultural competences for the complex, interdependent, and multicultural society.

EXAMINATION TEXTS
General part
PORTERA, A., Manuale di Pedagogia interculturale, Laterza, Roma, 2013

Monographic part

- AA.VV., Competenze interculturali, Angeli, Milano, 2013.
-MILANI, M., Competenze interculturali nel settore educativo, Quiedit, Verona, 2015.
- AA.VV., Gestione dei conflitti e mediazione interculturale, Franco Angeli, Milano 2005.

Specific tests will be implemented, and they will be considered as an integral part of the examination programme. For further reading and in-depht analysis about the practical part, one of the following texts (not used in previous examinations) will be used:

*- *PORTERA, A., BÖHM W., SECCO, L., Educabilità, educazione e Pedagogia nella società complessa. UTET, Torino, 2007.
- *AGOSTI A. (A CURA DI), La formazione, Franco Angeli, Milano 2006
- *AA.VV., Educazione interculturale alla cittadinanza, Carocci, Roma, 2008.
- QUAGLINO G.P., Fare formazione, Il Mulino Bologna 1985
- *SANTERINI, M., Formazione Interculturale: teoria e pratica. Unicopli, Milano, 2007.
- *GUIDETTI, B., Educazione e pedagogia interculturale in azienda. Angeli, Milano, 2008.
- CORTE, M., Comunicazione e giornalismo interculturale, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
- * LAMBERTI S., Apprendimento cooperativo e educazione interculturale, Erickson, Trento, 2010.
- *PORTERA, A. Globalizzazione e pedagogia interculturale, Erickson, Trento, 2006.
- PORTERA, A., La pedagogia interculturale nella teoria e nella pratica, CEDAM, Padova, 2000
- PORTERA, A., ALBERTINI G., LAMBERTI S., Disabilità dello sviluppo, educazione e Cooperative Learning, Angeli, 2013
- 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
- Brezinka, W. L’educazione in una società disorientata. Armando, Roma, 1989.
- Brezinka, W., Obiettivi e limiti dell’educazione, Armando, Roma, 2002.
- FRABBONI F. et alli, Le parole della Pedagogia, Boringhieri, Torino, 2007.
- BREZINKA, W., Obiettivi e limiti dell’educazione, Armando, Roma, 2002.
- AA.VV., Educazione interculturale nel contesto internazionale Guerini, Milano, 2006.
- AA.VV., Educazione e pedagogia interculturale in Italia e in Europa, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2003.

*recommended text for students not attending classes.

Assessment methods and criteria

ASSESSING METHODS

The teaching and assessing methods will be communicated at the beginning of the courses. For further reading and in depth-analysis, students not attending the course must choose among the recommended texts or they must agree the exam programme with the lecturer.