Anthropology of Education (2007/2008)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Gabriel Maria Sala
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. II A, Sem. II B

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

In the picture of the sciences of the education the course will propose a comparison with educational models, forms of knowledge and transmission of the to know in different society. Particularly, using methodologies and different techniques of search, the game, the theater and the party it will be analyzed in different cultures.
The participants in the course will be guests to question him on the forms of game on their connections in the educational practices, in the forms of initiation, in the cares and therapies of western cultures and not western, keeping in mind both of the traditional and modern saperis, and of the lived personal.


1) models of game and forms of experience
- The passion for the game and the desire to play
- To learn to play and to lose the ability to play
2) to play and to gamble away the life
- The case and the necessity: fortune and hazard
- Competition and agonismo: to know how to win to know how to lose
3) parties and ritual plays
- Disguises, splittings and masks
- Illusions: jugglers and game of the parts
- The tragic one and the comedian in the party
4) the destiny and the game of the life:
- Rites, forms of knowledge and divination
- The signs of the destiny: Mesopotamia, Greece and China
- Gnosi, cabal and tarots: between Dioniso and Shakespeare
5) games of seduction:
- Ebrezza and ecstasy
- Abduction and possession
6) nostalgia and voices of the other worlds
a) Healers in Africa subsahariana and sciamani of Mongolia
b) Parties and recurrences among saints and of the, alive and dead
c) The great game

Assessment methods and criteria

The evaluation will happen during all through the course and will be realized through an experimentation programmed of:
- autovalutazione of the performance and the individual jobs and of group
- individualization of qualitative tools of evaluation and evaluation of the learnings, of the readings, of the didactic model and of the same organization of the course
- evaluation open of the final wise man.

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