Intercultural Education (2007/2008)

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Agostino Portera
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Sem. II A dal Feb 18, 2008 al Apr 12, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide experts in formative processes with the knowledge and the instruments essential to the achievement of assumptions of intercultural pedagogy, in order that the - frequently happening - encounter (and the education) between subjects belonging to different cultures and ethnic groups may really represent an opportunity of common growing and enrichment.


1. Intercultural pedagogy as a solution to globalization and complexity.
2. Intercultural pedagogy in the practice in Italy (programmes, text-book).
3. Analysis of didactic projects on intercultural education.

Testi per l’esame
-PORTERA, A. Globalizzazione e pedagogia interculturale, Erickson, Trento, 2006.
-PORTERA, A., La pedagogia interculturale nella teoria e nella pratica, CEDAM, Padova, 2000.

To deepen the topic students should choose one of the following books:
-*GUIDETTI, B., Educazione e pedagogia interculturale in azienda. In corso di stampa, CEDAM, Padova, 2007.*CORTE, M., Comunicazione e giornalismo interculturale, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
-*AA.VV., Gestione dei conflitti e mediazione interculturale, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2005.
-AA.VV., Pedagogia interculturale in Italia e Europa, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2003.
-FAVARO, G. FUMAGALLI, M. (a cura di), capirsi diversi. Idee e pratiche di mediazione interculturale. Carocci, Roma, 2004
-PORTERA, A., Tesori sommersi. Angeli, Milano, 2003.
- AA.VV., Educazione interculturale nel contesto internazionale Guerini, Milano, 2006.
-*PORTERA, A., L’educazione interculturale in famiglia, La scuola, Brescia, 2004.
-SANTERINI, M., Intercultura. La scuola, Brescia, 2003.
-SECCO, L., PORTERA, A., L’educazione umanistica interculturale nelle istituzioni educative, CEDAM, 1999.
-OUELLET, F., Tolleranza e relativismo, Unicopli, Milano 2002
-PEROTTI, A., La via obbligata dell’interculturalità, EMI, Bologna 1994.
-TENTORI, T., Il rischio della certezza, Studium, Roma 1989
-ZANNIELLO, G. (a cura di), La dimensione interculturale dell’insegnamento, Palumbo, Palermo, 2003.
-REICH H.H., HOLZBRECHER A. ROTH H.J., Fachdidaktik interkulturell. Leske u. Budrich, Opladen 2000.
-GOGOLIN I., KRÜGER-POTRATZ MARIANNE, Einführung in die interkulturelle Pädagogik. Budrich, Opladen 2006.
-GUNDARA J, Interculturalism, Education and inclusion, Chapman, London, 2000.

*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.