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

Sem. II A
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Friday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall Artigliere  
Sem. II B
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Friday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall Artigliere  

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.
The complexity of the interaction with individuals, families and different groups for languages, etnie and cultures, more and more actual and diffused both in the society and in the places of job, you/he/she has put educators, therapists and social operators in front of methodological difficulty, techniques and theorists. The logics in fact with which to intend and to appraise models of education, formative trials, eziologie, preventions and cares they are born from saperi, forms of knowledge and conception of the world at times completely different.
The participants in the course will be invited therefore to question him on the particularities of the education and the forms of initiation, of the conceptions of the illness and the care, of the order and of the disorder in western cultures and not western, keeping in mind both of the traditional and modern saperis, and of the lived personal.


The course proposes him to understand through what forms of knowledge and formality of job is possible:
to) the recognition of mutual cultural, educational and therapeutic models
b) the individualization of devices that succeeds in activating in the practices operational processes of mediation among people, groups and community of different cultures
c) .the activation of processes of transformation and change, necessary to the solution of the conflicts and the attainment of conciliations and accords among the parts themselves.
The course will be so articulated:
1) comparative methods and forms of knowledge:
- Theories and methods in the search, in the clinic and in the formation
- Cosmogonies and conceptions of the world
2) generations and transmission of the to know
• Educational practices and forms of initiation
• Order and disorder, the evil and the illness
3) devices and practices of mediation
- Educators and therapists, Interpreters and mediators
- Babel: languages, translations, misunderstandings and betrayals
- The presence of the word: sacred words and profane words
4) The life and the death and his/her rites
- Rites of passage and sacrificial rites
- Masks and Of the between tradition and modernity
- Healers of Africa subsahariana and sciamani of Mongolia

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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