Intercultural education for childhood and adolescence (2007/2008)

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Name of lecturer
Stefania Lamberti
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Sem. II B dal Apr 21, 2008 al May 31, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Sem. II B
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Friday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  

Learning outcomes

Today’s society that is more multicultural, complex and global is the background of interdependent existence. The quality of interpersonal relationships depends on the personal capacity to live everyday challenges as opportunities.
Thise course is structured in a way that offers the participants an epistemologic in-depth examination of intercultural pedagogy using some educational and teaching strategies for a concrete approach to children and pre-adolescents.


- Intercultural pedagogy as a possible answer to the complex global changes
- Cooperative Learning as a method for intercultural education
- Conflict management and intercultural education
- Educational projects for early childhood and youth

During the course, Cooperative Learning workshops will be held using a methodology for intercultural education where concrete experiences of projects done with children and youth will be presented.

Texts used for the exam:
- LAMBERTI S., Cooperative Learning: una metodologia per la gestione efficace dei conflitti, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
- PORTERA A., Educazione interculturale nel contesto internazionale, Guerini, Milano, 2006

A choice of one of the following:
PORTERA A., Educazione interculturale in famiglia. La Scuola, Brescia, 2004.
PORTERA A., DUSI P. (a cura di), Gestione interculturale dei conflitti e mediazione. Franco Angeli, Milano 2005.
SANTERINI M., Intercultura, La Scuola, Brescia, 2003.
SANTERINI M., Formazione interculturale: teoria e pratica, Unicopli, Milano, 2007
SILVA C., Dall’incontro alla relazione. Il rapporto tra scuola e famiglie immigrate, Unicopli, Milano, 2004.
SILVA C., L’educazione interculturale: modelli e percorsi, Del Cerro, Pisa, 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam on the required texts and possible integration of the writing of an educational project.