Intercultural Education (2008/2009)

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Name of lecturer
Agostino Portera
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Sem. I A dal Oct 1, 2008 al Nov 16, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims to provide to professional educationists the appropriate knowledge concerning intercultural pedagogy, that is considered the best solution to pluralism, to globalization, to the multiethnic and multicultural society. Besides the historical development, particular attention will be given to the methodological and didactic aspects, as well with a comparison with other European countries. During classes, the application both in an educational context, and in a familiar, political, religious and social context will be considered.


1.Development of intercultural pedagogy as solution to globalization and complexity.
2.Stereotypes, prejudices, intercultural education in the Italian school.
3.Concrete possibility of intercultural education in family.

- PORTERA, A., Educazione interculturale in famiglia, La scuola, Brescia, 2004.
- AA.VV., Educazione interculturale nel contesto internazionale Guerini, Milano, 2006.
- AA.VV., Pedagogia interculturale in Italia e in Europa, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2003.

Modalità didattiche
To deepen the topic students should choice one of the texts in attachment:
-*DUSI, P. Riconoscere l’altro per averne cura. Linee di pedagogia familiare nella società multiculturale, La scuola, Brescia, 2007.
-SANTERINI, M., Formazione Interculturale: teoria e pratica. Unicopli, Milano, 2007.
-*GUIDETTI, B., Educazione e pedagogia interculturale in azienda. In corso di stampa, Angeli, Milano, 2008.*LAMBERTI S., Cooperative learning e pedagogia interculturale, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
-*PEDAGOGIA E VITA, Pedagogia dell’intercultura, Numero monografico 1, Gennaio-febbraio 2008.
-CORTE, M., Comunicazione e giornalismo interculturale, CEDAM, Padova, 2006.
-PORTERA, A. Globalizzazione e pedagogia interculturale, Erickson, Trento, 2006.
-PORTERA, A., Tesori sommersi. Emigrazione, identità, bisogni educativi interculturali, F. Angeli, Milano, 1999.
-PORTERA, A., La pedagogia interculturale nella teoria e nella pratica, CEDAM, Padova, 2000
-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
*suggested book for those who do not attend lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

The teaching and assessment methods will be communicated at the beginning of the courses. 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.