Intercultural teaching methodology (2010/2011)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Stefania Lamberti
Stefania Lamberti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 2A dal Feb 21, 2011 al Apr 10, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 2A
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 1:30 PM - 3:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 12:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students will be able:
- To elaborate a proper and critical definition of what “intercultural didactic” is.
- To know and to use the more appropriate intercultural didactic methods.
- To know and to use different methods to promote: acceptance, contact and dialogue, valorization of differences, comparison, interaction and effective management of conflicts.
- To analyze critically didactical proposals and projects aimed at promoting intercultural education.
- To elaborate effective educational projects to promote intercultural education.


The course will tackle the following topics:
 Pedagogy, Education, Intercultural Didactic.
 Methods, contents, skills, contexts of intercultural didactic.
 The right practices: from acceptance to integration.
 Didactical action in educational contexts.
LAMBERTI S., Cooperative Learning e educazione interculturale. Percorsi e attività per la scuola primaria, Erickson, Trento, 2010.
DEMETRIO D., FAVARO G., Didattica interculturale. Nuovi sguardi, competenze, percorsi, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2002.
In addition to the general bibliography, students should choose one of the following textbooks:
GIUSTI Mariangela, Pedagogia interculturale. Teorie, metodologia, laboratori, Laterza, Roma-Bari, 2004.
LAMBERTI S., Cooperative Learning: una metodologia per la gestione efficace dei conflitti, Cedam, Padova, 2006.
MILAN G., La dimensione “tra”, fondamento pedagogico dell’interculturalità, Cleup, Padova, 2002.
MILAN G., Educare all’incontro. La pedagogia di Martin Buber, Città Nuova, Roma, 2002..
NANNI A., CURCI S., Buone pratiche per fare intercultura, EMI, Bologna, 2005.
PORTERA A., Globalizzazione e pedagogia interculturale. Interventi nella scuola, Erickson, Trento, 2006.
PORTERA A., BÖHM W., SECCO L., Educabilità, Educazione e pedagogia nella società complessa Lineamenti introduttivi, Utet, Novara, 2007.

Memorandum: in order to allow students to elaborate knowledge and to encourage the development of skills the teaching method used during the course will be the cooperative learning.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam is organized in two parts:
- A written elaboration of a didactic project.
- An oral discussion in which students will have to prove the knowledge of the textbooks.