Intercultural Competences (2020/2021)

Course code
4S000569
Name of lecturer
Agostino Portera
Coordinator
Agostino Portera
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding 1. Knowing and Understanding the fundamental concepts of intercultural competences, their operating methods and the limits of their measurement. 2. Understanding the meaning and value of working and research methods of intercultural education in different contexts. Applying knowledge and understanding 1. Improving the own intercultural competences, by development of practical educational projects and pedagogical researches. 2. Using the acquired intercultural competences, verifying their validity and effectiveness in all the situations, especially in those characterized by conflicts generated by ethnic, social or cultural differences. 3. Developing the ability of learning from own personal, cultural and professional experience in heterogeneous contexts.

Syllabus

1. Fundamental elements of general and intercultural pedagogy:
- fundamental elements of general pedagogy and new pedagogical movements (problematicism, empiricism, personalism);
- epistemology and development of transcultural and multicultural pedagogy;
- epistemology and development of intercultural pedagogy.
2. Researches and models of intercultural competences:
- critical reflection on models and theories of intercultural competence;
- modus operandi and limitations on the assessment of intercultural competences;
- functioning of a model of intercultural competences developed in Verona.
3. Methods of intercultural education in the educational practice:
- intercultural competence at school, at home, in the jobs, in the media and in society;
- management of conflicts and intercultural mediation;
- cooperative learning, problem solving, management of heterogeneous and complex groups.




BOOKS (total books that have to be studied:5. Four are the same for all the students, one has to be freely chosen)


General part
1) PORTERA, A., Manuale di Pedagogia interculturale, Laterza, Roma, 2020.

Monographic part

2) CHOEN-EMERIQUE, M., Per un approccio interculturale nelle professioni sociali e educative. Erickson, Trento, 2017.
3) AA.VV., Gestione dei conflitti e mediazione interculturale, Franco Angeli, Milano 2005.
4) MILANI, M., A scuola di competenze interculturali. Metodi e pratiche pedagogiche per l’inclusione scolastica. F. Angeli, Milano, 2017.

The course includes theoretical-practical exercises that are an integral part of the exam programme. One of the following texts (that won’t have to be used for other exams) has to be used to analyze in depth the practical part:


* text recommended for not-attending students

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Milani, M. A scuola di competenze interculturali. Metodi e pratiche pedagogiche per l'inclusione scolastica FrancoAngeli 2017 Quarto libro /Fourth Book Mandatory/Obbligatorio PS Another book has to be chosen from the list in the program (total books: 5)/ Oltre ai libri obbligatori è necessario scegliere un testo tra quelli presenti nella lista. In totale i libri da studiare sono 5.
AA.VV., Gestione dei conflitti e mediazione interculturale FrancoAngeli 2005 Terzo libro /Third book Mandatory/Obbligatorio PS Another book has to be chosen from the list in the program (total books: 5)/ Oltre ai libri obbligatori è necessario scegliere un testo tra quelli presenti nella lista. In totale i libri da studiare sono 5.
PORTERA, A. Manuale di Pedagogia interculturale Laterza 2020 Primo libro / First book Mandatory/Obbligatorio PS Another book has to be chosen from the list in the program (total books: 5)/ Oltre ai libri obbligatori è necessario scegliere un testo tra quelli presenti nella lista. In totale i libri da studiare sono 5.
CHOEN-EMERIQUE, M. Per un approccio interculturale nelle professioni sociali e educative. Erickson 2017 Secondo libro/ Second book Mandatory/Obbligatorio PS Another book has to be chosen from the list in the program (total books: 5)/ Oltre ai libri obbligatori è necessario scegliere un testo tra quelli presenti nella lista. In totale i libri da studiare sono 5.

Assessment methods and criteria

The educational and evaluation learning modalities will be communicated at the beginning of the lessons. The exam aims at verifying the level of achievement of the educational objectives previously mentioned. The exam is oral on all the textbooks.