Cultural Mediation in Educational services - MEDIAZIONE CULTURALE NEI SERVIZI EDUCATIVI (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Rosanna Cima
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 1B dal Nov 9, 2020 al Jan 9, 2021.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding Module1: Cultural mediation in educational services 1. To know and understand the main models of encounter with each other, matured at the rise of the "Modern Age" in relation to the conquest of continents and the structuring of a "we European". 2. To know the contents of the main theories of the "pedagogies of the South" of the world and understand their universal value. 3. To know and understand the approach of the pedagogy of the meeting. 4. To know and understand the main theories that guide cultural mediation in educational services. Module 2: Cultural mediation laboratory in educational services 1. To know the methods that characterize cultural mediation in educational services and understand the circularity between theory-method-practice. Applying knowledge and understanding Module1: Cultural mediation in educational services 1. Be able to situate one's own pedagogical knowledge to interact constructively with educational models from other languages, religions and realities brought about by migration. 2. Knowing how to use the theories and methods of cultural mediation to build educational contexts that realize a pedagogy of the encounter. 3. Knowing how to read the dangers of racialization within educational discourse / planning and be able to reformulate its actions. Module 2: Laboratorio di mediazione culturale nei servizi educativi 1. To practice in applying the theories of pedagogy of the meeting and the methods of cultural mediation in the educational accompaniment of people and families.


Classes are about meeting pedagogy, in the different spaces (frameworks) of educational community work.
Which knowledge is necessary to educate your own look? Which meeting culture is possible in social differences? How to build micro-communities in the territories and build educational services?
De(s)colonial thought will be studied together with cultural mediation. We will compare ourselves with the books of Chinua Achebe, a Nigerian writer and with experiences of educational and ethnographic research.

Referral texts/book
1 – Cima Rosanna, Attraverso lo sguardo per una pedagogia dell’incontro, Carocci 2019.
2 - Taliani Simona, Non esistono culture innocenti. Gli antropologi, le famiglie spossessate e i bambini adottabili, in L’Uomo, 2014, n. 2, pp. 45-65.

Choose one between:
Chinua Achebe, Il crollo (titolo originale: Things Fall Apart, 1958)
Chinua Achebe, Ormai a disagio (titolo originale: Things Fall Apart, 1960)
Chinua Achebe, La freccia di Dio (titolo originale: Arrow of God, 1964)

Teaching methods
Active/reflective, course diary writing.
Classes will be kept by online streaming, if presencial won’t be possible.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Cima Rosanna Attraverso lo sguardo. Per una pedagogia dell'incontro Carocci 2019 9788843078059
Chinua Achebe Il crollo   a scelta
Chinua Achebe La freccia di Dio   a scelta
Taliani Simona Non esistono culture innocenti. Gli antropologi, le famiglie spossessate e i bambini adottabili 2014
Chinua Achebe Ormai a disagio   a scelta

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam modality: oral discussion.
each student 7 days before the exam must send the course diary to the teacher by email (
In moodle will be inserted the indications for the construction of the diary


The assessment of the test is based on the 0-30 scale.
The criteria for the evaluation of the oral exam are:
- personal reworking of contents in the relationship between theory and practice;
- mastery of the specific language of the discipline;
- argumentative ability.

ERASMUS students are asked to contact the teacher at the beginning of the courses to agree on texts and assessment tests together.