Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student - is able to use different intervention methods and to place the specific knowledge on the basis of different organizational functions; - is able to have a confrontation with others about the cognitive and meta-cognitive dimensions of the educational process as well as on the social and ethical responsibilities in practising the profession; - is able to analyze case studies in different contexts, doing reflections about the applied method.

Course contents

Social Planning. A skill for Educators

The social and cultural Educators “will know the legislation pertaining to the personal services, their organisation and structure and know how to operate within them, but they also will possess good skills for analysing social and territorial contexts. They will be able to work in groups in an effective and proactive fashion, they will know the principles of effective communication and know how to use them within the contexts of small and large groups; (…) will have a good command of the knowledge pertaining to sciences of education, conception, planning and evaluating educational interventions and project” (course website, Presentation).

So this workshop will focus on planning, managing, evaluating educational social project;

- The method of project managing for the Expert in social and cultural education: fundamental elements centering on the client.

- The Project Cycle Management for the Expert in social and cultural education.

- The method in project planning in NGOs.


Ascoli, U., Pavolini, E. (a cura di) (2017), Volontariato e innovazione sociale oggi in Italia, Bologna: Il Mulino.

Leone, L., Prezza, M., (2003), Costruire e valutare i progetti nel sociale. Milano: Franco Angeli Ed.

A. Traverso, A. (2016), Metodologia della progettazione educativa. Roma: Carocci ed.

Voce: Progetto (2018) in Panciroli C. (a cura di), Educare nella città. Percorsi di didattica interdisciplinare, Milano: Franco Angeli.

Borzaga, C., Fazzi, L. (2011), Le imprese sociali, Roma: Le bussole Carocci

Giaccardi C., Magatti M. (2020), Nella fine è l’inizio, Bologna: Il Mulino

Morin E., (2020), Cambiamo strada, Milano: Raffaello Cortina

Morlini A. (a cura di), (2016) Intraprendere nella complessità, Roma: Carocci

Izquieta Etulain, J. L. (2011) Voluntariado y tercer sector. Cultura, participación cívica y organizaciones solidarias, Madrid: Editorial tecnos

Teaching methods

In the workshop we will use active methodologies such as group exercises, role playing, simulations and analysis of the case, active lessons based on the characteristics of the group classroom. It will be proposed to the participants to produce documents, during the meeting. At the end of the course it will be asked a short paper summary of the experience. It's therefore essential a continuous and active attendance.

Assessment methods

There are no formal tests relating to learning; however, it requires the constant, active participation. The final assessment is not expressed in a numeric value.

Teaching tools

See Didactic methods. In case of special needs, please contact the teacher.

Office hours

See the website of Simona Nicolini


Good health and well-being Reduced inequalities Sustainable cities Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.