31733 - Models of Educational Mediation

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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the general categories-teaching considered in the different fields of extracurricular cultural and social education;-is able to interpret the characteristics of different contexts and to assume teaching strategies for solving problems; - is able to reflect on their own skills as an educator and change their behavior and roles in different social and cultural contexts; strategies group:-know the main techniques related to group work and functioning of the working groups;-is able to carry out in group discussions, to develop projects, to build tools for interpretation of cases;-is able to choose the most appropriate behavioral strategies to promote collaboration between individuals / entities other, identifying synergies and meeting points.

Course contents

The course is composed of two parts: the first (learning mediation models) is run by Prof. Luigi Guerra, the second (group strathegies) is run by Prof. Arianna Taddei.

The first part it's meant to offer to Laurea Triennale per Educatre Sociale e Culturale students, a general framework of contemporary debate on disciplinary maters in learning. A first stage of lessons is dedicated to discuss the epistemologic foundation of learning and its placement in pedagogy, suppling a panoramic of different interpretation from foundative fathers to authors who are the hallmark of contemporary cultural and historical context. The second part shows some of the basic matters related to learning planning (the concept of target, the learning models of individualization and of personalization and their tools). Furthermore they will be discussed other topics related to timing, spaces and social aspects of educative experience. The course goes into especially learning technologies useful for educators in different professional contextes. The first part of classes will be supplied in blended learning modality.

The programming of the second part of the course will deal with a fundamental skill increasingly in demand in educational contexts, in professional circles, in social and political: being able to work in a team. The course is aimed at acquiring the theoretical and methodological foundations of group work in the various fields of social education and cultural extra-curricular activity, the main techniques of animation and facilitation of group work in the social, cultural and political. In addition, it seeks to foster the development of skills to draw on group projects and organize workshops intercultural choose strategies to promote cooperation between individuals/entities other, reflect on their own skills and practices


The materials of the first part of the course are available at the Moodle platform of the University, at:https://elearning-cds.unibo.it/

The bibliographic references relating to this part of the course are present in the platform.

Students not attending will also discuss when examining the following text:
A. Calvani, Principi dell'istruzione e strategie per insegnare - Criteri per una didattica efficace, Carocci, Roma, 2011.

For the second part the reference materials are below:

For all students

1) S. Lamberti, Cooperative Learning: lineamenti introduttivi, QuiEdit, Verona, 2010

2) Taddei A. "Educazione inclusiva e cooperazione internazionale. Un intervento in El Salvador" FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2017.

The students not attending have to study also:

Maccario D., Le nuove professioni educative. La didattica dei servizi socio-culturali e assistenziali, Carocci, Roma, 2005

Teaching methods

The first part, concerning "models of educational mediation", will be carried out in blended learning, alternating lectures and exercises in the presence and individual work on the Moodle platform of the University.

The second part will be performed in the presence, through lessons, groupworks. 

Assessment methods

For the first part of the course verification involves the construction of the student ten exercises, including at least one for each of the seven topics that comprise the material presented on the platform. The ten exercises must be of different types, ie predict deliveries methodologically different from one another. These exercises should be discussed with the teacher in an interview.

For the second part will be a final exam consisting of a written test which includes open questions about the matters of the texts.

Teaching tools

For the first part of the course: Moodle platform, lessons and exercises

For the second part of the course: lessons and groupworks.

Office hours

See the website of Arianna Taddei

See the website of Luigi Guerra