31733 - Models of Educational Mediation

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student:

- she/he knows and understands the main didactics’ models used in different fields of social and cultural education

- she/he is able to interpret the specificity of different contests and to elaborate didactics’ strategy to solve problems.

- she/he is able to reflect on hers/his own competences as educator and modify hers/his behaviour and role in different social and cultural contests.

- she/he knows the main working group techniques and working group relations and functioning.

- she/he is able to work in groups discussing, elaborating projects and elaborate interpretation tools for cases.

- she/he is competent to choose adequate behavioural strategies in order to promote collaboration among different subjects (individuals or groups or institutions), identifying common points and synergies.

Course contents

- Some definitions: didactics as all methodologies for teaching; didactic as teaching science and art

- The Education Categories: the learner, the teacher, the contents, the languages and the contexts.

- Planning in educational contest

- The Education as mediation: the role of Languages, Relations, Strategies, Materials.

- Competences of the social and cultural educator

- Working groups in professional educatio nelle professioni educative

- Working groups and leadership

Part of the course will be a distance course. Material will be available on e-learing

The course will be hold in the first semester. We suggest to check the calendar published on line to verify dates.



Recommended reading:

For all students but not Erasmus:

1) P. Bertolini (a cura di), Sulla didattica, La Nuova Italia, Firenze 1994.

The following tests will be used for teaching and exams:

  • D. Demetrio, La manipolazione. Vizi e virtù della didattica come tecnica dell'inganno a fin di bene,

  • V. Iori, Dal fare didattica all'essere-in- didattica

(These essays are on Moodle in the section “Presentazioni utilizzate a lezione").

2) D. Maccario, Le nuove professioni educative, Carocci, Roma, 2005.

3) A. Agosti, Gruppo di lavoro e lavoro di gruppo. Aspetti pedagogici e didattici, Franco Angeli, Milano 2006

Students attending the course must study:

Other than the compulsory tests for ALL students, materials will be on the Moodle platform.

Students NOT attending the course must study also one text choosen between the following:

D.Maccario (a cura di), L’educazione difficile. La didattica nei contesti socioculturali e assistenziali, Carocci Faber, 2009.

F. Boccola, Il role playing. Progettazione e gestione, Carocci, 2004.

L. Balduzzi, M. Manini, Professionalità e servizi per l'infanzia, Carocci, 2013.



D. Maccario, Le nuove professioni educative, Carocci, Roma, 2005.

S. Pepe, Lavorare con i grandi gruppi, Carocci Faber, 2009.

E-learning materials


Teaching methods

Lectures, discussion, practice exercise in classroom and on Moodle

Assessment methods

Assessment methods

Test takes 1 hour and is composed by multiple choice questions and short essays. The final score is in 0/30

For course-attenders students, an exercise on the material presented at lesson is also part of the exame and its final evaluation.

Teaching tools


Office hours

See the website of Lucia Balduzzi