70512 - Intercultural Pedagogy

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  • Teacher Morena Cuconato

  • Credits 3

  • SSD M-PED/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows the theoretical and methodological grounds of the intercultural approach to education, which enables him/her to plan and lead a sport- educational intervention in multicultural situations (at school or in extra-school environments), cooperating with other educational professionals; he/she will be able to carry on observations, analysis and evaluation of multicultural contexts, applying the theoretical knowledge in concrete educational situations;

Course contents

The course will explore the main concepts and knwoledge connected to the multicultural societies. The topics covered in the course are the following:
-Multicultural societies and intercultural approach
-stereotypes, prejuidices and vocational approach
-racism and cultural relativism
-migration and learning processes
-diversity, differences, valorisation of the differences
- assimilation, segregation and integration
-intercultural education: construction and evaluation of outside-school learning paths, primarily connected to the sport environment


Cuconato M. (2017), Pedagogia e letteratura della migrazione. Sguardi sulla scrittura che cura e resiste, Carocci, Roma.

Teaching methods

Teacher lessons and group works

Assessment methods

The final examination is oral and and aims at evaluating students' achievement of the following goals:
- to uncover and analyze meaning and role of the intercultural approach in the contemporary multicultural societies;
- to reason the interrelation of the intercultural pedagogy with the other educational sciences;
- to identify the conceptual theories of scientific investigations in the multicultural field;
- to identify the main emerging issues of the sport education in multicultural environment;
- to know the main problems connected to the social and work integration of migrant young people;
- to know the main models regulating the migrant access and stay in European countries.
The examination's final mark will be defined on the basis of the average marks obtained in the discussion both of the group work made during the course and of two topics proposed in the course.

Teaching tools

Power point and texts presented during the course

Office hours

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