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Academic Year 2018/2019

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Sara Donini Programma di insegnamento: 73380 - LABORATORIO

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Knowledge and Skills to be achieved

At the end of the laboratory the students will be able to: work independently applying the techniques learnt to pursue their own objectives or within projects designed by institutions; discuss with other people how to use and document the techniques studied; apply the specific knowledge acquired to different types of services; evaluate limits and qualities of the technical instruments learnt ; transfer the technical knowledge gained to different contexts and integrate it with personal changes and additions.

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Sara Donini Programma di insegnamento: 73380 - LABORATORIO DI FORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE PER L'EDUCATORE SOCIALE E CULTURALE I (G.E) - a.a. 2018/2019 Dettagli e Insegnamenti mutuati Modifica Lingua d'insegnamento

Programme/ Contents

As it is by now well known, the Mafias are not just a criminal phenomenon, but they are above all a cultural pedagogical agent. In other words they ensure their existence and future by proposing a world where one grows up and “becomes Mafia”. They build a world suggesting a model of woman and man to aim for. In building their world, they create contexts where individuals are gradually deprived of the fundamental “capabilities” that open the doors to human, social, cultural and economic growth and development; they determine processes where individuals as well as principles of justice and equality are cancelled.

For these reasons social pedagogic work, the struggle against poverty and early school leaving, promotion of social reintegration initiatives for victims of sexual or work-related trafficking, reintegration into the labour market of former inmates, the offer of spaces for the social inclusion of migrants are the routes to follow to return as rights what the Mafias give as favours. Promoting social justice, building for and not just against are the main aims of many organizations engaged in the struggle against the Mafias.

The laboratory aims at diffusing some social experiences already promoted and carried out, that gave particular attention to the skills required for educators as they play a relevant role in these areas of intervention.

In addition to the first meeting in Rimini on 8 May 2019 - from 10,30 a.m to 2,30 p.m - for the students from Rimini and on 9 May - from 1 p.m to 5 p.m - in Bologna for the students from Bologna, the laboratory includes two training days at Gruppo Abele Association in Turin. The departure will be from the Train Station in Rimini 8.30 a.m (for rimini's students) and from Coach Station in Bologna on Wednesday 15th May at 10 a.m and the return will be on Friday 17th May in the evening. After the training in Turin there will be a conclusive meeting including a final evaluation test of the laboratory on the following dates:

  • 22 May 2018 – from 10,30 a.m to 2,30 p.m – in Rimini forthe students from Rimini and
  • 23 May 2018– from 1 p.m to 5 p.m –in Bologna for the students from Bologna

All costs of travelling, food, accommodation will not be borne by the students but by the University. The students are requested to enrol for the laboratory when they are sure they can participate in the two-day training in Turin, and they should avoid to register and cancel their participation at the very last minute, thus denying other students the opportunity to participate.


Theory and practice: from knowledge to competence

The reflection process of education professionals

The role of an educator: to learn from experience

Operational settings and contexts

The alliance between formal and informal education

Active participation and inclusion processes

Experiences of interventions in the local community


Texts/ Bibliography

Bibliography, films, audio documents, and websites

Mario Schermi, Elementi di pedagogia mafiosa in “Crescere alle Mafie, per una decostruzione della pedagogia mafiosa”, Franco Angeli edition, 2010, pp 90-141.

Dossier “MINORI DI N’DRANGHETA” included in “NARCOMAFIE” magazine (it will be sent by the lecturer in pdf) and


LISTENING TO THE AUDIO RECORDING 1. of the speeches of the conference “I figli delle mafie: liberi di scegliere?” organized in the Rimini campus on 23rd February 2017AND

2. of the speeches “La pedagogia mafiosa e l’educazione civile” di Michele Gagliardo

Video Viewing


The videos can be found in the section RISORSE VIDEO of the website educazioneantimafia.unibo.it or on You Tube

WEBSITES: educazioneantimafia.unibo.it, www.gruppoabele.org, www.libera.it, www.liberainformazione.org

Teaching methods

Interactive training with active involvement of the students and use of classroom activities. Two-day experience-based training at Gruppo Abele at Turin.

Assessment methods

Interactive training with active involvement of the students and use of classroom activities. Two-day experience-based training at Gruppo Abele-Turin.

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Teaching aids

Brainstorming, video projection, and role-play

Teaching tools

Methods of testing learning

Written report with personal considerations on the laboratory course

Office hours

See the website of Sara Donini