91832 - Teaching Methodology and Special Pedagogy Workshop (G.E)

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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the students: - are able to master  independently, or within institutional planning processes, the educational methodologies learned and implemented during the workshop sessions; - are able to share and exchange ideas with colleagues in relation to the contextualized use of educational methodologies and documentation tools learned and implemented during the workshop sessions; - are able to transfer the knowledge acquired during the workshop in diverse typologies of settings; - are able to assess strengths and weaknesses of educational techniques learned and applied during the workshop sessions; - are able to use and re-adapt creatively educational technologies.

Course contents

The main goal of the workshop is to foster a proactive attitude of students toward cooperative methodologies and their implementation within professional learning communities. Particular attention will be devoted to the use of multiple expressive languages - verbal and non-verbal - which value students' capabilities and resources in a perspective of mutual enrichment of learning processes.

The workshop is articulated in 6 sessions, where students are required to plan and actively engage in online and onsite activities aimed at welcoming students from the Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels (BA in Early Childhood Education) visiting educational and cultural services in Bologna. Such activities will consist of:

  • using cooperative methodologies to plan an exchange programme for visiting students from Belgium (getting to know each other, fostering cultural cross-fertilization,...)   
  • planning joint learning activities to deepen the knowledge of students in relation to their respective contexts of ECEC
  • peer-tutoring and intercultural exchange activities valuing multiple expressive languages 
  • co-construction of pedagogical documentation and participatory evaluation of the workshop in mixed groups.


Suggested readings will be shared with the students during the workshop sessions.

Teaching methods

Interactive learning and cooperative methodologies sustaining collaborative work within mixed groups of students.


Assessment methods

Students will be evaluated on the basis of their active participation to the activities and on the basis of the documentation produced by each group. 

Teaching tools

Collaborative group work and activities will be facilitated through the use of relevant materials provided by the lecturer. 

Office hours

See the website of Arianna Lazzari