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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 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student:

- applies the techniques learned within projects organized by cultural organizations; - knows how to place the knowledge learned within cultural organizations; - knows how to evaluate the limits and strengths of the technical tools learned; - transfers the technologies learned in different contexts by making own personal contribution.


Course contents

The workshop aims to provide theoretical and practical skills to design in cultural organizations (museums, cultural associations, social cooperatives...) sustainable educational pathways aimed at different users.

In this regard, the following topics will be explored:

- audiences of culture and lifelong learning (real audience, potential audience, excluded audience);

- educate about heritage in the contexts of culture in real spaces (the city, the neighborhood ....) and in digital spaces (digital platforms, social networks, apps);

- intervention models for the involvement and active participation of the audience in the cultural sector (national and international best practices);

-didactic strategies and tools for the mediation of heritage in an inclusive perspective.

- design educational paths aimed at different users (spaces, times, relationships, tools and strategies).




The materials will be provided during the workshop. Further readings:


  • Panciroli C., Corazza L., Russo V., Sghinolfi M.C., Ambienti digitali di co-creazione partecipata per nuove forme di narrazione del patrimonio culturale, in: Il post-digitale. Società, Culture, Didattica, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2022, pp. 250 - 264.
  • Panciroli C., a cura di, Educare nella città. Percorsi didattici interdisciplinari, Carrocci, Roma, 2018.
  • Panciroli C., Le professionalità educative tra scuola e musei: esperienze e metodi nell'arte, Guerini, Milano 2016.
  • Russo V., Arte pubblica e inclusione sociale: promuovere la partecipazione in un'ottica di cittadinanza culturale, in: Educare nella città. Percorsi didattici interdisciplinari, Milano, FrancoAngeli, 2018, pp. 118 – 137.
  • Russo V., Macauda A., Musei e digitale: percorsi di alternanza scuola-lavoro con il patrimonio, «MUSEOLOGIA SCIENTIFICA», 2019, 13, pp. 11 – 21.

Teaching methods

• Lectures

• Brainstorming

• Debates

• Case study

• Project work


Assessment methods

For assessment the active participation of the student is required. All classroom activities carried out individually or in groups (exercises, discussions, project work…) will be evaluated during the workshop.

Teaching tools

  • Lectures
  • Multimedia tools
  • Digital environments (Virtuale UNIBO platform, “MOdE Museo Officina dell’Educazione” of the University of Bologna: www.doc.mode.unibo.it)


Office hours

See the website of Veronica Russo