The course allows to acquire a) theoretical knowledge and basic operational skills in the fields of pedagogy and education and training sciences to analyze social, cultural and territorial realities and to develop, implement and manage educational interventions and projects; b) intervention, planning and training skills in the fields of early childhood and school and extracurricular education, with reference to the issues of integration of migrants and intercultural education.
With the study of Intercultural Pedagogy the student will be able to achieve the following educational objectives.
In terms of knowledge and understanding:
- the critical knowledge and understanding of the historical, epistemological and methodological foundations of the discipline.
In terms of ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
- To analyse the best educational practices of intercultural education in the school and extracurricular context.
In terms of autonomy of judgment:
- ability to analyse a problematic situation from different points of view;
- ability to reconstruct the causes that determined a certain problematic situation, also attributing them relative weights appropriately differentiated.
In terms of communication skills:
- prevent and mediate conflicts;
- adopt a positive attitude based on open-mindedness and extroversion.
In terms of learning ability:
acquire the learning skills necessary for cultural growth, for professional development and updating and to undertake new studies with a high degree of autonomy.
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Introduction to intercultural education: origins, developments, theories and methods.
Intercultural education in the school and in the society. Educational policies in an intercultural perspective. Plurilingualism, interculturalism and citizenship.
Italian emigration and immigration in Italy.
From multicultural to intercultural society: the role of education. Models and types of integration: assimilation, coexistence, interculturalism. The notion of integration
Culture, cultures and identity
Racism and anti-racism.
School and difference of cultures.
Educational strategies for social inclusion.
Part of the course focuses on early childhood and applications to educational settings for children.

Core Documentation

1. Catarci M., Fiorucci M., Il mondo a scuola. Per un’educazione interculturale, Edizioni Conoscenza, Roma 2015 (ISBN: 978-88-95920-68-9)

2. Catarci M., La pedagogia della liberazione di Paulo Freire, Angeli, Milano 2016

3. Documents available from platform

- Ministero Pubblica istruzione-Osservatorio nazionale per l’integrazione degli alunni stranieri e per l’educazione interculturale, La via italiana per la scuola interculturale e l’integrazione degli alunni stranieri, Roma 2007;
- Maalouf A., Una sfida salutare. Come la molteplicità delle lingue potrebbe rafforzare l'Europa, Commissione Europea, Bruxelles 2008
- MIUR, Linee guida per l'accoglienza e l'integrazione degli alunni stranieri (2014), Roma 2014
- MIUR, Diversi da chi? Raccomandazioni per l'integrazione degli alunni stranieri e per l'intercultura, Roma 2015
- MI, Orientamenti interculturali. Idee e proposte per l'integrazione di alunne e alunni provenienti da contesti migratori, Roma 2022).

Type of delivery of the course

On line course



Type of evaluation

Written exam. In the event of an extension of the COVID-19 health emergency, all the provisions that regulate the teaching activities and student assessment will be implemented. In particular, the following methods will apply: test on Moodle.