22902285 - THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP LM 87

The teaching points to ensure the knowledge about the of the «active citizenship» phenomenon, either at the
conceptual level or under the point of view of the concrete actions of the social or-ganizations which are recognized as the actors playing the leading role in the pro-cess of change within social, political, economic
systems and institutions at the aim of promoting and protecting human and civil rights, supporting the most
vulnerable in society and and taking care for Common Goods.
By the study of Theories and practices of active citizenship the student will be able to achieve the following training objectives.
- Knowledge and understanding:
The student will be able to single out and to describe the main «active citizenship» organizations among public and private actors, in reference to any actions made with either the advocacy promoters or services managers and with particular regard to their role in the transformation of democratic regimes and of the welfare systems.
- Applying knowledge and understanding:
The experience gained through the course activities are expected to help students educators and social workers to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to effectively contribute to the active citizenship.
- Making judgements:
The student will be able to acquire a capacity for critical interpretation of foundation-al concepts such as citizenship and human rights, education, children’s rights, de-mocracy at school and in the social contexts, tolerance and the problem of low edu-cational achievements of pupils from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Communication skills:
The student will be able to get abilities and skills in order to express complex politi-cal, social and juridical situations by acquiring new communication skills.
- Learning skills:
The student will be able to acquire the knowledge of the main theoretical and apply-ing issues about the active citizenship category in the context of the Italian and Eu-ropean society.
How to link with other teachings
The connection with the teachings of Social History and History of Europe and the Community institutions is recommended.

SERGIO MARIALUISA LUCIA

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Programme

The teaching points to ensure the knowledge about the of the «active citizenship» phenomenon, either at the conceptual level or under the point of view of the concrete actions of the social organizations which are recognized as the actors playing the leading role in the process of change within social, political, economic systems and institutions at the aim of promoting and protecting human and civil rights, supporting the most vulnerable in society and and taking care for Common Goods.

The course will be structured into three parts:

I. First of all the teaching historicizes the evolutionary lines and the main theoretical and conceptual issues about the citizenship category in the context of the European history of the XIX-XXI centuries and of the contemporary historical, philosophical, political and legal thought;

II. The next part focuses above the identification and the description of the «active citizenship» organizations among public and private actors, in reference to any actions made with either the advocacy promoters or services managers and with particular regard to their role in the transformation of democratic regimes and of the welfare systems. To this end, the course examines both the Italian and European context in which these organizations act; the same active citizenship players will narrate their practical experiences in classroom.

III. The course also aims to analyze the key role of the School in promoting active citizenship policies and developing a cultural underpinning for a democratic, effective and supportive European identity. After a first theoretical approach to the theme of citizenship and coexistence in the European school, attention will be paid to the innovative teaching strategies that have effectively developed practices or exercises covering a broad range of topics such as defining terms associated with citizenship and human rights education, children’s rights, democracy at school, tolerance and the problem of low educational achievements of pupils from socially disadvantaged backgrounds, often resulting in early dropouts.

The experience gained through the course activities are expected to help students educators and social workers to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to effectively contribute to the active citizenship.


Core Documentation

For attending students:

Moro Giovanni, Cittadinanza attiva e qualità della democrazia, Carocci 2015

Arena Gregorio e Iaione Christian (a cura di), L'Italia dei beni comuni, Carocci 2012

For non attending students:

Moro Giovanni, Cittadinanza attiva e qualità della democrazia, Carocci 2015

Arena Gregorio e Iaione Christian (a cura di), L'Italia dei beni comuni, Carocci 2012

Enrica Rigo, Europa di confine: trasformazioni della cittadinanza nell'Unione allargata, Meltemi Editore srl 2007


Type of delivery of the course

Lessons and workshop. In the event that the ongoing health COVID-19 emergency still remain, the following methods will apply: lessons and teaching materials provided on the formonline and Microsoft teams platforms.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists of the evaluation of an active citizenship project drawn up by the student on the basis of the teaching materials of the course and of the case studies examined during the lessons. For non-attending students, the exam consists of 4 open-ended questions, designed to demonstrate full knowledge of the reference texts. In the event that the ongoing health COVID-19 emergency still remain, the following methods will apply: oral examination on Microsoft teams.