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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
GROUP INTERACTION AND DYNAMICS
SUP4068082, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT - SVILUPPO LOCALE (Ord. 2016)
SU2297, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GROUP INTERACTION AND DYNAMICS
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALESSIO SURIAN M-PED/03

Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
SUP4068084 GROUP DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING ALESSIO SURIAN
SUP4068083 HOW TO ENHANCE GROUP INTERACTION JOSEMAR DE CAMPOS MACIEL

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period  
Year  
Teaching method frontal

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of interpersonal communication and community planning issues.
Target skills and knowledge: Learning outcomes: The course aims at developing students competences concerning five main areas of community work. therefore, at the end of the course the students will have enhanced competences in relation to:
Understanding socio-economic change and its relation with transformative learning and group dynamics
Understanding and applying the three dimensions of learning
Applying proper questioning to facilitate territorial learning as relational activity.
Understanding and facilitating shared leadership in relation to the three dimensions of group communication
facilitating cooperative learning as territorial and participatory activity.

Contents: Socio-economic change and its relation with transformative learning and group dynamics
The three dimensions of learning
Territorial learning as relational activity: the role of questioning
Shared leadership and the three dimensions of group communication
Cooperative learning as territorial and participatory activity: the role of the future dimension
Examination methods: In order to pass the final exam each student is asked to post onto a forum in the moodle platform an essay on a local project outlining and discussing the communication, community, and participatory dimensions.
Assessment criteria: Students essays are checked in relation to the key community communication practices and models as outlined in Tufte T., Mefalopulos P., Participatory Communication. A Practical Guide. Washington: World Bank, 2009. http://siteresources.worldbank