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Second cycle
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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND LIFE LONG EDUCATION
Course unit
ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE. TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
SUP4060860, 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
MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND LIFE LONG EDUCATION
SU2089, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE. TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch ROVIGO
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AND LIFE LONG EDUCATION

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MONICA FEDELI M-PED/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Optional M-PED/03 Special Didatics and Pedagogy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 FEDELI MONICA (Presidente)
FRISON DANIELA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Adult Learning, Continuing Education, and Lifelong Learning Theories.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course students will be able to:
- know organizational development factors,
- understand the factors which influence the behavior of people in the organization,
- know how to develop training in the organization in order to respond to the needs of people and organizations
- develop reflective practices for developing learning in organizations
- develop a critical thinking
- demonstrate expertise in implementing different teaching methods.
Examination methods: Attending students (100% of the classes) will be tested during the course with assignments and in class exercises and a test at the end of the classes.

Non attending students will held the oral exam on chapters indicated by instructors in the fixed dates

The online activities are compulsory for both attending and non attending students
Assessment criteria: The following criteria will be used to asses the learning process and to evaluate the students' preparation

1. Level of knowledge of the developed contents
2. Conceptual clarity and ability of synthesizing the contents
3. Ability of explaining the contents
4. Ability of developing critical thinking
5. Originality and creativity in describing the topics and the tools developed during the courses
6. Ability of using the right lexicon in the field of organizational culture and teaching and learning methods

On the basis of the developed themes and of the students' needs some other criteria could be developed together and considered for the assessment
Course unit contents: - Organization development: an introduction in the field, its history and practice.
- Mission, vision and values development, strategic planning
- The nature of organization change, general systems theory and organization change
- Organizational development and change
- Individual interventions in organizations
- Career and job development
- Using discussion methods
- Organization design, learning infrastructure and culture
- Teaching as critical thinking
- Building teams and work groups
- Conflict management, problem solving and decision making
- Teaching using creative arts
- Coaching and providing feedback for improving performance
- The learning processes in organizations
- Fostering authentic relationships in the transformative classroom
- Reflective practices to improve learning
- Promoting self-directed learning
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: During the course, students are asked to write reflexive papers in order to encourage reflection and self-directed learning.
The students are asked to complete four assignments and a micro-teaching to present to the class.
Methods:
Discussion face to face and online forums, oral and written presentations, group works, individual study, in class presentations.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Other materials will be available online and during the classes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Stephen D. Brookfiled, Powerful Techniques for Teaching in Lifelong Learning. United Kingdom: Open University Press. McGraw Hill., 2013. Il testo può essere acquistato anche online a come e-book Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bierema Laura, Organization development: an action research approach.. San Diego: Bridgrpoint ed, 2014. Sarà la docente a fornire info su come reperire questo volume