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School of Economics and Political Science
EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES
Course unit
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION GOVERNANCE (C.I.)
EPP8084309, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL STUDIES
EP2444, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track GLOBAL COMMUNICATION POLICIES [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GLOBAL COMMUNICATION GOVERNANCE (C.I.)
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
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 CLAUDIA PADOVANI SPS/04

Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
EPP8084310 COMMUNICATION GOVERNANCE AND TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS (MOD. A) CLAUDIA PADOVANI
EPP8084311 DIGITAL INNOVATION AND SOCIETY (MOD. B) FRANCESCA SETIFFI

Course unit organization
Period  
Year  
Teaching method frontal

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge concerning world politics and the transformation, role and social implications of digital and communication technologies; understanding of dynamics that lead to policy orientation and governing arrangements, including political participation; basic knowledge of sociological issues and terminology; curiosity for the global dimension of political and communication phenomena and for the understanding of social consequences and implications produced by digital and media technologies; interest in research work, including group work, and critical discussions. Good knowledge of the English language; basic knowledge of a second foreign language.
Target skills and knowledge: Expected results: acquisition of elements to support critical analysis of contemporary communication realities, with a global outlook, and a special focus on how themes, problems and challenges posed by the developments of information and communication technologies invite the definition of new regulatory interventions. Students will also acquire theoretical-analytical frameworks and methods for understanding different supra- and trans-national realities (organizations, initiatives, networks) representatives of developments that characterize knowledge societies and the governing arrangements that characterize them. Furthermore students will develop a critical understanding of the social and cultural implications of digital technologies, with a sociological focus on innovation processes, digital media, sharing economy and their impact on everyday life.
The possibility to deal in class with case studies and specific issues will provide students with important skills in view of designing interventions in these areas, like the elaboration of position papers, project definition in trans-national and multi-actors contexts, mapping of interests and analysis of languages used by policy-ideators and policy-makers. Expected cognitive results concern better understanding of the nexus between domestic, regional and transnational communication developments and their governance; awareness of current debates concerning global communication and its social implications and impacts, with a focus on actors’ interactions; acquisition of a gender perspective through which communication processes and policies should be critically understood, and focus on diversity and intersectional issues in digital developments.
Transversal competences will be acquired through interactive learning, engagement with peers, group work, and international exchanges: communication abilities, public speaking also in intercultural contexts, autonomous judgement; collaborative modes for the production of new knowledge; critical rethinking of knowledge development and sharing.
Examination methods: Evaluation will include the overall participation of students in class discussions and activities (20%); commitment to reading assigned materials and class activities, including through the elaboration of individual written assignments and short video recording (30%); commitment, autonomy and creativity in conducting themed group research work, through the elaboration of collective papers/posters and class presentation, making use of the knowledge and transversal competence acquired during the course (50%). The final grade will be based on all the activities mentioned above, including design and elaboration and class presentation of group work activities, production and oral presentation of final papers.
Assessment criteria: Integral components for students’ performance evaluation are: participation in class, also through collaborative work and group work; individual reading and writing assignments and video recording that assess students’ understanding and capacity to critically rethink the course contents. Design and elaboration and class presentation of group work activities, theme based with an international outlook. Production of final papers. Active participation in yearly themed ‘LABs’ (when activated) and completion of related assignments are core components of the final evaluation.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Story telling
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Flipped classroom
  • Peer feedback
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Learning journal

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)
  • Camtasia (video editing)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gender Equality Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure Reduced Inequalities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Partnerships for the Goals