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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SFM0014269, 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
EP2450, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DYNAMICS IN COMMUNICATION
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge ALESSIO SURIAN M-PED/03

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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of general psychology and general sociology
Target skills and knowledge: Ability to communicate effectively with groups and individuals
Ability to create a climate conducive to learning
Ability to identify, pose and resolve problems in relation to group dynaics and communication
Ability to work in a team
Interpersonal and interaction skills
Appreciation of and respect for diversity and multiculturality
Engage in critical dialogue
Examination methods: Written questionnaire, open, short questions
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the course key topics
Ability to apply to social work contexts critical thinking skills based on the course key topics
Course unit contents: Group dynamics
Active listening
Meaning and communication
Intention and communication
Nonverbal communication
Discourse and conversation
Cross-cultural communication and intercultural competence
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Case studies
Group exercises, role-plays, simulations
Essays based on available literature
Field studies
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further papers and students' essays are shared through a Moodle on-line course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Sclavi Marianella, "Arte di ascoltare e mondi possibili". Milano: Bruno Mondadori, 2008. fino a pag. 115 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Anolli Luigi, "Fondamenti di psicologia della comunicazione". Milano: Franco Angeli, 2012. cap.1,3,4,5,6,7,8 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving
  • Peer feedback
  • Use of online videos
  • Students peer review
  • Learning journal
  • Reflective writing

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
No Poverty Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions