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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
GROUP INTERACTION AND DYNAMICS (C.I.)
SUP8083777, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
SU2446, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GROUP INTERACTION AND DYNAMICS (C.I.)
Website of the academic structure www.dissgea.unipd.it
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 CHIARA RABBIOSI M-GGR/02

Modules of the integrated course unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
SUP8083779 GROUP DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING (MOD. A) ALESSIO SURIAN
SUP8083778 KNOWLEDGE, COMMUNICATION AND COMMUNITIES IN MOTION (MOD. B) CHIARA RABBIOSI

Course unit organization
Period  
Year  
Teaching method frontal

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge, skills and competences equivalent to the overall learning outcomes of the first year of the study plan.
General awareness of the social and spatial implications of major contemporary mobility phenomena (structural migration, tourism, commuting etc.).
Target skills and knowledge: The course consists of two modules. Through the integration of the two modules students will be able to develop specific knowledge with reference to the relationship between space and society and the role that the mobility of objects, people and imaginaries play in it. The course supports knowledge-development through a critical and interdisciplinary approach.
Students will develop competences to face the most critical aspects of territorial development through those participatory and multicultural methodologies that can effectively support communication, planning and conflict management.
By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- identify the multiscalar and the networked character of local development in the context of radical globalization such as the contemporary one;
- master the multidimensionality of the concept of sustainability (economic, environmental, social, cultural, institutional, etc.);
- recognize different types of socio-spatial conflict;
- and propose pro-active methodologies for its management (from the most structured to the most creative);
- critically reflect on their own role in the management of group dynamics in support of policy-making processes for territorial development.
Examination methods: Ongoing assessment consisting of oral or written paper reporting, small problem-based excercises, simulation of application of methods carried out in the classroom during Mod. B – up to 6 points (out of 30).

Final exam based on written examination (80%).
Students will be demanded to draft a case study that they address by highlighting and elaborating on the different aspects raised in both Mod. A and Mod. B – up to 24 points (out of 30).
Assessment criteria: - Appropriate recognition of the main theoretical perspectives related to the disciplinary areas of Mod. A and Mod. B;
- Awareness of the reference literature and its appropriate use
- Ability to connect the different themes and the different methodologies proposed in the course in its entirety (both Mod. A and Mod. B);
- Ability to provide a rationale for structuring participatory activities in support of territorial development processes;
- Level of interdisciplinary synthesis and critical reflection on the topics discussed in the course;

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Reflective writing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Quality Education Gender Equality Sustainable Cities and Communities Responsible Consumption and Production Climate Action Life on Land Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions