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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Course unit
INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSN1032439, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGY OF COMMUNITY, WELLNESS PROMOTION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE
PS2381, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 PAOLO FRANCESCO COTTONE M-PSI/05

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
PSN1032439 INTERCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY PAOLO FRANCESCO COTTONE PS1087

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-PSI/05 Social Psychology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st 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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Knowledge of the basic concepts of social psychology and the main research methods used in psychology.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to introduce students to the multi- and inter-cultural perspectives, intercultural communication and intercultural mediation. A large part of the course will be dedicated to field research methodologies.
At the end of the course students will be able to conduct action-research activities in intercultural contexts. In this way, students will acquire skills in mediation practices with territorial institutions, such as associations, CAS, services for the protection of asylum seekers and migrant users.
Examination methods: The one-hour exam is written with open questions. The subjects of the questions will refer to the topics covered in class and to the contents uploaded on the elearning platform of the course.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on understanding of the arguments, on the acquisition of concepts and methodologies proposed and the ability to apply them in an autonomous way.
Course unit contents: The course includes an introduction to cultural psychology as the theoretical framework of the intercultural approach and insights into the relationship between cross-cultural research and intercultural research, social impacts of multi- and intercultural policies, the role of applied research as an agent of change.

Through the presentation of recent intercultural research and the involvement of students in applied research activities, the main methods of intercultural research and the techniques of discourse analysis and interaction analysis will be presented.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Theoretical topics are treated in their general aspects. The student must then investigate the topics covered in class using textbooks and suggested readings. The hours of training in the classroom are devoted to, practical research and experiments. Students are invited to participate in an active and critical to the various training courses.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The study material for the course is made available by the teacher on the eLearning platform.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Peer feedback
  • Peer assessment
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Students peer review

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Gender Equality Reduced Inequalities Sustainable Cities and Communities