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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
GROUP DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING (MOD. A)
SUP9087521, 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
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
IA2447, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GROUP DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING (MOD. A)
Website of the academic structure www.dissgea.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-IA2447-000ZZ-2019-SUP9087521-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALESSIO SURIAN M-PED/03

Integrated course for this unit
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge
SUP9087519 GROUP INTERACTION AND DYNAMICS (C.I.) CHIARA RABBIOSI

Mutuating
Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP8083779 GROUP DYNAMICS AND TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING (MOD. A) ALESSIO SURIAN SU2446

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines 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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus

Common characteristics of the Integrated Course unit

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;

Specific characteristics of the Module

Course unit contents: Learning outcomes: The course aims at developing students competences concerning five main areas of community work. therefore, at the end of the course the students will have enhanced competences in relation to:
Understanding socio-economic change and its relation with transformative learning and group dynamics
Understanding and applying the three dimensions of learning
Applying proper questioning to facilitate territorial learning as relational activity.
Understanding and facilitating shared leadership in relation to the three dimensions of group communication
facilitating cooperative learning as territorial and participatory activity.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Transformative learning in relation to the key community communication practices and models
Additional notes about suggested reading: Tufte T., Mefalopulos P., Participatory Communication. A Practical Guide. Washington: World Bank, 2009. http://siteresources.worldbank
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Tufte T., Mefalopulos P., Participatory Communication. A Practical Guide.. Washington: World Bank, 2009. http://siteresources.worldbank