Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Antropology: Anthropology of Education

Antropology: Anthropology of Education
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7855
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First semester
FB
Basic training
Society, family and school
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Other languages of instruction: Spanish

Teaching staff


Dr. MIRÓ COMAS, Abel - amiro@uic.es

Teachers will attend to the students at an agreed time arranged by e-mail: 

Dr. Albert Moya: amoya@uic.es

Dra. Andrea Rodriguez: arodriguezp@uic.es

 

Introduction

Anthropology is knowledge about human being. Education implies the development of one’s own personality and potential. The centrality of human being as a shared aspect of both Anthropology and Education is the fundamental issue that this subject develops. Retrieving and updating classic thought, we believe that both Anthropology and Education begin with the knowledge and the transformation of oneself. This necessarily means an approchement and becoming closer to other people, and a better ability to meet their needs. Refining our thinking, our attitudes and our emotions, we get closer to nature and to the social environment surrounding us. In this way we become more competent both in a professional and a human sense.

Pre-course requirements

None.

Objectives

It aims to bring the student to a better understanding of themselves, others and the environment (ecological , social, historical, cultural). This type of human progress is the foundation that enables them to teach young people, bringing them closer to understanding, sensitivity and values that the teacher will recognize in himself and in life experience. To do this it's important to go beyond the ideological thinking (stereotyped), breaking many schemes mechanically received from the media and unilinear systems of thought that dominate everyday life. Thus the student learns to develop critical reflection correctly and creatively, and discover increasingly one's original thought, putting it in direct harmony with himself, others, the world and time . Educating themselves in freedom, they are trained to educate others .

Competencies

  • CEM-22 - To relate education to the surroundings, and cooperate with families and the community.
  • CEM-23 - To analyze and incorporate in a critical way the most important issues in current affairs affecting family and school education: the social and educational impact of audiovisual languages and screens; changes in gender and intergenerational relations; multiculturalism and interculturalism; discrimination and social inclusion; and sustainable development.
  • CET-1 - Interpersonal responsibility: to be aware of professional performance and influence on students. To have the skills and knowledge to manage group processes and communication for good collaboration with and between students.
  • CET-2 - Pedagogical responsibility: to have the knowledge and teaching skills required to create a safe learning environment for both classes and groups, but also for individual students, in order that children can become responsible, independent adults.
  • CET-3 - Expertise in the subject taught and teaching methodologies: to have the required knowledge in the subject taught and to know which teaching methods should be applied to create a good learning environment where students can acquire the cultural baggage they need to live in society. and to do so in an up-to-date, professional and systematic manner.
  • CET-4 - Expertise in the subject taught and teaching methodologies: to have the required knowledge in the subject taught and to know which teaching methods should be applied to create a good learning environment where students can acquire the cultural baggage they need to live in society. and to do so in an up-to-date, professional and systematic manner.
  • CET-5 - Collaboration with colleagues in the profession: to have the knowledge and skills required to make a professional contribution to the teaching environment in the school, in professional relationships, and to achieve a good school organization.
  • CET-7 - To promote responsibility in terms of professional development: to analyse, reflect on and develop points of view about the profession and teaching skills, to know how to make these clear and how to bring them up to date.
  • CG-02 - To communicate clearly and correctly in the language of instruction (Catalan and Spanish), orally and in writing, in accordance with level C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR).
  • CG-04 - To promote and facilitate attention to the unique educational needs of students, gender equality, fairness and respect for human rights, in the contexts of learning and social harmony, both in the school and in relation to the surroundings.
  • CG-07 - To be familiar with the elements that make up critical thinking, the different levels of proficiency and how to develop this skill as much as possible.
  • CG-08 - To be familiar with the elements that make up reflective thinking, the different levels of proficiency and how to develop this skill as much as possible.

Learning outcomes

 

1. Understand the centrality of the notion of person to understand education.
2. Analyze the role of human nature and culture in the learning process.
3. Relate the different levels of human development and the role that education plays in it.
4. Interpret different understandings of freedom and meaning.
5. Compare the presence of affection and goodwill in the education of feelings.
6. Contrast the desires within the limits of the human being.
7. Relate the universality of culture with the plurality of cultures.
8. Synthesize the concepts of person, education and citizenship.

Teaching and learning activities

In blended



The theoretical sessions will be held in virtual mode. In this sense, the corresponding platform will be enabled and will allow the connection and monitoring of the class sessions that will take place throughout the course. This theoretical part will have spaces for questions and debates that the topic can generate, although it’s planned that it will be in the presential practical part where the most applied work will be carried out.

COMPETENCESMETHODOLOGYTRAINING ACTIVITY
CEM-23 CG-02 Learning contract
Individual / independent study and work
CEM-21 CEM-23 CG-07 CG-08 Cooperative learning
Case studies
Problem-solving exercises
Practical classes
Individual / independent study and work
Group study and work
CEM-21 CEM-23 CG-04 Project-based learning
Case studies
Presentation methods / lecture
Problem-solving exercises
Practical classes
Theory classes
Individual / independent study and work
Group study and work
Seminar-workshops