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March 12th - March16th - April 20th, 2013
The seminar is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University, The America Italy Society of Philadelphia,
and the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
2013 Pedagogical Seminar
Lingua e Cultura della Società Italiana d’Oggi
A free course for CEU credit
If you are:
- a college student interested in teaching Italian
- a middle school or high school teacher of Italian
- a university teacher interested in professional development
We would like to invite you to the Second SJU Pedagogical Seminar.
Dr. Jeanne Brady, Associate Dean of Education, SJU
Ms. Jane Downey, Assistant to the Provost, SJU
Dr. Paola Giuli, Associate Professor of Italian, SJU
Dr. Rita Pasqui, Cultural attaché, Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia
Dr. Franca Riccardi, Academic Director, America-Italy Society of Philadelphia
This year’s seminar aspires to achieve three main goals:
1. contextualize language learning for teachers and students alike;
2. update students and teachers’ notions of Italian society’s achievements as well as challenges;
3. provide students and teachers with pedagogical information and lesson plans on selected topics.
The course will grant CEU (continuing education units) credit to credited K-12 teachers completing the necessary requirements. All teachers will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
There will be two (2) intensive meetings, consisting of six (6) hours of instruction each by a variety of specialized university-level professors. The course is organized thematically around the six main topics of the Italian AP exam: 1. Beauty and Aesthetic; 2. Global Challenges; 3. Science and Technology; 4. Families and Communities; 5. Contemporary Life; 6. Personal and Public Identities.
Each session will be subdivided into two modules: Lecture, that is, an overview of the chosen topic; and Workshop, that is, a practicum including activities, exercises, study plans etc
Registration: Attendees will be required to register for the meeting(s) they will attend.
All expenses, including refreshments (breakfast and lunch) are covered by Italian government and SJU grants.
The America-Italy Society of Philadelphia – Ente Gestore is offering to all participating teachers a free set of books.
Book exhibit: Several books will be on exhibit, including: Alma edizioni, Edilingua, and Farinelli. Jean Farinelli will be present on March 16th to answer your questions.
Film Showing and Q & A with the director. Presentation of the documentary 18 IUS SOLI by Director Fred Kwornu. Followed by a Q & A with the Director. Moderator: Dr. Paola Giuli, Associate Professor of Italian at Saint Joseph’s University. Refreshments will be served.
March 12 Foley Center, Maguire Campus, Saint Joseph’s University.
5pm: Documentary 18 Ius Soli about the issues of citizenship, national identity, and immigration.
6pm: Q&A with the director on the theme: “Italy as a Multicultural Society: Present and Future Challenges” Moderator: Dr. Paola Giuli. Associate Professor of Italian, SJU.
A Reception will follow.
March 16 Merion Hall, Maguire Campus.
9:00 am Rita Pasqui, Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania.
“Moda, Made in Italy e Italian Style nell’insegnamento della lingua e della cultura”
10:30am Franca Riccardi, Academic Director, Italy-America Society.
“Ferrero Ferrari e Ferrarelle, l’eccellenza italiana”.
11:30am Coffee Break.
11:45am Luca Mazzotti, Lecturer in Italian, Saint Joseph’s University.
“L’Italia contemporanea attraverso la messa in scena teatrale: dai materiali alla presa di coscienza”
1:30pm Lillyrose Veneziano, Co-Director of the Italian Language Program, University of Pennsylvania
“Insegnare comunicazione, cultura, e comunità attraverso la musica”
3:00pm Coffee Break
3:15pm Lillyrose Veneziano, Co-Director of the Italian Language Program, University of Pennsylvania
“Insegnare Il divo: politica, pubblico e cinema”
Book Exhibit will be open from 11:30am to 4pm.
April 20. Merion Hall, Maguire Campus.
9:00 am Marina Johnston, Assistant Director, Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
“Insegnare storia della scienza e tecnologia nel curriculum di lingua e letteratura”
10:30am Coffee Break.
10:45am Cristina Gragnani. Assistant Professor of Italian, Temple University.
“Donne e mondo del lavoro in Italia: esempi dal cinema e dalla letteratura”
12:45pm Giuliana Perco, Lecturer in Italian, Bryn Mawr College
“Il caso degli OGM e del cibo biologico: conflitto tra ambiente e scienza”
1:15pm Coffee Break
1:30pm Giovanna Faleschini Lerner, Assistant Professor of Italian, Franklin and Marshall College
“Il cinema della migrazione: dimensioni del multiculturalismo italiano”
3:00pm Kristen Grimes, Assistant Professor of Italian, Saint Joseph’s University
“I giovani e la cultura d’oggi: esempi dal cinema contemporaneo”
Book Exhibit will be open from 11:30am to 4pm.