Step 5 – Deal with emotional bottlenecks
This step was addressed in the context of a 'Threshold concepts' framework as illustrated, with education linked to democracy via greater understanding of migration, multiculturalism and citizenship.
Learning democracy and diversity through metacognition and interdependence threshold concepts
1. Bottleneck to learning
In this case study, the Decoding methodology was applied to teacher education in the humanities, within the academic discipline: Pedagogy of Interculture and Citizenship Education and in the context of the course: Intercultural dialogues, multiculturalism and democratic citizenship.
This course represented the third year of an annual 8 ECTS course in Pre-primary and Primary School Teacher University Education and Training at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy. The number of students is 200 of whom approximately 30% attend lessons (under Italian law, lessons are not compulsory but examination is).
CASE STUDY SUBMITTED BY PROF. DR. SANDRA CHISTOLINI, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE, ROME, ITALY