Through analysis and discussion of texts by authors from different areas, cultural practices are discussed, in multiple dimensions, with a multidisciplinary critical look at their issues. These dimensions include social action, defocus of its cultural identity, cultural awareness, the exercise of the imagination, the representation of the past, anticipation of future, utopias, education, training and the quest for quality.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
Understanding a cultural practice by situating it in its particular within the universe of existing practices. The objective of the seminar is to develop in students an attitude of reflection and trans-disciplinary understanding of the phenomenon of cultural practices and their diversity. After the seminar the students will be able to describe and analyse cultural dimensions according to its constituent practice, to assess the relative importance of these dimensions in various concrete cases, to conduct an evaluation process and suggest improvements in this practice. The seminar also develops mastery techniques for presenting text and animation, and participation in a debate.
The seminar sessions consist in displaying, by small team, a selected author text from a portfolio and then in leading a discussion on an academic way by the entire audience.
At the end of the cycle of sessions, each student makes a personal project analysis and repositioning a cultural practice that s·he chose as a case study because s·he practices. The seminar involves active participation of students in the seminar sessions and a practical involvement in cultural activity. Attendance at meetings is mandatory.
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