The paper recounts of some teaching experiences (in Constitutional Law, Comparative and European) and accounts for the results of a specific experiment: the establishment of official Facebook Groups managed by the Teaching Staff. The experiment has been carried out in undergraduate courses within classes of variable dimensions (from 15 to a hundred and more students) who lacked linguistic and cultural homogeneity and most often were at different stages of their career. These courses were offered by the Law Faculties of private Universities, which situates the experiment in a peculiar socio-cultural and familiar-personal milieu. The outcome displays a facilitated communication and a simplified interaction among the students, as well as with the Teaching Staff, which ranges beyond the conclusion of the course –as the Group does not cease to function as a common platform for old and new students. Eventually, it may be affirmed that the social facility improves the individual and collective self-awareness of young women and men at a fundamental stage of their education, with a view to growing future citizens of a pluralist, multicultural democracy

“Official” Facebook Groups of teachers and students: building up networks of mutual learners

Vosa G
2020-01-01

Abstract

The paper recounts of some teaching experiences (in Constitutional Law, Comparative and European) and accounts for the results of a specific experiment: the establishment of official Facebook Groups managed by the Teaching Staff. The experiment has been carried out in undergraduate courses within classes of variable dimensions (from 15 to a hundred and more students) who lacked linguistic and cultural homogeneity and most often were at different stages of their career. These courses were offered by the Law Faculties of private Universities, which situates the experiment in a peculiar socio-cultural and familiar-personal milieu. The outcome displays a facilitated communication and a simplified interaction among the students, as well as with the Teaching Staff, which ranges beyond the conclusion of the course –as the Group does not cease to function as a common platform for old and new students. Eventually, it may be affirmed that the social facility improves the individual and collective self-awareness of young women and men at a fundamental stage of their education, with a view to growing future citizens of a pluralist, multicultural democracy
El trabajo expone los resultados de algunas experiencias de docencia (en Derecho constitucional, comparado y europeo) con arreglo a un experimento concreto: el establecimiento de grupos de Facebook “oficiales”, gestionados por el cuerpo docente. El experimento se llevó a cabo en cursos de grado de distinto tamaño (de 15 a 100 y más personas) caracterizados por falta de homogeneidad lingüística y cultural entre los participantes – quienes además se encontraban de norma en distintos momentos de su carrera – y celebrados en Facultades de Derecho de Universidades privadas, lo que implica una serie de circunstancias peculiares relacionadas con el background personal, familiar y social de la mayoría de los estudiantes. Los resultados han destacado una simplificación de la comunicación y una mejor interacción tanto entre los estudiantes como de aquellos con el cuerpo docente; algo que se extiende más allá de la conclusión del propio curso, ya que el Grupo no deja de funcionar de plataforma común para los participantes del año siguiente. En definitiva, el medio social, utilizado con un cierto criterio, incentiva la auto-consciencia individual y colectiva de jóvenes, mujeres y varones, que comparten una etapa fundamental de su trayectoria educativa haciéndose ciudadanas y ciudadanos de una democracia pluralista multicultural.
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