Ideas and interventions from micro-exclusion simulation activity during courses of Didactics and Special Pedagogy

Vanessa Macchia, Enrico Angelo Emili

This contribution describes a simulation activity proposed during the courses of Didactics and Special Pedagogy at the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Faculty of Education. The purpose of the simulation was to let the students experience first-hand the phenomenon of micro-exclusions from the group and the learning environment of all and observe the emotions experienced. Possible didactic interventions are then indicated to favour the classroom community, to create a learning environment that is characterized as a real «community» of relationships, which is essential to implement a series of strategies to support the processes of prosociality and solidarity between pupils. The ultimate goal is to create a class in which all pupils can live a sense of belonging, feel esteemed and confident in contributing, with their own skills, to the learning processes.


Micro-exclusions from the learning group, simulation activities, didactic interventions, class and inclusion communities.