Comparative History of education
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding: historical outline of the period, knowledge of main educational institutions, ability in interconnecting these two aspects.
Applying knowledge and understanding: interpretating some texts of the given period, using simple historical-comparative tools.
Making judgements: this is the main transversal goal of the course.
Communication skills: Ability to explain his own work in reading and interpretating texts with a correct and pertinent Language, even if not technical.
Learning skills: proportional to individual talents.
Course contents summary
Title of the course: Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems. Liberal and Marxist thought in education.
M. A. Manacorda, Marx e l’educazione, Roma, Armando, 2008.
John Stuart Mill, Sulla libertà (in alcune edizioni Saggio sulla libertà), qualsiasi edizione purché integrale.
L. Salvarani, Nascita di una nazione. Esperienze e modelli dell’educazione nell’America dell’Ottocento, Roma, Anicia, 2015.
Further reading for THIRD YEAR students:
Pierre Bourdieu, La riproduzione. Per una critica dei sistemi di insegnamento, Guaraldi 2006.
Lecture; reading with comments; debate in the classroom; where possible, collective exercices on selected texts.
Assessment methods and criteria