GENERAL AND SOCIAL PEDAGOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Expected learning outcomes: knowledge of the proposed topics.
Knowledge and understanding: critical attitude, with the aid of human sciences and their interdisciplinary intersections.
Ability in applying knowledge and understanding: making use, as independent as it is possible, of the critical tools and epistemological insights acquired.
Making judgments: it is the overarching goal of the course, with particular reference to the acquisition of an awareness of educational issues and frameworks.
Communication skills: acquisition of a language not necessarily technical, but able to distinguish and give an account of the vocabulary of education theory beyond the generalizations of reference manuals.
Course contents summary
The course aims at investigating the concept of education and learning in the field of Pedagogy and Early childhood education and care, with regard to both adulthood and childhood.
The course aims at analysing the image of the child and childhood that aduls have, investigating how these images and social representations influence actions, relationships and contexts within the realm of educational services but also in the larger contexts of individual and collective life.
- all the materials available on Elly
- S. Moscovici, Le rappresentazioni sociali, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2005.
The course includes, in addition to lectures and theoretical reflections, even the direct involvement of students through case-studies, work-group and discussions in plenary. The students will be also involved in the analysis of different materials about pedagogical documentation.
Assessment methods and criteria
The students' learnings will be evaluate through an oral exam which includes questions about: a) the student's knowledge about the main theories and topics of the course b) the student's competence about reflecting on specific themes in a critical way c) the student's competence about analyzing issues across different contexts and perspectives.
The threshold of the pass mark is defined by the compliance to both these parameters:
a. full reading of the proposed texts;
b. Implementation of a research / individual reflection on the text with the elaboration of individual proposals and criticism.