HISTORY OF PEDAGOGY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Expected learning outcomes: knowledge of the proposed texts.
Knowledge and understanding: critical attitude, with the aid of human sciences and their interdisciplinary intersections.
Ability in applying knowledge and understanding: making use of the critical tools and historical insights acquired.
Making judgments: it is the overarching goal of the course, with particular reference to the acquisition of an awareness of historical distance and of the longue durée of the investigated phenomena.
Communication skills: acquisition of a language not necessarily technical, but able to distinguish and give an account of the characteristics of an educational texts from the past.
Learning skills: in proportion to the individual abilities.
Course contents summary
Athletics and physiology. Educational visions of the body
Bronislav Bilinski, Agonistica sportiva nella Grecia antica, 1961
Girolamo Mercuriale, De Arte Gymnastica (1569) - traduzione italiana del 1856
Juan Huarte, Essame degl’ingegni (1575) - trad. Camilli, 1582 -, a c. di C. Casalini e L. Salvarani, Roma, Anicia, 2010
Thomas Hughes, Gli anni di scuola di Tom Brown (1857) - traduzione di Amalia Bordiga, 1966
Emilio Baumann, selection from: L'educazione fisica nelle scuole (1873), Ginnastica tra i banchi (4° ed. 1880), Psicocinesia (1913)
Selected passages from the texts will be read during the lessons, with comments aimed at highlighting the cultural context and the main decisions made by the authors. Through the comment and, when possible, the discussion with the students, critical skills and independence of judgment of the students will be trained.
In addition to lectures, complementary educational activities will be provided in the form of seminars conducted by young scholars and experts.
Assessment methods and criteria
Final assessment will consist of an interview in which the student has to show:
- The ability to set out clearly, with appropriate vocabulary, features, content and historical context of a pedagogical text. Special emphasis will be given to the logical and communicative skills;
- Knowledge of the historical background and the major philosophical and pedagogical elements of the proposed texts, by questions raised by the teacher in the context of the presentation offered by the student.
- The threshold of pass mark is defined by the presence of both 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.