Learning outcomes of the course unit
By the end of the course students will:
- be able to understand and use the language of pedagogy;
- grasp the specificity of the pedagogical approach to educational problems and processes compared with the approach adopted by other disciplines;
In order to follow productively the course it is useful to have a basic knowledge of the (history of) education and its relationship with human sciences (anthropology, sociology and psychology)
The IDEA course in the first half was intended to provide that knowledge.
Any philosophy, pedagogy and human sciences textbook for high school allows access to this knowledge; in particular we recommend Tassi R., Itinerari Pedagogici, Zanichelli
The slides presented at IDEA are available in the e-learning platform elly
It is particularly recommended prior knowledge of the contents relating to Lexicon and epistemological issues of the humanities, human sciences history Dewey, Bruner, Montessori.
Course contents summary
Over presenting the theoretical background of education, the course focuses on the contemporary debate about the role of pedagogical research inside this area, and, most of all, about the role of Theory of education. Then focuses on issues, problems and perspectives that emerge around the image of education, the image of the child and the image of adult in the twentieth century.
- Resources available in the course elearning platform elly;
-DEWEY J., Democrazia ed educazione, orig. 1916, chapters indicated and available in elly;
- a book to be chosen from the following:
- MONTESSORI M., La formazione dell'uomo, Garzanti, Milano, 1949
- FREIRE P., La pedagogia degli oppressi, orig.1970, EGA, Torino, 2011
- BRUNER J., La cultura dell'educazione, tr.it., Feltrinelli, Milano, 2001
The educational activities will be conducted focusing on active learning methods (interactive lectures, case studies, simulations) with a continuous enhancement of the direct experiences of the participants and the interactions between individuals in learning. The classroom activities will be supported by the use of authentic materials and presentations on computer.
Assessment methods and criteria