DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course the student: - knows appropriately the most important aspects of the evolution of educational services in Italy; - knows the different models of the planning and management that now constitute the complex network of education services - knows the main instances of the educational-pedagogical debate about the planning and evaluation related to educational services; - knows and is able to analyze assessment tools (self-and hetero) concerning the quality of education services - is able to examine the requirements for accreditation of the educational structures and to identify and define indicators for assessing the quality of projects and services.
Course contents summary
The course intends to propose a critical reading about the complexity of the educational services of the first and second childhood, as they have outlined in Italy in the course of their evolution, with a look at the leading companies, whether public or private, operating in the area today. From issues such as the planning (of services and/or educational interventions), documentation, organization, management of human resources, we’ll try to focus on the methods of evaluation (self-and hetero) that best describe the quality of an educational service. Among the issues to be discussed, special attention will be placed on the concept of generalised and equitable access to ECEC, as evidenced by the recent documents of the European Commission.
For students attending
Bondioli, A., Savio, D., (2015), La valutazione di contesto nei servizi per l’infanzia italiani; Ed. Junior-Spaggiari. Parma. ( solo i capitoli 2,7,8,10)
Negri,S., Zecca,L., (2011), Il progetto pedagogico organizzativo nei servizi e nelle scuole dell'infanzia, Ed Junior-Spaggiari, Parma. (parte II e parte III).
Lazzari, A., (2016). Un quadro Europeo per la qualità dei servizi educativi e di cura per l’infanzia: proposta di principi chiave. Ed. Zeroseiup s.r.l.
For students who do not attend must be added the following texts
Bondioli, A., Savio, D., (2015), La valutazione di contesto nei servizi per l’infanzia italiani; Ed. Junior-Spaggiari. Parma. (Aggiungere i capitoli 2,3,4,5,6)
Centro Studi per l’Infanzia e l’Adolescenza ParmaInfanzia, Susanna Mantovani, Paolo Calidoni (a cura di), (2008), ACCOGLIERE PER EDUCARE Pratiche e saperi nei servizi educativi per l’infanzia, Erickson, Trento (capitoli 1,2).
Other documents will be recommended during the course and placed on EllyLass platform.
The lessons will be conducted with the help of slides, video projections and documentary materials from everyday practice. In relation to individual topics will be present some competent persons of the area (working in different realities of the country), that will bring their stories/experiences in the field under investigation.
Assessment methods and criteria