Knowledge and understanding: knowledge of an historical outline of the period and its main educational institutions; ability in interconnecting these two aspects.
Applying knowledge and understanding: being able to explain some texts of the given period, using historical-comparative tools.
Making judgements: being able to express opinions with due motivation: this is the main transversal goal of the course.
Communication skills: Ability to explain one's own work in reading and interpretating texts with a correct and appropriate language.
Learning skills: being able to reflect critically on one's own knowledge, in proportion with individual talents.
Course contents summary
Ideas of Europe: history of education as history of civilization(s).
Lucien Febvre, L'Europa. Storia di una civiltà (any edition)
Each student will complete the bibliography according to the personal choice of a theme and a given (and limited) timeframe in the history of education. The student can choose an original source and add either a book, or a series of scholarly articles.
Further instructions (in Italian) available at the webpage elly2020.dusic.unipr.it, where recorded lessons are also available.
Lecture; reading with comments; debate with students; close reading training on selected texts.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination (conference-like presentation by the student, with or without images, a powerpoint or other supports).
After the presentation, the student will be briefly queestioned to promote discussion and assess the reding of the texts.
The passing mark is achieved if the students shows both these accomplishments:
a) Has read thoroughly the compulsory and chosen texts and is able to locate them in time and space;
b) Has reflected upon the problems/questions posited in the texts and has tried to give a personal interpretation.