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;
- be familiar with some of the main educational issues of the present historical moment.
Course contents summary
The course is structured in two parts.
The first, general part (5 learning credits) focuses on the nature, instruments and limits of the study of educational processes conducted within the field of general pedagogy and other pedagogical disciplines and on a comparison with the interpretation of such processes that is carried out by the other human sciences.
The second, specific part (5 learning credits) will deal with the issue of the practical nature of pedagogical knowledge both in general terms and with reference to a specific experience of extracurricular education.
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