GENERAL PEDAGOGY (UNIT A)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
- To know the basic terminology of pedagogy and education;
- To know, analyze and critically revise the main concepts of general and social pedagogy;
- To know the principal current developments of contemporary pedagogy;
- To connect authors, current developments and concepts.
Course contents summary
The course is divided into two modules, A and B. The first presents the foremost pedagogic theories from the early and, especially, the late twentieth century, looking particularly to highlight, through heated debate, those particularly important theories. By these means the course will analyze some structural categories of general pedagogy, such as the concept of educational relationship, pedagogical teleology, of person and the link between theory/practice so as to come to an, albeit partial, definition of pedagogy. Part B will instead systematically explore the theme of educational needs expressed in social communities, especially those linked to cultural changes and to modern policentric conformity of the formative system. In particular, it will refer to the problems and operational possibilities of spatial services (youth centers, play areas, sporting groups, associations, museums) with particular reference to the theme of adolescence and socio-cultural animation.
For Module A, the students will have to prepare three texts for the exam:
C. SCURATI, Profili nell'educazione. Ideali e modelli pedagogici nel pensiero contemporaneo, Milan, Vita e Pensiero, 1991 ff. following [To be studied from the text: the first part (p. 3 – 84) and chapters relating to the following authors: Neill, Makarenko, Freire, Illich, Rogers, Bruner, Skinner, Maritain, Mounier.]
P. FREIRE, La pedagogia degli oppressi, Turin, EGA, 2002. [Original edition and first Italian edition, 1971]
S. PREMOLI, Pedagogie per un mondo globale. Culture, panorami dell'educazione, prospettive, Turin, EGA, 2008.
For Module B, the students will prepare another three texts for the exam:
S. TRAMMA, Pedagogia sociale, Milan, Guerini, 1999. A. BOBBIO, P. CALIDONI, ed. Tra pedagogia e didattica, Rome, Armando, 2009 [excluding chapters 5, 8 and 10]
E. BARDULLA, ed. Scautismo, dal passato al futuro, Rome, Anicia, 2008