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PSO2044617, A.A. 2015/16

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Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1084, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PEDAGOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge MICHELE BIASUTTI M-PED/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PED/01 General and Social Pedagogy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 01/06/2016
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 MILAN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
AGOSTINETTO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
GASPERI EMMA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 MILAN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
AGOSTINETTO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
GASPERI EMMA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 MILAN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
AGOSTINETTO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
GASPERI EMMA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2016 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 MILAN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
AGOSTINETTO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)
GASPERI EMMA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2015 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 BIASUTTI MICHELE (Presidente)
BONICHINI SABRINA (Membro Effettivo)
GINI GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: It is a basic course, and there are no mandatory prerequisites
Target skills and knowledge: The learning objectives of the course are to acquire the principles and foundations of Pedagogy through the analysis of the main currents of thought and personalities of the contemporary Pedagogy. A monographic part will be focused to contemporary school through the study of school autonomy and models of functioning of the educational institutions. In addition, a seminarial part will be dedicated to intercultural issues.
The skills to be acquired include the ability to analyse educational issues and to interpret critically the events.
Examination methods: The examination will take place in writen form in the established sessions. The examination will include 30 multiple choice questions with about 60 minutes for answering. Psticipants must sign in by UniWeb.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criteria include knowledge of the theoretical models of the discipline, the ability to work in interdisciplinary connections and to plan applications.
Course unit contents: Course Content

Part A: Elements of general Pedagogy
- Activism: characteristics, prominent personalities, leading theorists in Italy and in the world.
- Maria Montessori: educational approach, thinking, teaching materials
- New theories: the Italian idealism, training and the thought of Gentile.
- The pedagogy of John Dewey. The personality, thought the main contributions
- Models of Marxist pedagogy (1900-1945). Theoretical model and practical education. Pedagogy of the Second International.
- Max Adler. Rodolfo Mondolfo. Totalitarianism and education
- The non-European countries: anthropological and cultural studies.
- Pedagogical Innovations in developing countries. Campaigns for adult education.
- Growth of scientific pedagogy.
- Key leaders in Europe and in the world
- From education to educational sciences. Decline of pedagogy as a unitary knowledge.
- Affirmation of many disciplines that constitute the pedagogical knowledge and educational.
- Cold War and pedagogy.
- The Italian situation and the world. '68: Ideological criticism of education. The movements of '68.
- Alternative models, "against the school" Don Lorenzo Milani (1967).
- School after the II world war. The mass literacy.
- The extension of compulsory education
- The Italian school since 1945. Reform of college in '62. Mass media and education.
- Topical in the cultural industry. Links with other educational agencies.
- Reorientation second training purposes. Integration with other forms of education.
- New educational emergencies from the 80s until today. Feminism. The emergence of the ecological problem. Growth of ethnic groups in developed countries and multicultural issues. Lifelong education

Part B: The school autonomy
- Characteristics of educational institutions
- The school autonomy
- Competences and functions of the teachers
- Methods of work and working models of educational institutions
- School in a multiethnic society
- Teacher training
- Social skills ot the teacher
- The role of beliefs in teacher training
- Ethics and teaching
- Quality the ideal Teacher
- Definition of a curriculum for the teacher training programs
- Teacher as researcher
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lessons will be held presenting the defined arguments, urging the intervention of students. There will be special activities for the students that will attend the lessons.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The course material will be uploaded on the Moodle platform and it will be available to students
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Biasutti, Autonomia scolastica e ricerca educativa. Padova: Cleup, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Cambi, Le pedagogie del Novecento. bari: laterza, --. Cerca nel catalogo