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Wednesday from 16:30 to 18:30 Studio 23, via Beato Pellegrino, 28 Gli Studenti e le studentesse sono invitati/e ad inviare una mail per avvisare la docente, specificando il motivo per cui desiderano venire al ricevimento, al fine di organizzare meglio il colloquio. Qualora ci fossero problemi di orario, è possibile concordare con la docente un appuntamento al di fuori dell'orario di ricevimento.
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Proposals for thesis
The master degree theses cover the research areas in which I am engaged at national and international level. In particular, experimental theses are agreed with students connected to educational organizational contexts and to companies with which I collaborate and within the projects I coordinate.
These are research on training, on the development of adult skills in different contexts, formal, informal and non-formal, on research trajectories aimed at exploring the professional development of people in communities and organizations.
Some of the themes developed in the last year:
Faculty development and teaching in higher education
Promote employability in formal contexts, didactics for dialogue with the world of work
The gender balance in the teaching of courses in the scientific area: engineering and mathematics
Reflective practices in training and management of tools
Organizational development and development of people in organizations
Professional development and training
Gender and Gender Equality in Teaching and Learning in STEM

For the students of the three-year SEF course in Padua assigned to me in internships, I always try to encourage them to identify the theme of the final project on the basis of their research desires and in connection with the training activity carried out to give greater significance to the path, developing moments of critical reflection on the connection between theory and methodological and operational aspects of the internship itself.

Curriculum Vitae
Associate professor
The main research areas in which she is involved are: organizational development, human resource management, training methodology in formal and non-formal contexts, higher education teaching and faculty development, dialogue with the world of work and school-work alternation.
She developed her scientific skills by participating in and coordinating national and international research groups in collaboration with European and North American Universities.
In terms of scientific coordination, she has worked as a Principal Investigator of various projects funded by the European Union, by the Ministry of University and Research and by European and non-European bodies in the field of lifelong learning, continuing education, higher education, placement and skills development.
From 2014 to 2017 she coordinated the PRIN Employability & Competences role in the PI role. Innovative curricula in Higher Education. He has also coordinated two Erasmus Strategic Partnership projects: REFLECT (Reflection as a core transferable competence in higher education and adult education) and COMPALL (Comparative Studies on Adult and Lifelong Learning) and she is coordinating a third project Erasmus Strategic Partnership INTALL (International and Comparative Studies for Students and Practitioners in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning).
From February 2018 to March 2019 she participated for the University of Padua, selected on a competitive call to the Thematic Working Group (TPG) of the European Union, in charge of writing the recommendations for European Commission on university teaching of the European University Association (EUA).
She was adjunct Professor at Michigan State University. USA and at Julius Maximilians University of Wurzburg, Germany and Visiting Scientist and Professor at California University Berkeley School of Education, and Boston University and other locations in Europe and the United States.
She has published more than 90 contributions in volumes and in national and international journals on the research topics indicated above.

Chief editor of two book series: "Adult learning strategies, methods and contexts" and "Professione Trainer".
Chief editor of the journal: "Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Research and Practice ”.
Member of the scientific committee of the class A journals: Educational Reflective Practices and Professionalism and Studies.
Some academic responsibilities:
Program's Coordinator of the master's degree: in Management of Educational Services and Continuing Education,
University Advisor for educational innovation and e-learning,
Member of the Steering Committee of the Doctorate in "Pedagogical Sciences, Education and Training" of the University of Padua,
Member of the Working Group of the FISPPA Department for Internationalization,
Member of the selection committee of the University of Padua for outgoing students at Boston University,
Member of the selection committee of visiting professors and scholars entering the University of Padua,
FISPPA contact person in the University Commission for placement activities.
In 2019 she won the prestigious Research Scholar scholarship for the 2019-20 academic year, entitled: Promoting Change in Higher Education: Bridging Faculty Development and Organizational Development

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): A475608205EC0CE194B2B1F003C823FE.pdf

Research areas

Research activities focus mainly on organizational development, higher education teaching, experiential training methodologies in formal, non-formal, informal contexts and human resource management.

The research areas in particular are:

1. Organizational development through training
2. Participatory teaching in higher education
3. The Learner Centered Teaching and Learning
4. Generative education. The values ​​of continuous education in organizational contexts.
5. Human resources management and training practices.
6. Personalized teaching; methods and instruments for participatory teaching
7. Didactics of dialogue with the world of work, university-business dialogue
8. Work-related teaching and learning
9. The alternation between school and work
10. Critical Reflection and Trasformative Learning and Teaching.

These research areas are developed within national and international projects with scholars from Italian, European and American universities.

For more details see the attached CV

ino, C., Fedeli, M. & Mapelli, D. (2019). Neurodidattica: uno spazio dialogico tra saperi per innovare i processi di insegnamento e apprendimento. Research Trends in Humanities Education & Philosophy, 6, 34-43.

Fedeli, M., Coryell, E., J, Frison, D. & Tyner, J. (2018). Uno studio qualitativo trasnazionale US-Italia sulle prospettive dei docenti che insegnano in corsi internazionali. Le voci dei docenti sullo sviluppo professionale. Giornale Italiano della Ricerca Educativa, XI, 21, 101-115. ISSN 2038-9744

Fedeli, M., (2018). Didattiche transformative. Metodologie sostenibili per l’insegnamento e l’apprendimento. In M. Sibilio & P. Aiello (eds.), Lo sviluppo professionale dei docenti, ragionare di agentività per una scuola inclusiva (pp. 103-111). Napoli: EdiSES s.r.l.

Boffo, V. & Fedeli, M. (Eds.). (2018). Employability and competences. Innovative curricula for new professions. Firenze: Firenze University Press

Fedeli, M., (2018). The student voice in higher education and the implications of promoting faculty development. In V. Boffo, & M. Fedeli (eds.), Employability and competences. Innovative curricula for new professions (pp.25-37). Firenze: Firenze University Press

Fedeli, M. &Tino, C. (2017). Alternanza scuola-lavoro. Il terzo spazio per un’alleanza trasformativa. Lecce: Pensa Multimedia.

Egetenmeyer, R. & Fedeli, M. (2017). Adult Learning and employability: International Research and Practice. In Egetenmeyer, R. & Fedeli, M. (Eds.). (2017). Adult Education and Work Contexts: International Perspectives and Challeges (pp. 11-25) Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Germany

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): A475608205EC0CE194B2B1F003C823FE.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SU2089 COMMON SUP6074520 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First
SF1333 001PD SFO2042655 9 2nd Year (2019/20) First
SU2089 COMMON SUP4060860 6 2nd Year (2019/20) First

Responsibility of other activity for A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
SU2089 COMMON SUP9085981 3 1st Year (2019/20) First