cod. 14474

Academic year 2011/12
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Pedagogia generale e sociale (M-PED/01)
Scienze propedeutiche
Type of training activity
16 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
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Integrated course unit module: BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Learning objectives

• To go beyond the positivist view of science.
• To understand the effect that the relationship between doctor and patient applies on the definition of the weakness, of the needs of the patient and of the therapy.


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Course unit content

• Positivist view of science.
• Going beyond the positivist paradigm in philosophy of science. Contributions of Popper and Kuhn.
• Screening and critical analysis of a movie: Bisio C., Si può fare, 2008.
• Transactionl analysis of the relationship between doctor and patient.

Full programme

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• Kuhn T. S., The Function of Dogma in Scientific research, in Crombie A. C. (Ed.), Scientific Change. Historical studies in the intellectual, social and technical conditions for scientific discovery and technical invention, from antiquity to the present, London, Heinemann Educational Books, 1963, pp. 347-369.
• Kuhn T. S., The Essential Tension: Tradition and Innovation in Scientific Research, in Taylor C. W. (Ed.), The Third (1959) University of Utah Research Conference on the Identification of Creative Scientific Talent, Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press, 1959, pp. 162-174.
• Manfreda A., Mappatura dei bisogni e pedagogia della salute, in «Giornale Italiano della Ricerca Educativa», a. III, n. 1, giugno 2010, pp. 36-51.

Teaching methods

• Screening and critical analysis of a film.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and oral exam

Other information

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