cod. 23769

Academic year 2012/13
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Pedagogia generale e sociale (M-PED/01)
Attività formative affini o integrative
Type of training activity
40 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

1. critically compare the main models of digital competence;
2. analyze the structure of MLE projects and activities;
3. understand the historical development of the discipline.


Concept of media literacy education, theories in Media Pedagogy.

Course unit content

The course is aimed to highlight the history of Media Pedagogy, both from the theoretical and the practical point of view.
Arriving to the conteporary times, the course will try to make a critical evaluation of the path that Media Pedagogy has done, and to foresee the future development.

Full programme

The course begins with an overview to the current situation of the so-called "new media"; then, it presents the contemporary theories of media literacy education; analyses some experiences of the past ('50s, '60s and '70s); and it ends with a critical balance and a comparison with the nowadays situation.


- D. FELINI, Pedagogia dei media. Questioni, percorsi e sviluppi, Brescia, La Scuola Editrice, 2004.
- D. FELINI (a cura di), Video Game Education, Milano, Unicopli, 2012.
- R. HOBBS, Digital and Media Literacy. Connecting Culture and Classroom, Thousand Oaks (California), Corwin Press, 2011.

Teaching methods

Oral lesson, group discussion, project work, online collaborative work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.

Other information

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