cod. 1004585

Academic year 2013/14
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Pedagogia generale e sociale (M-PED/01)
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to achieve the following goals, in line with the "Dublin descriptors":
1. To know the basic terminology of pedagogy and education, as well as the main concepts of social pedagogy and media education.
2.1. To critically analyze and elaborate the concepts studied, linking themes, authors and trends.
2.2. To connect theories to cases of educational work, analyzed and understood with the specific conceptual tools of the discipline.
4. To communicate in writing their thoughts on educational issues.


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Course unit content

The course explores the problem of educational needs in human societies, especially the ones connected to today's cultural change and to the policentric structure of the educational system. The course also refers to the role of mass and personal media on implicit education, to digital divide, and to media literacy education.

Full programme

In the first part of the course, the main concepts of social pedagogy will be developed. In the second one, the main guidelines of media pedagogy will be introduced.


- S. TRAMMA, Pedagogia sociale, Milano, Guerini, 2010 (nuova edizione).
- D. FELINI, Pedagogia dei media. Questioni, percorsi e sviluppi, Brescia, La Scuola, 2004 [tutto, eccetto il cap. 5].
- L. CAIMI (a cura di), Il confine sottile. Culture giovanili, legalità, educazione, Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2012.
- D. FELINI (a cura di), Video game education. Studi e percorsi di formazione, Milano, Unicopli, 2012.

Teaching methods

Lecture, group discussion.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final evaluation will take place through a written examination consisting of three open questions (there is no term evaluation).
The questions will concern the concepts of social pedagogy and media pedagogy, the connection between terms, concepts, theories, trends and authors, and the link between theories and typical situations of the out-of-school educational work, especially with adolescents and youngsters.
It is considered sufficient the examination which shows, with proper language and terminology, the understanding of the basic concepts. The appropriate reference to authors and trends, the connection or comparison between theories, and the application of theory to practice (and vice versa) are elements that concur to determine a grade above satisfactory.

Other information

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