cod. 1007184

Academic year 2018/19
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Didattica e pedagogia speciale (M-PED/03)
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
38 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to:
Know the contents presented in the course literature;
Analyze cases of organization and management of educational service s and identify the implicit inspirational models;
Apply the knowledge and skills developed to identify strengths, criticalities and development opportunities in specific cases;
Communicate and explain with technical and current language the case studies results;
critically evaluate potentialities and limitations of the previous case- analyzes and of the solutions suggested.


No prerequisite is mandatory. It is recommended that the course is taken after
a period of practice in educational field, stage or work-placement.

Course unit content

The course intends
To explore the main models of organization and leadership in the service sector;
To Focus on the specific features of educational services and contexts as functional to the continuous development of the human being throughout life;
To propose the theoretical-operational construct of the community of practices as a reference paradigm for professional action.

Full programme



PREMOLI S. (a cura di), Il coordinamento pedagogico nei servizi socio-educativi, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2008 (excluded from p.71 to p. 136)
WENGER E., McDERMOTT R., SNYDER W.M., Coltivare comunità di pratica, Guerini e Associati, Milano, 2007
Documentation available in the course section in

Teaching methods

The course will be carried out by privileging heuristic methods, useful also for the initial assessment of pre-knowledge and for the formative assessment during the learning process. Complementary tutorials and seminars on the contents presented in the course literature will also be carried out.
The skills of applying and communicating knowledge will be developed through case studies, simulation and role playing activities, also functional to the preparation of the report that will be discussed in the final exam.
All the notes and extra material presented during the lessons will be uploaded on the Elly platform. It is necessary to be registered to the online course in order to download them.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final assessment of learning is conducted with an oral test consisting of a critical discussion, on the basis of the course literature , of a project work report produced following the indications that will be provided during the course and published in the on-line section of the course in the Elly platform.
The test is evaluated on a scale of 0 to 30, according to the objectives of the course, using a predefined evaluation method made known in the course materials published online on the Elly platform; Praise is given when the answers have all the highest score and are formulated with a proper use of the disciplinary vocabulary.
The result is communicated at the end of the exam.

Other information

Program, lteaching activities and evaluation procedures are the same for attending and non-attending students. The latter can keep up-to-date on teaching activities by consulting Elly's on-line teaching pages that will be updated during the course.