cod. 14474

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - First semester
- Damiano FELINI
Academic discipline
Pedagogia generale e sociale (M-PED/01)
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

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 theory of education, social pedagogy and media pedagogy.
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 knowledge and thoughts on educational issues.



Course unit content

The course explores some fundamental themes of general and social pedagogy, introducing the student to know the terminology, key concepts, some reference theories, and the main areas of application.
In particular, the following topics will be addressed:
1) the main pedagogical models and trends developed over the last fifty years, identifying the salient characteristics and dealing with some reference authors;
2) the educational relation, according to the epistemic paradigm of the Educational sciences;
3) the educational needs expressed in social communities, especially those linked to the modern polycentric conformation of the educational system, to cultural change, social inequalities and new media.

Full programme


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Attention! The program is the same for students who attend and who do not attend the lessons.

Teaching methods

Lecture, reading of anthological texts, analysis of short videos, group discussion, online activity on the platform Elly.

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. The assessment criteria are the followings: correct use of language; knowledge; reflection, analysis, application; references; argumentation.

Each answer, the teacher gives a score from 0 to 30, and the overall score results from the simple arithmetic average.
For passing the exam, 18 is needed in all responses.

Other information

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