cod. 1008644

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - First semester
Academic discipline
Didattica e pedagogia speciale (M-PED/03)
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

Identification of the main categories used to think about deviance in our common discourse
Identification of alternative categories to think about adolescent de deviance.
Identification of the most important stages of moral development in adolescence.
Identification of the most important factors to prevent adolescent deviance


No prerequisite is mandatory. It is recommended that the course is taken after:
a period of practice in the following activities work experiences under high school, stage or work-placement;
A deeper analysis of the previous experience and/or an analysis of the students own experiences or difficulties of learning considered particularly relevant during the studies;
The essential knowledge of educational sciences that is provided by the high school level that includes such teachings, by manuals, and by the IDEA course of Pedagogy provided by the University.

Course unit content

Deviance in adolescence
Moral development in adolescenze
Categories to rethink adolescence
Educational interventions with adolescent

Full programme


Bacchini D., Lo sviluppo morale, Carocci, Roma 2011
Barone P. (a cura di), Vite di flusso. Fare esperienza di adolescenza oggi, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2018
Bertolini P., Caronia L., Ragazzi difficili. Pedagogia interpretativa e linee d'intervento, Franco Angeli, Milano 2015

Teaching methods

Project work

Assessment methods and criteria

The summative evaluation of the learning takes place with a written test consisting of two open questions (of equivalent weight) about the content of the course; The time available is 60 minutes. Each answer is evaluated on a scale of 0-30, according to the objectives of the course, using a predefined evaluation method made known in online course material on the Elly platform. The final result (vote) is given by the sum of the scores obtained for each answer; Praise is given when the answers have all the highest score and are formulated with a proper use of the disciplinary vocabulary.
The result of the test is communicated by e-mail in time for the eventual registration to the next exam for this course.
In order to obtain the 12 credits for the course didattica generale the student has to pass both modules ‘Elements of didactic and educational research’ and ‘Didactic for skills’. The result of the final test of the module Elemnts of Didactic and educational research is therefore used to calculate the arithmetic mean with that of the module Didactic for skills. It is recommended to follow the modules and carry out the final tests in the above order.
After the may 2018 exam session, the tests of both modules are integrated in an only solution.

Other information

Program, teaching 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.