cod. 1008646

Academic year 2020/21
2° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Storia della pedagogia (M-PED/02)
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: HISTORY OF EDUCATION

Learning objectives

Expected learning outcomes: knowledge of the proposed texts;
Knowledge and understanding: developing a critical attitude, with the aid of human sciences and their interdisciplinary intersections;
Ability in applying knowledge and understanding: making use of the critical tools and historical insights acquire;
Making judgments: it is the overarching goal of the course, with particular reference to the acquisition of an awareness of historical distance and of the longue durée of the investigated phenomena;
Communication skills: acquisition of a language not necessarily technical, but able to distinguish and give an account of the characteristics of an educational texts from the past;
Learning skills: in proportion to individual abilities.



Course unit content

Ancien Régime pedagogies: narratives and models (II)

Full programme

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François de La Mothe Le Vayer, Instruttione de' Prencipi, Venezia 1647; italian translation of De l'Instruction de Monseigneur le Dauphin (1640)
Download link from Google Books:

To read: up to p. 302. Non-native Italian speakers who have particular difficulties in reading ancient Italian should contact the teacher.

- Monica Ferrari - Matteo Morandi (eds.), Maestri e pratiche educative dalla Riforma alla Rivoluzione Francese, Morcelliana 2020; the whole book.

- Noë Richter, Prélude à la Bibliothèque populaire. La lecture du peuple au siècle des Lumières, Bulletin des Bibliothèques de France, t. 26, n. 6, 1979
[see module A]

- Other study aids to be uploaded on the Elly platform.

Teaching methods

Selected passages from the texts will be read during the lessons, with comments aimed at highlighting the cultural context and the main decisions made by the authors. Through the comment and, when possible, the discussion with the students, critical skills and independence of judgment of the students will be trained.

Assessment methods and criteria

The final assessment will be an interview in which the student has to show:
- The ability to set out clearly, with appropriate vocabulary, features, content and historical context of a pedagogical text.
- Knowledge of the historical background and the major pedagogical elements of the proposed texts, ascertained, if necessary, through questions posited by the teacher in the context of the presentation offered by the student.
- The threshold of pass mark is defined by the presence of both parameters:
a. full reading of the proposed texts and knowledge of their historical profile;
b. Personal reflections on the text.

Other information

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