cod. 1008646

Academic year 2021/22
2° year of course -
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

Education as civil economy. Italian and European Enlightenment and its perspectives (II)

Full programme

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Condorcet, Rapporto sull'istruzione pubblica, Parigi 1792
(available on the Elly platform)
Chapters: I. Considerazioni generali; II. Istruzione primaria; V. Insegnamento scientifico; VII. Scienze morali e politiche; VIII. Conferenze pubbliche; XIII. Libertà dell'insegnamento.

Matteo Galdi, Saggio di istruzione pubblica rivoluzionaria, Milano 1798

Immanuel Kant, Sulla pedagogia, appunti di lezione raccolti da Friedrich Theodor Rink, Königsberg 1803

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emilio, La Haye 1762
(PDF page numbers): Libro I, 22-28; 35-45; 59-61; Libro II, 84-108; Libro III, 202-209; Libro IV, 235-251; 259-268; 272-278.

Fulvio de Giorgi (a cura di), Storia della pedagogia, Morcelliana, Scholé, 2021
(book on the market. Reproductions forbidden)
From introduction (Fulvio De Giorgi, Come studiare la Storia della Pedagogia) to Dorena Caroli's chapter (Anton Semënovič Makarenko).

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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