Comparative History of education
cod. 1006051

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - First 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

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding: knowledge of an historical outline of the period and its main educational institutions; ability in interconnecting these two aspects.

Applying knowledge and understanding: being able to explain some texts of the given period, using historical-comparative tools.

Making judgements: being able to express opinions with due motivation: this is the main transversal goal of the course.

Communication skills: Ability to explain one's own work in reading and interpretating texts with a correct and appropriate language.

Learning skills: being able to reflect critically on one's own knowledge, in proportion with individual talents.



Course unit content

Ideas of Europe: history of education as history of civilization(s).

Full programme

See "Contents".


Compulsory reading:
Lucien Febvre, L'Europa. Storia di una civiltà (any edition)

Each student will complete the bibliography according to the personal choice of a theme and a given (and limited) timeframe in the history of education. The student can choose an original source and add either a book, or a series of scholarly articles.
Further instructions (in Italian) available at the webpage, where recorded lessons are also available.

Teaching methods

Lecture; reading with comments; debate with students; close reading training on selected texts.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination (conference-like presentation by the student, with or without images, a powerpoint or other supports).
After the presentation, the student will be briefly queestioned to promote discussion and assess the reding of the texts.

The passing mark is achieved if the students shows both these accomplishments:
a) Has read thoroughly the compulsory and chosen texts and is able to locate them in time and space;
b) Has reflected upon the problems/questions posited in the texts and has tried to give a personal interpretation.

Other information

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