ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND EDUCATION
cod. 1004613

Academic year 2022/23
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Isabella MOZZONI
Academic discipline
Geografia economico-politica (M-GGR/02)
Field
Discipline storiche, geografiche, economiche e giuridiche
Type of training activity
Characterising
60 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

The course aims to provide the student with the first tools to begin to read an area reality and understand its educational needs.
Descriptor 1 - knowledge and understanding
The teaching aims to provide the main references of territorial analysis by contextualizing the educational phenomenon in the territorial context. Students will understand what actions can be implemented for the management of early childhood and adult educational services. They will know how to analyze the transformations of the educational system within the broader framework of overall sociocultural change. They will, therefore, be able to identify the salient elements and lines of development of European policies and their impact on educational services.
Descriptor 2 - Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
The student will develop the ability to critically examine articles and texts with the aim of developing a reading key that allows them to critically read the reality. Current articles related to the European context will be read in class and analyzed together with the students. On a more strictly professional level, students will be able to read the calls of the European Social Fund by linking them to the territorial economic peculiarities and local systems of work. Some calls will be critically read in class and work will be done to understand their relations with European context strategies.
Descriptor 3 - Autonomy of judgment
The teaching aims to develop autonomy of judgment and ability to analyze the territorial problems at different scales, from the local to the European scale. We will analyze individual policies to see the different declinations from local to European level.
Descriptor 4 - Communication skills
Students must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing, with sufficient command of language, the contents of educational projects built on the basis of the European tenders that will be examined.
Descriptor 5 - Ability to learn
Students must be able to provide autonomously to their updating by identifying the most appropriate information sources and paying attention to their reliability. For this they will be called during the course in search of documentation and to read them independently.

Prerequisites

no requirement

Course unit content

The teaching aims to introduce the student to the main concepts of educational service management from a territorial perspective. The first part of the course will cover general topics aimed at framing the discipline and its methodologies. Topics such as the concept of a company, legal forms, social cooperatives, etc. will be explored.
The second part of the course is, on the other hand, aimed at the analysis of territorial management architectures, the principle of subsidiarity, the role of the Municipality and the Region, and the modes of public-private collaboration. The role of European strategies in the transformations of educational systems will also be explored. The study of the proposed topics will be carried out using the methodologies and concepts learned in the first part of the course.

Full programme

-the educational service as a firm
- the legal forms
- the social coop
- the nonprofit sector
- the public entity: the role of the municipality and the region in the management of educational services
- the management architectures: owner entities and managing entities; authorization-accreditation-evaluation; the forms of management
- The birth of the EC
- European policies and their evolutions
- The Lisbon Strategy and the new role of education in European development
- Europe 2020
- Cohesion policies and structural funds

Bibliography

Materials and bibliography available on the ELLY platform

Teaching methods

The course will be developed in a series of lectures in which the various topics will be discussed. Each lesson will propose theoretical moments flanked by concrete examples. During the course to support the lessons will be made available to students of the materials on the Elly platform. From the middle of the course onwards students will be asked to read a few newspapers online every day to work on the most topical European issues. Together with the teacher, some European tenders for the allocation of structural funds in the educational field will be examined and analyzed in relation to the main European strategies.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment of learning will take place through a written exam to open questions, but with a defined space to respond. The duration will be 1 hour. The proposed questions will be three with different degrees of difficulty that will allow to evaluate the accuracy of the study, the ability to link general concepts and specific topics and, finally, the level of autonomy of judgment.
The compitosi will consider exceeded if the student will answer in sufficient way to all three questions posed. The overall evaluation will derive from the average of the votes of the individual questions.
The results of the exam are published on the esse3 portal and the timing will depend on the number of participants. You will go from a minimum of one week up to 3 weeks for appeals with more than 200 members. Students can view the tasks by appointment with the teacher.

Other information

The teaching materials on Elly are part of the exam program and support the lectures.