cod. 1007455

Academic year 2022/23
3° year of course - Second semester
Maria Antonietta MAGGIO
Academic discipline
Pedagogia generale e sociale (M-PED/01)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

The teaching allows students to have a theoretical framework of reference for the pedagogy of differences, with particular attention to the deconstruction of stereotypes and false myths and the study of the cultural and methodological assumptions necessary for a meaningful approach to otherness and valorisation of the differences.


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Course unit content

The course addresses the issue of differences, in the perspective of inclusion, from the point of view of pedagogy together with educational sciences. Pedagogy offers a critical point of view and promotes reflection on the issues of difference and differences as themes characterizing the current debate.
The pedagogy of differences is at the same time education about differences as it accompanies the deconstruction of stereotypes and training in listening and meeting.

Full programme

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bibliography to study:
-Felini D., Di Bari C. (edited by), Il valore delle differenze, Parma, Junior, 2019
-Ghigi R., Fare la differenza, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2019
-Lopez A.G., Il “punto di vista” e i marginali. Per una educazione alle differenze, in “Bollettino della Fondazione Vito Fazio-Allmayer – Pedagogia delle differenze”, LI, 2, 2022, pp.115-128 available at link
-Kapuściński R., L’altro, Saggi Universale Economica Feltrinelli, 2012 (or any other edition)
-Touraine A., Quando lo straniero diventa una minaccia”, interview by Fabio Gambaro, La Repubblica 20/05/2008 (available on Elly)
-Todorov T., La conquista dell’America. Il problema dell’«altro», Einaudi Tascabili, 2012 (pp 5-61, available on Elly)

Teaching methods

Dialogue lessons supported by the analysis of the bibliographic texts indicated for the study, interactive moments will be proposed and personal reflection will be encouraged, given the nature and contents of the teaching.

Assessment methods and criteria

Exam duration: 75 minutes.
The exam consists of 10 closed-ended questions (maximum 2 points per question) and 2 open-ended questions (maximum 5 points per question)

Other information

Student reception: every monday morning on appointment from 11.00 to 12.00 (online)