cod. 1008252

Academic year 2022/23
1° year of course - Second semester
Damiano FELINI
Academic discipline
Pedagogia generale e sociale (M-PED/01)
Scienze umane e psicopedagogiche
Type of training activity
10 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
hub: -
course unit

Integrated course unit module: HUMAN SCIENCES

Learning objectives

The course aims to achieve the following goals, in line with the "Dublin descriptors":
1. to know some basic concepts of the contemporary theory of education, with special reference to authors and trends which are topics of the course;
2. to apply the acquired knowledge to design of short educational trainings;
3. to express one’s own reflections about educational issues with correct use of language and critical thinking, based on theory of education;
4. to acquire proper language, not necessary technical but able to take into account the pedagogical terminology.



Course unit content

The course offers a selection of pedagogical issues that can be helpful to midwives’ work. In particular: the concept of education and the educational relationship.

Full programme

The course is composed by three sections:
1. an introduction on the concept of education in the context of pedagogy, in relation to both adulthood and childhood and with particular reference to the metaphor of maieutic;
2. characteristics and dynamics of educational relationships;
3. (if possible) an in-depth study on the principles, methods, and procedures of educational design, also applied to the context of counseling centers.


Mandatory readings are the followings:
- D. Felini, Teoria dell’educazione. Un’introduzione, Carocci, Roma, 2020, only chapts. 1, 2, 7.
- Materiali online disponibili su Elly.

Teaching methods

Lecture, discussion, case studies, websites analysis, personal work on Moodle.

Assessment methods and criteria

The students' learning will be assessed through an oral exam.
The teacher will assess:
a) the student's knowledge about the main theories and topics of the course;
b) the student's competence about reflecting on specific themes in a critical way;
c) the student's competence about analyzing issues across different contexts and perspectives.
The threshold of the pass mark is defined by the compliance to both these parameters:
- full reading of the proposed texts;
- implementation of a research / individual reflection on the text with the elaboration of individual proposals and criticism.

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