Theories of education (2007/2008)

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Course code
4S01014
Name of lecturer
Chiara Sità
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. II A dal Feb 18, 2008 al Apr 12, 2008.

Lesson timetable

Sem. II A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Informatica 2  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Informatica 2  
Thursday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall Informatica 2  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to:
•Explore the theoretical dimension of educational knowledge as construction of perspectives which are related to practice and to the ways we look at the world.
•Promote consciousness about the complex relation between educational theory and practice.

Syllabus

The course is composed of two parts:
1.In the first part we deal with theory in education analysing some authors and key-topics of reflection on education, paying particular attention to the XX century. In this part, we also examine the relation between theory and educational practice.
2. The second part is dedicated to John Dewey’s reflection about experience and education and on his idea of education as a means of social change. In this section we approach Dewey’s thought through the text “Democracy and Education”.

Reading list
J. Dewey, Democrazia ed educazione, Milano, Sansoni, 2004.
L. Mortari, Apprendere dall’esperienza. Il pensare riflessivo nella formazione, Roma, Carocci, 2003.

Those who do not attend the course are also required to study a book referring to the first part of the course: G. Chiosso, Teorie dell’educazione e della formazione, Milano, Mondadori, 2004.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.