Adult Education (2009/2010)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Rosanna Cima
Rosanna Cima
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 1B dal Nov 16, 2009 al Jan 17, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Friday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  

Learning outcomes

Think about age and adult identity's main epistemological interpretations with particular attention at the passages and critical points of this age.
The aim is to deepen the narrative aspect as educational practice that promotes interaction between generations.


a) Adults’ idendity construction’s processes,
b) Narration, listening and refund methods
c) Biographies and autobiographies in adult and old age as education and care practices.

Books Mandatory
Daniele Loro: Pedagogia della vita adulta. Prospettive di formazione, Ed. La Scuola, Brescia 2006.
Rosanna Cima, Tempo di vecchiaia. Percorsi di anima e cura tra storie di donne,
Franco Angeli, Milano, 2004.

A choiche between these romans/essays:
Cristina Comencini, Matriošca, Feltrinelli, Milano 2002.
Catherine Dunne, Il viaggio verso casa, Edizioni Guanda, Parma 2000.
Doris Lessing (1983), Il diario di Jane Somers, Feltrinelli, Milano 1988.
Josephine Hart, Ricostruzioni, Feltrinelli, Milano 2002.
Luisa Passerini, La Fontana della giovinezza, Giunti, Firenze 1999.
Margherite Yourcenar, Archivi del Nord, Einaudi, Torino 2008.
Gloria Zanardo, Presente remoto, Luciana Tufani Editrice, Ferrara 2000.

During the course will be indicated more books (books/magazines).

For not attending students, in addition to books specified above, it’s mandatory to read also:
Paolo Jedlowski, Storie comuni. La narrazione nella vita quotidiana, B. Mondadori, Milano 2000.
Not attending students should contact the teacher via email: to set a meeting before the exam.

Assessment methods and criteria

Interview. Students can compile an individual writing, that keeps in mind texts faced during the course and experiences relating the course themes.
The writing must be delivered on paper and via email a week before the exam and will be discussed in the examination.