Training didactics (2014/2015)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Giuseppe Tacconi
Giuseppe Tacconi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IA, Sem. IB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IA
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2 from Oct 1, 2014  to Oct 29, 2014
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2 from Nov 5, 2014  to Nov 16, 2014
Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5 from Nov 14, 2014  to Nov 16, 2014
Friday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1 from Nov 7, 2014  to Nov 7, 2014
Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Friday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  

Learning outcomes

A teaching approach does not only belong to the field of education. Indeed it is possible to think of a form of teaching which is specific to a learning context within vocational training and work, aiming to derive knowledge from and through practical activities. The course aims at:
- providing students with a general overview on current vocational education and training system;
- introducing an epistemology of practice based on a reflective rationality;
- introducing a phenomenological and narrative approach to the study the work practices;
- helping students to devise concrete didactic tools able to enhance a style of learning which values experience, context and the relationship.


The course will deal with the following topics:
- Vocational education and training as a specific context for reflecting upon teaching approach;
- Understanding the relevance of work practice for the improvement of vocational education practices;
- Epistemology of practice based upon reflection in/on action;
- Work practice and personal experience as sources of knowledge;
- Analysis of work practice and narrative inquiry;
- Novels as source for research and tool for vocational education;
- Teaching approach in vocational training as didactics of reflected experience;
- The relationship between learning and work.


BRUNI L. (2014), Fondati sul lavoro, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, pp. 159.

PASTORE S. (2012), Lavoro e apprendimento. Intersezioni didattiche, Guerini e Associati, Milano, pp. 167.

LIPARI D. (2014), Storie di formatori. Esperienza, apprendimento, professione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, pp. 145.

TACCONI G. (2011), La didattica al lavoro. Analisi delle pratiche educative nell’Istruzione e formazione professionale, FrancoAngeli, Milano, pp. 336.

LEVI P. (1978), La chiave a stella, Einaudi, Torino, pp. 189.

TACCONI G. (2011), Da una nuova epistemologia della pratica lavorativa ad una nuova epistemologia della formazione professionale (paper).

TACCONI G. (2010), Dentro la pratica. La concomitante attenzione ai saperi disciplinari e al successo formativo degli allievi nel racconto di alcuni insegnanti-scrittori, «Rassegna CNOS» 26/2, pp. 167-183 [in:].

CNOS-FAP (2012), Dossier Istruzione e Formazione 2011-2012 (paper)

Assessment methods and criteria

Assessment modalities:
written examination. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course. The assessment will also include an evaluation of a student’s personal written work to be approved by the teacher.

Course activities:
- teacher’s lectures. Students active participation will be fostered.
- Group activities on case studies and other practical tasks.
Students have to consult the Syllabus on the teacher’s personal page.

Teaching aids