Special Pedagogy (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Angelo Lascioli
Angelo Lascioli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Other available courses
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IB dal Nov 9, 2015 al Jan 17, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  
Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi B  

Learning outcomes

As from the second half of the twentieth century Western Society has introduced an important school policy concerning disability.
The way of thinking of people with disability and their problems have extremely changed and a new definition of the significance of disability has taken place as a result of the cultural and scientific expectations introduced at an international level in the latest decades. The cultural revolution, we are referring to, regards in the first place the overcoming of the so-called medical-scientific pattern of disability in favour of the social pattern. If it is not clear which kind of staff must provide for the education of the disables as well as if it not clear through which scientific paradigm the phenomenon can be considered , we can’t put in the right perspective the intervention in favour of the disabled people. The course of Special Pedagogy wants to offer the students a wide and deep knowledge of the present concepts of disability starting from the latest international documents on the subject.


ICIDH (1980) and ICF (2001)
Special Education
The handicap prejudices
From the concept of integration to the concept of inclusion
Job integration of the disables
The concept of grown-up applied to people with intellectual disability
The right to a sexual and affective life: psychosexual and cognitive growth
Family problems in the educational management of the disabled

Exam books:
Lascioli A., Educazione speciale. Dalla teoria all’azione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.
Lascioli A., Handicap e pregiudizio. Le radici culturali, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.

Books of your choice:
Borgnolo G., et al. (a cura di), ICF e Convenzione ONU sui diritti delle persone con disabilità, Erickson, Trento, 2009;
Caldin R. e Serra F. (a cura di), Famiglie e bambini con disabilità complessa, Fondazione E. Zancan Onlus, Rovigo, 2011;
Cannavò C., E li chiamano disabili, Rizzoli, Milano, 2012;
Lascioli A., et al., Cinquanta di questi giorni. Per pensare la sessualità del disabile intellettivo, Testo con DVD, Aracne, Roma, 2010;
Bocci F., Una mirabile avventura. Storia dell'educazione dei disabili da Jean Itard a Giovanni Bollea, Le Lettere, Firenze, 2011;
Pontiggia G., Nati due volte, Mondadori, Milano, 2001.

Assessment methods and criteria

Multiple-choice questionnaire