Training Philosophy (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S00776
Name of lecturer
Antonietta De Vita
Coordinator
Antonietta De Vita
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Tuesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.3 from Mar 8, 2016  to Mar 15, 2016
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.2  
Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  
Thursday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to orient students toward different epistemologies that inspire educational models and related styles, language and practices in training contexts.
We will discuss different philosophical approaches to education/training, using the exercise of thinking philosophically. We will also look more thoroughly at the issue of training and work in the capacity perspective.

Syllabus

The topic will try to answer the question: What education/training is necessary for which job? In a time when production systems have changed in the sense of bio-capitalism, what is the role of education/training? We will critically address training "for profit" and training "for human development" by trying to focus on the main critical points and the consequences for individuals in training and for organizational contexts.

The course includes lectures, opportunities for active participation by students, teamwork, guest speakers and some experiential moments.
− Castoriadis C., Lasch C., The Culture of Selfishness. The Soul of Man under Capitalism, Eleuthera, 2014.

− D'Aniello F., Hands on Heart. Pedagogy and Bio-political Work, Aras Publishing 2015.

− Alessandrini G., (ed.), The "Pedagogy" of Martha Nussbaum, Franco Angeli, 2014.

− Bertell L., Anarchist Labour. From the Sustainability of Work to the Practicality of Life, Eleuthera, 2016 (to be issued soon).

− Olivetti A., To Workers, di Comunità Editors, 2012.

Assessment methods and criteria

For those attending and non-attending, the final exam will consist of a written examination on the bibliography indicated in the program.

For those attending there will be a substantial mid-term exam consisting of a review of one of the texts listed in the bibliography (student's choice). The text chosen for the review will be excluded from the final written exam for those students because it will have already been evaluated.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016