Special Pedagogy (2018/2019)

Course code
4S00796
Name of lecturer
Angelo Lascioli
Coordinator
Angelo Lascioli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PED/03 - METHODOLOGIES OF TEACHING AND SPECIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course is conceived to initiate the students into pedagogic and educative problems of the disabled. It is propaedeutic for the epistemological and teaching-methods problems. The students will be initiated into the most suitable methods of thought and attitude to set up an effective relationship with motor, sensory, intellective, and psychic disabled.
At the end of the course, students will have improved the following knowledge and skills: :
Knowledge:
1) The knowledge of the field of special pedagogy, its specific language, the fundamental theoretical and methodological references and the most important international documents on disability.
2) The knowledge of the characteristics of special educational actions and how to design a special educational intervention, knowing how to distinguish between different types of disability and different forms of special educational need.
3) The knowledge of the scientific paradigms of the pedagogical-special research.

Skills:
4) Knowing how to act in a manner that can be consistent with the professional profile of the educator in contexts that provide educational services to people with disabilities.
5)To be able to find relevant and effective sources for the educational problems of people with disabilities and to design suitable educational interventions to respond to their special educational needs.
6)To be able to put into practice the methods of approach, of an educational nature, suitable and functional to the different types of disability and to the different forms of special educational need.

Syllabus

1) The field of study of Special Pedagogy (Education).
2) Deficit, handicap and disability: definition, meaning, differences, and problems.
3) Special Educational Needs: educational viewpoint in the treatment of disabilities.
4) Problems and paradigms of special educational research.
5) The main documents relating to disability issued by WHO, UNESCO, UNO and the European Parliament.
6) The action in Special Education.
7) From the concept of Integration to that of Inclusive Education.
8) Life Planning and Growth Planning of people with disabilities (emotional development and sexual, job placement, social inclusion, etc.)

The teaching methods provided are the following:
- Frontal lessons;
- Video presentation and comment;
- Discussion and group work.
During the course, many experiences will be presented to the students as well as testimonies of special educational practice in the school, in the associations, and in the institutions of the territory

Basic books:
1) Lascioli A., Educazione speciale. Dalla teoria all’azione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.
2) Lascioli A., Handicap e pregiudizio. Le radici culturali, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2011.
3) Lepri, C., La persona al centro. Autodeterminazione, autonomia, adultità per le persone disabili, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 2016.

Two books to choose from:
- Baratella P., Littamè E., I diritti delle persone con disabilità. Dalla Convenzione Internazionale ONU alle buone pratiche, Erickson, Trento, 2009.
- Bulgarelli D., Nido inclusivo e bambini con disabilità. Favorire e supportare il gioco e la comunicazione, Trento, Erickson, 2018.
- Bocci F., Una mirabile avventura. Storia dell'educazione dei disabili da Jean Itard a Giovanni Bollea, Le Lettere, Firenze, 2011.
- Bogdashina O., Le percezioni sensoriali nell'autismo e nella sindrome di Asperger, UovoNero, Piacenza, 2011.
- Caldin R. (a cura di), Alunni con disabilità, figli di migranti, Liguori Editore, Napoli, 2012.
- Caldin R. (a cura di), Percorsi educativi nella disabilità visiva. Identità, famiglia e integrazione scolastica e sociale, Erickson, Trento, 2006.
- Cannavò C., E li chiamano disabili. Storie di vite difficili coraggiose stupende, BUR, 2007.
- Contardi A., Verso l’autonomia. Percorsi educativi per ragazzi con disabilità intellettiva, Carocci Faber, 2004, Roma.
- Cottini L., L'autodeterminazione nelle persone con disabilità. Percorsi educativi per svilupparla, Erickson, Trento, 2016.
- Jacobs B., Attraente, originale, … emotivamente pericoloso. Una storia d'amore con una persona con sindrome di Asperger, Erickson, 2004;
- Lascioli A., Pezzetta R., Fabio T., Flori C., Cinquanta di questi giorni. Per pensare la sessualità del disabile intellettivo, Testo con DVD, Aracne, Roma, 2010.
- Maragna S., La sordità. Educazione, scuola, lavoro e integrazione sociale, Hoepli, 2008.
- Pueschel S., Adulti con sindrome di Down. Formazione, lavoro, sessualità e autonomia, Erickson, Trento, 2011.
- Sangalli A.L., Attività motoria compensativa, UnoEdizioni, Trento (ultima edizione).

Other study material (slides, videos and scientific articles) will be uploaded through the e-learning platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment for learning will take place through a written examination paper that will consist of presenting a series of closed questions and open questions concerning the topics discussed during the course.
Written exam: 24 multiple choice questions and/or open regarding the basic references and 2 open questions regarding the chosen textbooks or chapters.
The following assessment criteria will be considered:
- Including the relevant elements that are the basis of the main theories relating to special education;
- Including the elements that characterize special education action;
- Being able to expose their arguments strictly and in a limited time by identifying and selecting the essential elements for exposure;
- Being able to analyse critically the books studied.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018