Didactics for TVET (2018/2019)

Course code
4S007353
Name of lecturer
Domenico Lipari
Coordinator
Domenico Lipari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PED/04 - EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students that will have followed the proposed activities will be able of
* knowing, in their main lines, the different contexts of vocational education and training in Italy,
* reflecting critically on the meaning of concepts such as didactics, work, training, learning, and on their relationship;
* understanding the existing link between culture of work and culture of education;
* grasping the existing link between analysis of work practices, training and narration;
* analysing work practices which are been narrated;
* describing the main features of the professional practices of experts operating in training and education;
* describing the main features of a model of "training didactics" inspired by a transformative approach;
* connecting the topics to real or simulated educational contexts
* reflecting on the course by developing awareness of the implemented learning processes.

Syllabus

The course will deal with the following topics:
1) VET didactics
• Definition,
• The fields of educational research,
• Vocational education and training as a specific context for reflecting upon teaching approach,
• the main areas of educational research related with VET,
• competence development.
2) Work related Learning
• Work culture and training culture
• The relationship between learning and work practices and contexts
• Work as learning tool
3) Narrative approach to VET
• Epistemology of practice.
• Work practice and personal experience as sources of knowledge.
• Putting experience in words.
4) Training practices
• The trainer: story of a profession
• Analysis of educational practices
• Transformative teaching approaches in VET and the value of the reflected experience.

TEXTS TO STUDY FOR THE EXAM
- TACCONI, G. (2015). Tra Scuola e lavoro. Una prospettiva didattica sul secondo ciclo del sistema educativo di istruzione e formazione. Roma: LAS; the following chapters only: 2 (L’assetto ordinamentale attuale del secondo ciclo del sistema di istruzione e formazione); 5 (Per una didattica del secondo ciclo) and 6 (Nodi, problemi e prospettive).
- PERRONE, V. (2016). Il lavoro che sarai. Milano: Feltrinelli.
- LEVI P. (1978), La chiave a stella, Einaudi, Torino.
- LIPARI, D. (2014). Storie di formatori. Esperienza, apprendimento, professione. Milano: Franco Angeli.
- FABBRI, L., ROMANO A. (2017). Metodi per l’apprendimento trasformativo. Casi, modelli, teorie. Roma: Carocci.
- Materials made available in the course’s webpage, in the suitable section for the exam.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Perrone, V. Il lavoro che sarai Feltrinelli 2016
Levi, P. La chiave a stella Einaudi 1978
FABBRI, L., ROMANO A. Metodi per l’apprendimento trasformativo. Casi, modelli, teorie. Carocci 2017
Lipari, D. Storie di formatori. Esperienza, apprendimento, professione Franco Angeli 2014 9788891705372
TACCONI, G. Tra scuola e lavoro. Una prospettiva didattica sul secondo ciclo del sistema educativo di istruzione e formazione LAS 2015 9788821311895

Assessment methods and criteria

The learning assessment will be made for all students though three different examination types:
- analysis of a written student's portfolio (up to 10 points),
- written examination with 3 essay questions to assess the acquired knowledge (up to 12 points),
- oral examination to assess deep understanding and metacognitive skills (up to 8 points).

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018