Educational research (2019/2020)

Course code
4S02391
Name of lecturer
Chiara Sità
Coordinator
Chiara Sità
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 17, 2020 al Mar 28, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

What does "doing research" in educational settings mean?
How is it possible to build knowledge starting from educational practices?

The course aims at promoting awareness and competences about the logic and practice of qualitative research within educational contexts, analyzing its resources and exploring the basic epistemological orientations.

Syllabus

The course deals with the following contents:
- Qualitative research and its epistemological frameworks.
- The research design, its components, and the construction or a research process.
- The main qualitative research methods in education, their potential and limits.
- The interview as a possible investigative tool: assumptions, technique, possible uses in the field of education.

The programme will include a handbook on qualitative research in educational settings and a book on mosaic approach. In addition, three articles will be available in the moodle platform. The two books and the three articles are required for the final examination.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
A. Clark, P. Moss Ascoltare i bambini. L’approccio a mosaico Junior - Bergamo 2014
Paolo Sorzio La ricerca qualitativa in educazione. Carocci 2005

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test with multiple choice questions and open ended questions .

++ Due to the COVID 19 emergency the summer exams will be oral++