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. SPECIFIC TRAINING OBJECTIVES - to know, in their main features, the different contexts of the VET in Italyi; - to critically reflect on the meaning of such concepts as didactics, work, training and learning; - to see the relationships between work practices, training and storytelling; - to describe the main characteristics of a model of “didactics for training” inspired by e reflective rationality and meant to bea way of putting in words the knowledge of experience; - to analyze work practices by using a narrative approach; - to focus on the main characteristics of the practices which are typical of the various professional figures working in different training contexts; - to apply the learned knowledge in real or simulated training contexts; - to establish relationships between the topics and some some real training contexts; - to reflect on the course in order to develop awareness about the activated learning processes.
The course will deal with the following topics:
1) VET didactics
• 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.
|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|
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),
- a written examination with 3 essay questions to assess the acquired knowledge (up to 12 points); 1 essay question to assess deep understanding and metacognitive skills (up to 8 points).