Pedagogical Research Laboratory (2007/2008)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Luigina Mortari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
- - -
Language of instruction
Sem. I A dal Oct 1, 2007 al Nov 3, 2007.

Lesson timetable

Sem. I A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Thursday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  

Learning outcomes

The aims of the course are to:
-understand the concept of self-education
-develop reflective skills relating to self-education


The laboratory is considered to be an environment providing opportunities for students to experience educational research in practice, in order to develop skills relating to self-education. The organization of empirical experiences is rooted in the concept of learning as a practice.
Since naturalistic epistemology, whose framework is within the post-modern paradigm, considers researcher as an essential research instrument, the course examines the practice of self-education, which is conceived not as a technical skill, but as a way to develop an epistemical posture.
Student are involved in activities such as:
- reflective practice
- discussions
- writing

Reading list:
Mortari, L., Un metodo a-metodico, Liguori, Napoli 2006.
Riva M. G., Il lavoro pedagogico come ricerca dei significati e ascolto delle emozioni, Guerini Studio, Milano, 2004
Bertolini G. (a cura di), Scelte sulla vita, Guerini Studio, Milano, 2007

Assessment methods and criteria

Students are assessed by written assignment on reflective pedagogy.