Education theories and methods (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02874
Name of lecturer
Luigina Mortari
Coordinator
Luigina Mortari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 6:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Wednesday 3:40 PM - 6:10 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  

Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to foster reflection on the essential issues that educators have to face in educational practice and to promote learning of some theoretical frameworks.
The course also aims to foster the acquisition of conceptual and procedural knowledge needed to build educational research processes.

Syllabus

The course is organized in two levels: theoretical reflection on educational practice and empirical research:
(a) theoretical research
Self-education is an essential theme for educators, both as a goal for educational practices and as a goal for one’s personal development; starting from this premise, a framework for the examination of self-education will be discussed.
Pivotal educational issues will be also discussed.
Si affronteranno inoltre alcune delle questioni prioritarie nell’educazione.

(b) Empirical research
The topic of research with children will be discussed and attention will be dedicated to: research methods and techniques, research ethics issues e research case.

Reading list:
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|(a) Mortari, L., Aver cura di sé, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2009

e uno a scelta fra i seguenti:
(a1) Dunn, J. Affetti profondi, Il Mulino, Bologna1998
(a2) Dunn, J. L’amicizia tra bambini, Raffaello Cortina, Milano 2006.

(b) Mortari, L. La ricerca per i bambini, Mondadori, Milano 2009.

e uno a scelta fra i seguenti:
(b1) Bove, C. Ricerca educativa e formazione, Franco Angeli, Milano 2009.
(b2) Mazzoni, V. Una qualità della vita è… Fare ricerca pensando insieme ai bambini,
Franco Angeli, Milano 2009.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam (open-ended questions).

Teaching aids

Documents