Epistemology of Pedagogical Research (2009/2010)

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Course code
4S00826
Name of lecturer
Luigina Mortari
Coordinator
Luigina Mortari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 22, 2010 al Apr 18, 2010.

Lesson timetable

Sem. 2A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  

Learning outcomes

“Epistemology of educational research” deals with issues relating to educational research, focusing its attention on links between theoretical and practical research.
Starting from a perspective according to which educational research is a process which aims at constructing practical knowledge based on rigorous method (rigorously structured), the course introduces students to the essentials of epistemology of pedagogical knowledge, which is open and not defined, and whose development needs to be constantly rooted in experience. Indeed, qualitative research in pedagogy will be taken into deep consideration.

Syllabus

The course considers different types of:
research phylosophies,
research methodologies,
research tools.
The course takes two modules:
- a theoretical module relating to the analysis of research paradigms;
- a practical module providing students with operative skills relating to the right ways of conducting interviews as well as analysing them critically.

Reading list
(a) Mortari, L., Ricercare e riflettere, Carocci, Roma, 2010.

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

(c ) Caronia, L. e Caron, A. H. Crescere senza fili. I nuovi riti dell’interazione sociale. Raffaello Cortina, Milano 2010

Assessment methods and criteria

Students who attend the course are assessed by written assignment on a topic relating to the practical module.
Students who don’t attend the course are assessed by written test based on open-questions.