Pedagogical Research Laboratory (2009/2010)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Luigina Mortari
Luigina Mortari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
- - -
Language of instruction
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

Sem. 1A
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 3:40 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  
Sem. 1B
Day Time Type Place Note
Thursday 3:40 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.6  

Learning outcomes

- to understand the concept of self-education
- to 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 the 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:
(a) Mortari, L., Aver cura di sé, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 2009

(b) Foucault, M. L’ermeneutica del soggetto, Feltrinelli, Milano 2003.

(c) Mortari, L. Un metodo a-metodico, Liguori, Napoli, 2006

Assessment methods and criteria

Attending students are assessed via a written assignment on reflective pedagogy.
Non-attending students are assessed via a written exam.