Epistemology of Pedagogical Research (2010/2011)

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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 21, 2011 al Apr 10, 2011.

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 ) Mortari, L. Apprendere dall’esperienza. Carocci, Roma 2010 (VIII ristampa).

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open-ended questions.

The course program is valid for one academic year only, i.e. for three exam sessions (corresponding to six exam dates). On order to allow correspondence between course content and academic year, students are only allowed to take the exam with the program of the year in progress.

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