Vocational training didactics (2010/2011)

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Giuseppe Tacconi
Giuseppe Tacconi
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Sem. 2A dal Feb 21, 2011 al Apr 10, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

A teaching approach does not only belong to the field of education. Indeed it is possible to think of a form of teaching which is specific to a learning context within vocational training, aiming to derive knowledge from practical activities. The course aims at:
- Providing students with a general overview on current vocational education and training;
- Helping students to analyse and understand the specificity of knowledge deriving from practical activities;
- Introducing an epistemology of practice based on a reflective rationality;
- Helping students to devise concrete didactic tools able to enhance a style of learning which values experience, context and the relational dimension.


The course will deal with the following topics:
- Vocational education and training as a specific context for reflecting upon teaching approach;
- Understanding the relevance of work practice for the improvement of educational practices;
- Epistemology of practice based upon reflection in/on action;
- Work practice and personal experience as sources of knowledge
- Teaching approach in vocational training as didactics of reflected experience;
- Relational dimension of teaching approach in vocational training.

TACCONI G., MEJIA GOMEZ G., Raccontare la formazione. Analisi delle pratiche nei Centri di Formazione Professionale dell’Associazione CIOFS/FP-Puglia, PrintMe editore, Taranto 2010, pp. 284 [testo reperibile attraverso Internet o presso la Libreria LES, via Regaste San Zeno, di Verona: tel. 045-8070746].
CAMILLERI A., CORNIA U., PARIANI L., REA E., RECAMI F., STASSI F. (2009), Articolo 1. Racconti sul lavoro, Sellerio, Palermo, pp. 212.
TACCONI G. (2010), Dentro la pratica. La concomitante attenzione ai saperi disciplinari e al successo formativo degli allievi nel racconto di alcuni insegnanti-scrittori, «Rassegna CNOS» 26/2, pp. 167-183 [scaricabile in: http://www.cnos-fap.it/sites/default/files/riviste/Rassegna%20CNOS%20-%202010%20-%20n.2.pdf].
TACCONI G. (2009), Dall'analisi delle pratiche ad alcuni modelli operativi di progettazione. Un'esperienza di ricerca e formazione con i docenti di area pratica della formazione professionale di lingua italiana della Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, «Rassegna CNOS», 25/2, pp. 101-132 [scaricabile in: http://www.cnos-fap.it/sites/default/files/riviste/Rassegna%20CNOS%20-%202009%20-%20n.2.pdf].

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam. Further details will be provided at the beginning of the course.
The assessment will also include an evaluation of the student’s personal course notes (diary) or another written work to be approved by the teacher. The works can be published on the course website.

Course activities:
- teacher’s lectures. Students active participation will be fostered.
- Group activities on case studies and other practical tasks.
Students have to consult the Syllabus on the teacher’s personal page.

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