Theory of historical research in education (2010/2011)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Emilio Butturini
Emilio Butturini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Lesson timetable

Sem. 2A
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Friday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A  
Sem. 2B
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A from Apr 11, 2011  to Apr 18, 2011
Wednesday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall Zorzi A from Apr 11, 2011  to Apr 20, 2011
Friday 9:20 AM - 11:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall 2.3 from Apr 15, 2011  to Apr 15, 2011

Learning outcomes

To collaborate to make to gather the sense of the knowledge and the historical search, tied up inscindibilmente in a modern teaching of the history. You deals indeed with making to understand the inevitable start of every search from hopes or suspects, to transform, with the scientific analysis of the "sources", in reliable historical explanations. Through the search is is necessary then to sensitize to the values, making to perceive the historical thickness of the reality in which he lives and promoting a "complex thought", open to the existing dialetticità among the objective conditions of life and the decisions that each must assume.


Presentation of some sectors of the historical search in pedagogy, showing the hold existing connection between history of the educational events and history of the pedagogy, that is of the theoretical reflection that is done for a long time on such events. It achieves the primary importance of the sources of it "fictions", without neglecting however the sources "documentary" of various kind, that can also become useful tools of historical knowledge. A monographic part there will be also in the Progress on the history, among Eight hundred and Nine hundred, of witnesses and teachers of education to the peace.

Bibliographical indications:
H. I. Marrou, La conoscenza storica (1954), Il Mulino, Bologna 1988 (rist. 2009).
F. Chabod, Lezioni di metodo storico (1969), Laterza, Roma-Bari, 1988 e successive ristampe.
H. A. Cavallera, Introduzione alla storia della pedagogia, La Scuola, Brescia 1999.
G. Petter, Ragionare e narrare. Aspetti psicologici dell’insegnamento della storia, La Nuova Italia, Firenze 2002.
E. Butturini,, La pace giusta. Testimoni e maestri tra’800 e ‘900, Mazziana, Verona 2007 (IV ed.).
For the preparation to the examination it is necessary to study at least two some first four suitable (Marrou, Chabod, Cavallera, Petter) volumes, anymore the volume of the teacher of the course, You correct peace, in its 2007 last edition.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral interviews, partly replaceable (but only for the students that can frequent at least the 2/3 of the lessons) with other texts to be arranged with the teacher and to introduce in inside seminars to the Course.

Teaching aids