History of Education and Pedagogy [Cognomi A-L] (2016/2017)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Mario Gecchele
Mario Gecchele
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course of the history of education and pedagogy aims to help students, who have targeted training for professional educators, to develop a vision on the evolution of the terms and historiographical reflections sull'educativo, it characterized not by foreclosures and apriorisms but rather by a sense of the complexity of the methods, of the views and attitudes of openness. Through the delivery of issues and frameworks, the course tends therefore to promote a critical self-reflexive on educational and cultural issues related to the modern and contemporary period and the first acquisition of pedagogical lexicon.
* Knowledge: the path of pedagogy and education in the modern and contemporary art. Deepening of some pedagogical theme related (eg. Educator, children, women, marginalization, adulthood and old age), in its historical development.
* Understanding: development of critical thinking skills of the student, who must stand in front of each historical document (written or not) with an attitude of "suspension" and without prejudice and preconception, but with the ability to correct reading and interpretation.
* Application Capacity: the student, at the end of the course, should have gained an understanding of texts in pedagogical and place them in time. It should be able to understand the evolution of educational thought to grasp the permanence and absences in the present world; to bring out the line of continuity that binds the ages to the present. In a word to interpret the historical and pedagogical aspect and know how to contextualize analyzing it from several points of view.


The path of pedagogy and education in the modern age, from Rousseau to the present day.
The evolution of education child, a journey strewn often of "violence and abuse".
The inter-relationship between the various age groups, especially grandparents and grandchildren.
Analysis of sources and documents relating to the history of pedagogy and education.

Reading list
R. Lanfranchi-J.M. Prellezo, school and pedagogy Education in the furrows of history, vol. 2, the Enlightenment era of globalization, LAS, Rome, 2008.
M. Gecchele, The grandparents image in children and pre-adolescents. thirty years of research, Think MultiMedia, Lecce-Rovato (Bs), 2015.
M. Gecchele, S. Polenghi, P. Dal Toso, The XX: the century of children ?, Junior, Bergamo, 2017.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open questions