Special Pedagogy (2018/2019)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Luciano Pasqualotto
Luciano Pasqualotto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

This course is designed to start students with the main issues related to educational work with people with disabilities, addiction and mental disorders.
In particular, criteria are provided for analyzing the needs of operators and their organizations.
During the course some ICF-based tools will be presented and tested to assess needs, plan interventions and outcomes.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
• know the organization of the social-health-care services system in support of fragile people;
• know the essential elements of the ICF classification;
• know how to use some ICF-based tools for designing and evaluating interventions;
• understand the main implications of the social generative paradigm in care work.
• identify the main development needs of organizations working in the field of disabilities, addiction and mental health.


1) Fragile people: the point of view of special Pedagogy
2) the system of social-health-welfare services: international, national and regional normative references
3) Lexicon and syntax of disability and functioning according to the ICF of the World Health Organization
4) ICF, Quality of Life, Capability approach, Construct of supports: models compared
5) Life project and paths of adulthood in the presence of disability. Therapeutic-rehabilitative projects in mental health and addictions.
6) Problems of Special Pedagogy in organizations
7) The special educational action and its evaluation
8) The generative paradigm of educational intervention in favor of fragile people.

The program will be carried out with the support of videos, individual and group exercises, lectures with slides, photocopies of rules and regulations. The moodle platform for sharing course materials will be activated.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Caldin, R. (a cura di) Disabilità, famiglie e servizi. Impegni di alleanza, esperienze di valutazione Edizioni del Rosone 2017 9788833350035 Durante le lezioni saranno indicati i capitoli oggetto di studio
Lascioli, A. Educazione speciale. Dalla teoria all’azione Franco Angeli 2011 9788856846485 Studio obbligatorio delle parti 1 e 2. Il resto è consigliato come lettura facoltativa di approfondimento
Pasqualotto, L. ICF-Dipendenze. Un set di strumenti per programmare e valutare la riabilitazione nelle dipendenze patologiche Erickson 2016 9788859010814 Testo facoltativo di approfondimento
Lascioli A. e Pasqualotto L. Il piano educativo individualizzato su base ICF. Strumenti e prospettive per la scuola Carocci 2019 9788874668069 Testo facoltativo, particolarmente consigliato per gli studenti che frequentano il corso per acquisire i CFU necessari per la carriera di insegnamento
Pasqualotto, L. La valutazione multidimensionale e il progetto personalizzato. Prospettive e strumenti per educatori e operatori dei Servizi per la Disabilità Adulta Erickson 2014 9788859007258 Testo fondamentale obbligatorio
Crisafulli, F. (a cura di) La valutazione nel lavoro dell’educatore professionale Maggioli 2018 8891629067 Studio obbligatorio dei Cap. 1 e 2. Il resto del libro è consigliato come lettura facoltativa di approfondimento
Pasqualotto, L. Rendere generativo il lavoro sociale. Guida per operatori e amministratori locali (Edizione 1) La Meridiana 2016 9788861535862 Testo fondamentale obbligatorio

Assessment methods and criteria

The learning will be verified through written test aimed at verifying the achievement of learning objectives. The exam will be structured in 25 multiple choice and / or open questions, concerning the basic texts, and one open question concerning the texts / chapters of your choice. The evaluation of the exercises proposed during the course will be eligible for the final grade. The verification will not be diversified based on the frequency.
Open applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
- the correct understanding of the fundamental elements of the course;
- exposing your arguments in a rigorous and limited manner, identifying and selecting the essential elements;
- critical analysis of the study texts.

The opportunity to take an additional hourly exam to improve the evaluation will be offered.