Historical research and educational services (2018/2019)

Course code
Mario Gecchele
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Introduzione alla ricerca storica 3 Sem. 2A Mario Gecchele

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Evoluzione dei servizi educativi 6 Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B Luca Odini

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Learning outcomes

1. To know the child's consideration on a cultural, social and political level during the twentieth century.
2. To know and understand the attention and the evolution that society has in every time turned towards the different and marginal, both in the studies and in the realization of services and educational institutes dedicated to the person (nursing homes, welfare and educational institutions), etc.).
3. Know and understand the different models and phases of scientific research, especially in the historical field, used over time.
4. To be able to grasp the evolution of pedagogical thought towards childhood and to the different, to highlight their permanence and absence in the current world, bringing out lines of continuity even within culturally and politically different societies.
5. To be capable of historical sense in the contextualization of facts; to historically place the various educational services; to develop research, interpretation and narration skills of ideas, of facts concerning education.
6. To understand how the present, also in the field of socio-educational services, is development and the result of a journey that has its roots in past societies; to feel involved in an educational process that begins in the past and continues into the future, to which every educator and pedagogist can contribute.


Program of the course
History and history of pedagogy. The method of the historian. Historiography in education.
Theories, Methods, Sources, Models.
Current contents of research in the history of pedagogy. The evolution of special pedagogy and the consideration of the other.
The child and childhood in the twentieth century.

Reference texts
M. Gecchele, S. Polenghi, P. Dal Toso, The Twentieth Century: The Child's Century, Junior, Parma, 2017.
M. Gecchele, Diversity. An historic approach, Dispensa 2017-2018, at Libreria Qui Edit.
Invitation to Historical Research in Education, Dispensa, 2016-2017, at Libreria Qui Edit.
A.S. Rugiu, Short history of artisan education, Carocci, Rome, 2008.

Assessment methods and criteria

-Learning will be assessed through a written test, with open questions and predetermined space for responses.
-There will be no difference in how to rate between attending and non-attendants, but will take into account the contribution of each person during the lessons in seminars, reports and labs.
-We will evaluate in particular: the knowledge of the main contents covered in the course; Grammatical correctness and logical argumentation; The ability to synthesize and to grasp the fundamental elements; The ability to re-elaborate by taking into account the contributions of other courses and / or personal knowledge.

The course is open to all members. Seminars will be attended by presenters. Any information about the materials will be given during the lessons, some of which will be published in slides on the teacher's personal site.

Reference books
Activity Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Introduzione alla ricerca storica Mario gecchele Introduzione alla ricerca storica 2018 Dispensa presso editrice Qui Edit
Introduzione alla ricerca storica Mario gecchele Introduzione alla ricerca storica 2018 Dispensa presso editrice Qui Edit
Evoluzione dei servizi educativi A. Santoni Rugiu Breve storia dell’educazione artigiana Carocci 2008 9788843047208
Evoluzione dei servizi educativi Mario Gecchele, Paola Dal Toso Educare alle diversità. Una prospettiva storica ETS 2019 9788846754998
Evoluzione dei servizi educativi M. Gecchele, P. Polenghi, P. Dal Toso Il XX secolo: secolo del bambino? Gruppo Spaggiari 2017