Pedagogical Design and Evaluation (2020/2021)

Course code
Name of lecturers
Giuseppina Messetti, Cristina Bertazzoni
Giuseppina Messetti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding 1. Know and understand the fields of pedagogist's professional activity and the services, organizations and institutions in which this professional figure operates. 2. Know and understand the function and methods of observation in the pedagogical field. 3. Know and understand the theoretical foundations and the design methods of planning and pedagogical evaluation in medium complexity contexts 4. Know and understand methodologies and tools to access EU funding. Applying knowledge and understanding 1. Know how to use specific observation methods in relation to the different contexts in which the pedagogical coordinator and the pedagogical consultant are involved and the various professional activities (planning and evaluation). 2. Designing the detection of needs in different educational contexts, through the use of methodological tools suitable for the purpose (questionnaire, interview, focus group). 3. Analyze design documents and evaluation reports of educational services and / or projects in order to understand the context in which it operates. 4. Design and manage educational interventions of medium complexity.


The profile of the educator and the educator in light of the recent law governing the professions (areas of intervention and specialization, activities and competences)
The "second level" educational work in the functions of coordination, training, supervision, consulting and research
Reflexivity as a defining trait of expert professionalism
The function and methods of observation in the pedagogical field
Theories and models of planning and evaluation in the socio-educational field
Design and intervention logics
The phases of the construction of a medium complexity educational project: from the analysis of needs to the evaluation
Methodological aspects for the analysis and drafting of project documents and evaluation reports in the educational field

Methods and tools
The teaching approach is aimed at fostering learning from experience that involves the active participation of female students and students and personal reflection on the learning process. Particular emphasis will be given to teamwork and the creation of work groups.
• Interactive theoretical lessons
• Analysis of stimulus materials (films, articles, etc.)
• Testimonials from expert educators
• Reflective writings
• Cooperative Learning
• Project Work
• Use of e-learning platform

Assessment methods and criteria


For those attending the bibliography will be defined during the first lessons, then materials and bibliographic and site information will be made available on the e-learning platform

Non-attending students will have to demonstrate that they have a thorough knowledge of the following texts and that they are able to apply the knowledge learned.

1. Leone L., Prezza M., Building and evaluating social projects, Franco Angeli, Milan, 2014
2. Mortari L., Learning from experience, Carocci, Rome, 2004
3. one to choose from the following (list in progress)
Lichene C. (a cura di), Progettare e realizzare percorsi 0-6. Riflessioni ed esperienze, Zeroseiup Edizioni, Bergamo, 2019
Iori V. (a cura di), Educatori e Pedagogisti. Senso dell’agire educativo e riconoscimento professionale, Erickson, Trento, 2018
Bondioli A., Savio D., Educare l'infanzia. Temi chiave per i servizi 0-6, Carocci, Roma, 2018
Fontaine A.M., L'osservazione al nido. Guida per educatori e professionisti della prima infanzia, Erickson, Trento, 2017
Oggionni F., La supervisione pedagogica, Franco Angeli, 2013
Contini M. G., Dis-alleanze nei contesti educativi, Carocci, Roma, 2012
Musi E., Invisibili sapienze. Pratiche di cura al nido, Edizioni Junior, Bergamo, 2011
Simone D., La consulenza educativa. Dimensione pedagogica della relazione d’aiuto, Vita e Pensiero, Milano, 2011
Catarsi E. (a cura di), Coordinamento pedagogico e servizi per l’infanzia, Edizioni Junior, Bergamo, 2010
Premoli S. (a cura di), Il coordinamento pedagogico nei servizi socioeducativi, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2008
Kaneklin C., Orsenigo A. (a cura di), Il lavoro di comunità. Modalità di intervento con adolescenti in difficoltà, Carocci, Roma, 2003
Bondioli A. (a cura di), Il progetto pedagogico del nido e la sua valutazione, Edizioni Junior, Bergamo, 2002
Regoliosi L., Scaratti G., Il consulente del lavoro educativo. Formazione, supervisione, coordinamento, CarocciFaber, Roma, 2002

For attending students
Diversified individual tests are foreseen (autobiographical writing, reflective reports on formative experiences carried out in the classroom, etc.)
Intermediate verification tests (closed question test)
Drafting of a medium-complexity educational project developed in a group (Projet Work)

For non-attending students:
The exam includes the production of two written papers and an oral interview, namely:
a) A written paper which consists in the conception of an educational project of medium complexity starting from the knowledge learned from the study of the text in the exam program: Leone L., Prezza M., Building and evaluating social projects, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2014;
b) A written report (max 3000 words) on the chosen text highlighting the methodological and operational aspects of the pedagogist's work (coordination, consultancy, etc.);
c) An oral discussion of critical discussion on the contents of the exam texts and on the educational project presented. The questions will be descriptive (to verify the learning of the contents), of the argumentative type (to verify the capacity of autonomous re-elaboration and autonomous reflection) and of an applicative type (to verify the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to concrete and operational contexts )
NB: More specific indications are provided in the document "Guide to the drafting of the examination papers"