Federica Valbusa

Foto Federica Valbusa,  December 15, 2018
Temporary Assistant Professor
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Federica Valbusa is Temporary Professor Assistant at the Department of Human Sciences of the University of Verona. In 2016 she received her PhD in Education and Lifelong Learning Science from the same university. In 2012 she graduated in Philosophical Sciences at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. She is member of CRED (Center of Educational and Didactic Research) of University of Verona. Her main research interests concern Scheler’s phenomenology, emotional education and ethical education. She is involved in MelArete project (educative and research project about virtue ethics in kindergartens and primary schools). Her work refers to the Department’s research area concerning the philosophy of care.


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Research groups

Departmental Interdisciplinary Research - EMOTIONS (ARIdip – EMOTIONS)
The Group focuses on emotions as the subject of theoretico-empirical study in the field of human sciences, highlighting and increasing the possible contributions arising from philosophy, psycho-paedagogy and sociology.
MelArete – virtue ethics
The research group “MelArete – virtue ethics” is aimed at designing and conducting educative researches on ethical, spiritual and political education, creating and evaluating educative paths useful for schools (“service research”). The inquiries conducted by the group collect and nurture the richness of children’s thought about great ethical themes (different virtues and the concepts of good, care, friendship, spirituality and politics), working together with teachers and for them, in order to bring these themes at the heart of educational practices.
Research interests
Topic Description Research area
Methodology of qualitative research To use qualitative methods to collect and analyze data in researches that are inspired by the ecological paradigm and the naturalistic epistemology. This skill concerns in particular way the application of phenomenological method and grounded theory in educational researches. Inclusive societies and citizenship practices
Theory and practice of education
Theory of emotional education To deep and develop the Scheler’s phenomenology of emotional life and the Nussbaum’s neo-Stoic theory of emotions in order to found a theory of emotional education able to orient educative paths and empirical researches about the practice of emotional self-understanding. Inclusive societies and citizenship practices
Theory and practice of education
Title Starting date
Melarete 9/1/14


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