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  • Teacher Rita Casadei

  • Credits 8

  • SSD M-PED/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Course Timetable from Feb 12, 2018 to Apr 10, 2018

Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the students:

- know the theorical framework and skills of phenomenological and deweyan paradigm applied to pedagogics and educational act;

- have an adequate knowledge of different use;
- are able to apply the acquired skills in the organisation of educational acts that include social unease;
- know social and cultural services on the territory and they are able to establish contacts and collaborations with them;
- are able to foster training and continuing education for teachers, educators and care givers;
- are skilled in mediation of prevention;
- are able to train and manage social educators and assistants;
- have got good communicative skills;
- are able to use learning methods and tools to provide self-upgrading and in depth analysis of their own knowledge;
- are able to assess adequate training courses that are useful for their personal and professional growing.

Course contents

Education and self-education - as a project for Life - is to be really committed to the interweaved issues of body, environment, inner-outer relationship, unity of mind-body-heart. The very first origin of “deviance” is the lack in attuning to one’s wholeness and plenitude. According to fenomenological and deweyan paradigm, main pourpose of this course is to enhance the aesthetical experience in educational process as well as in recovery programme, with regards to both theoretical and pragmatic requests.


The following are to be studied:

- L. Cavana, R. Casadei, Pedagogia come direzione. Ricerca di senso tra dinamiche esistenziali ed esigenze professionali, Roma, Aracne, 2016

- M. G. Riva, Il lavoro pedagogico come ricerca di significato e ascolto delle emozioni, Guerini, 2006

- W. Kohan, Infanzia e filosofia, Morlacchi Editore, 2006

in addition, please choose one book among the followings:

R. Milani, I paesaggi del silenzio, Mimesis, 2014

M. Dallari, S. Moriggi, Educare, bellezza, verità, Erickson, 2016

J. Krishnamurti, Educare alla vita, Milano, Mondadori, 2009.

A. Augelli, Quando le formiche spostano un elefante...Genitori di Gruppi di auto-mutuo aiuto raccontano le dipendenze e la cura familiare, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2014.

F. Sabatano, La scelta dell'inclusione. Progettare l'educazione in contesti di disagio sociale, Milano, Guerini, 2015

A. Stern, Closlieu. Il chiostro dei colori, Moretti e Vitali editore, 2000

J. Dewey, Esperienza, natura, arte, Mimesis, 2015

Teaching methods

Team learning, groups of work and introspection activities will be enocuraged

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools


In addition to the bibliography, tools will be selected in order to enhance discussion, collaborative learning, mutual comparison 

Office hours

See the website of Rita Casadei