12871 - General Pedagogy (1)

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student

  • knows content, theories, contexts, historical dimensions and specific languages relevant to the themes of education, training and teaching, proposed in the programs determined annually;

  • is able to analyze and rationalize personal representations and implicit theories on general pedagogy issues;

  • is able to interpret, from a pedagogical point of view, epistemological, social and cultural problems and issues

Course contents

The program of this General Pedagogy Course I (Exam Code 12871) refers to 6 cfu. For students whose curriculum is attended by an annual course (Exam Code 5760) of 12 cfu, this program represents only the first module to be integrated with the General Pedagogy II (Exam Code 12872)), and a specific and autonomous written test is provided.

General Pedagogy Course (1) (from 1 october 2018 to 31 october 2018):
The course deals with the theme Phenomenology of the educational process in the intercultural perspective, divided into a general section and a monographic part.

The general section deals with the following topics: the phenomenology of the educational process; Archetypes and archetypal figures; The religious dimension in the educational process; The metaphor of the travel; The intercultural perspective.

The monographic part deepens the following argument: The formation of religious identity: empirical research

Note: Lessons take place Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 09 to 11, Classroom V, via Zamboni 38. The frequency is attained with 22 hours of presence verified by the signatures.


General part

  1. M.T. MOSCATO, Famiglie e migrazioni, materiale didattico (sito Unibo).

  2. M. CAPUTO, Iniziazione, in “Pedagogia oggi”, n. 2, 2010, pp. 335 – 342 (on the site).

  3. M.T. MOSCATO, Il viaggio come metafora pedagogica, Brescia, La Scuola, 1994 (for attending from page 69, non-attending students will have to study the whole text)

Monographic part

  1. M. T. MOSCATO, M. CAPUTO, R. GABBIADINI, G. PINELLI, A. PORCARELLI, L’esperienza religiosa: linguaggi, educazione vissuti. Una ricerca esplorativa, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2017.

  2. M.CAPUTO, G. PINELLI, La religiosità come “risorsa interculturale”: narrazioni di giovani migranti, , in F. ARICI, R. GABBIADINI, M.T. MOSCATO, (a cura di), La risorsa religione e i suoi dinamismi. Studi multidisciplinari in dialogo, Milano, F. Angeli, 2014, pp. 191-222 (on the site).

Teaching methods

In relation to the training objectives of the course, which aims to achieve the active participation of students, will be used, alternating between them, frontal lessons, participative lessons, classroom work, conducted by the teacher.

Assessment methods

The exam, lasting an hour and a half. is written (open questions, "short essay", commentary on a passage taken from the exam papers), with the aim of verifying the specific knowledge gained, the degree of critical understanding of them, the possible personal re-elaboration, the expressive and arguing skills of the student.

Rating Descriptors:

  • The student demonstrates a thorough knowledge and a comprehensive view of the issues proposed in the course, an expressive capacity of the content required for the autonomous and appropriate use of both the specific language and the methodological tools of the discipline, knows provide an original reflection on problems and Pedagogical themes (27 - 30 e lode).

  • The student demonstrates that he possesses an appropriate but incomplete knowledge of the topics proposed in the course, with a relevant but not always specific language, uses the methodological tools of the discipline independently and correctly guides the problems and pedagogical themes (22-26).

  • The student demonstrates that he possesses a relevant but inappropriate knowledge (or appropriate with linguistic-formal errors) of the topics proposed in the course, uses, if guided, the methodological tools of the discipline and he focuses on problems and pedagogical issues (18 - 21).

  • The student demonstrates numerous gaps in the preparation, expresses non-relevant knowledge and / or conceptual errors, or with serious linguistic errors, can not use the conceptual and methodological tools, and does not know how to navigate among the themes and issues of the discipline (examinations not passed).

Office hours

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