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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: knows the methodological premise to develop the inclusive perspective and/or the integration of people with disabilities and/or those in marginality and deviance; knows the differences between deficits and handicaps, the logic of good practice, participatory planning and methodological guidelines for setting up a life project, according to the inclusive perspective; knows the main cultural and theoretical assumptions underlying the inclusive perspective, which limits the marginalizing dimensions; knows the theories of marginality and deviance; knows methodologies and educational tools to counter the phenomena of marginality and deviance; is able to use operational tools and to search for functional materiale and documentation to know the cultural context of belonging to the disabled, marginal and/or deviant person; is able to integrate its knowledge in line with regulatory changes and international guidelines on disability, marginality and deviance; knows the social and cultural structures present on the territory and is able to activate with them exchanges and collaborations; has communicative communication skills both in relation to the individua subject in education and in the relationship with groups of subjects in education; has adequate knowledge and skills to interact with difficult/disabled/marginal/deviant people with thoughtful and problematic attitudes, recognizing the risks that result from the various forms of prejudice, social conditioning and cultural stigmatization; is able to activate synergies between the various educational agencies, local EELs of the territory, other realities of the context of life of the person concerned, in order to build an interinstitutional and proximity network that supports the person in Vulnerability and contributing to the realization of the Life Project.

Course contents

The course proposes:

- To acquire theoretical paradigms, models and methodologies about the inclusive perspective

- To reflect around the definition of multifactorial and multidimensional models for taking care and care of situations, pupils / students experiencing disability, vulnerability, marginality and deviance.

Work develops from concrete experiences and from some testimonies related to the following areas:

- disability and the processes of inclusion (school and society);

- the difficulty of learning and the processes of inclusion (school and society);

- social desease and the processes of inclusion (school and society).


Basic text for all students:

Freire P. (2002). La pedagogia degli oppressi. Torino: EGA Editore.

Two texts chosen from those indicated in the following areas (for all students):

Sabatano F. (2011). Crescere ai margini. Educare al cambiamento nell’emergenza sociale. Roma: Carocci.

Dainese R. (2016). Le sfide della Pedagogia Speciale e la Didattica per l'inclusione. Milano: FrancoAngeli.

Caldin R. (A cura di) (2012). Alunni con disabilità, figli di migranti. Napoli: Liguori.



Teaching methods

The course develops through an active and participatory methodology.

For all students is expected a module online (16-Hours).

Enrollment method: self-enrollment ("Sign up to this course").

On web guides are available educational materials.

Assessment methods

The exam is divided into two parts:

(A) The first part consists of a two-Hours written test consisting of multiple choice questions (5) and open-ended questions (5).

In the case of open response questions, the evaluation will take into account the following criteria: understanding the requirements contained in the track; the correctness of the written language; reference to the plurality of bibliographic and sitographic sources; the completeness of the project and its feasibility.

B) The second part consists in an individual online tutorial work. The tutorial must be sent - on the Moodle platform - at least 10 days before the date the exam is submitted. The same tests are also for all students.

Teaching tools

Video projector, PC, University Moodle Platform.

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Dainese