95774 - General Pedagogy (1) (Lm)

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student possesses theoretical knowledge relating to the themes of education, training and teaching; is able to use pedagogical language, to understand the relationship between personal representations and theories relating to general pedagogy, knowledge necessary to problematize in pedagogical terms; is able to recognize and analyze the characteristics of the educational relationship and learning settings; knows the main methods of educational intervention and the operational didactic implications; will be able to describe the role and functions of the educator in relation to the contexts of intervention, knowing how to read educational situations, hypothesize lines of intervention and choose coherent evaluation criteria, with particular reference to lower and upper secondary school )

Course contents

General pedagogy and educational sciences
The coordinates of the educational relationship
The educational institution and learning processes
Empathy and “Pygmalion” in the classroom
The teacher educator: theories and practices of reflexivity
Communication as a working tool
The group as a learning context
Conflicts and management in class groups
The methodologies of educational practice in the school context
Distance educational links and blended didactics


Edgar Morin, I sette saperi necessari all'educazione del futuro, Raffaello Cortina Editore, 2001. 

Other materials, such as in-depth notes and multimedia contributions, will be made available in the online section of the course.

NB. The program is the same for both attending and non-attending students.

Teaching methods

The contents will be treated through different methodologies. The lectures will be combined with activities and practical experiments such as role playing, relational games and exercises.

Assessment methods

Intermediate checks will be activated, through guided discussions and small group activities.

The final measurement of learning will take place in oral form and will be structured as follows (in one session):

  • structured (and possibly multimedia) presentation of a topic of your choice - Learning measurement criteria: completeness of the content, organization of the presentation, clarity and completeness of the presentation;
  • deepening of the topics of the course through a guided discussion - Learning measurement criteria: ability to argue and deepen the contents, clarity and completeness of the exposition.


Alternative verification method

In the event that the number of students is very high, a questionnaire will be adopted, consisting of:

  • 10 questions closed questions (correct answer: +3; wrong: -3; no answer: -1);
  • 2 open answers, (complete answer: +5, incomplete: +3, wrong: -5; no answer -1).

(translation in 30/30 - 30: Maximum possible score = Final evaluation: Score obtained)

Office hours

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