96556 - Special Pedagogy and Didactis

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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 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: knows the methodological premise to develop the inclusive perspective or integration of people with disabilities; knows the differences between deficits and handicaps, the logic of good practices and the methodological lines to set up a life project according to Inclusive perspective; Know the key cultural and theoretical assumptions underlying the inclusive perspective; Know the main classification systems promoted by the WHO for the construction of a Life Project in relation to the original features of the person with disabilities and the context of belonging; he/she is able to build a Life Project in synergy with the different actors of the territory; he/she is able to apply techniques and tools for evaluating interventions and educational projects aimed at people with disabilities; he she is able to use operational tools and research functional materials and documentation to know the cultural context of belonging to a person with disabilities; he/she is able to enter the workplace using the knowledge and experience acquired; he/she is able to integrate its knowledge based on regulatory changes and international guidelines.

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.

First module - The (current) perspectives of Special Pedagogy

  • Special Pedagogy and its humanistic perspective
  • Interpretative models of the disability

Second module: Life Project

  • School inclusion, teaching and Life Project
  • The conquest of autonomy
  • The development of a network of contextual links
  • The ability to use the aid.

Third module: Complex disability and educational intervention with families

  • Communication of diagnosis
  • The alliance with the family


Dainese R. (2016). Le sfide della Pedagogia Speciale e la didattica per l'inclusione. Milano: Franco Angeli (chapters 1, 2, 3).

R. Caldin, F. Serra (2011) (a cura di). Famiglie e bambini/e con disabilità complessa. Comunicazione della diagnosi, forme di sostegno, sistema integrato dei servizi. Padova: Fondazione Zancan (Part one and part two)

Teaching methods

Lessons, case illustration, video analysis.

Assessment methods

Oral interview about some topics from the basic texts. Criteria for evaluation:

- correctness and clarity of language;

- reference to bibliographic sources;

- the ability to connect content to personal experience.

Teaching tools

Video projector, PC.

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Dainese