91831 - History of Pedagogy Workshop (G.C)

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  • Teacher Tiziana Pironi

  • Credits 3

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Educator in Childhood Social Services (cod. 9083)

  • Course Timetable from May 03, 2023 to May 19, 2023


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

Gender equality

Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the workshop the student: - is able to move independently in applying the specific techniques learned independently or within projects organized by the institutions; - knows how to deal with other subjects on the methods of use and documentation of the techniques learned; - knows how to place the specific knowledge learned in different types of service; - knows how to evaluate the limits and merits of the technical instruments learned; - knows how to transfer the technologies learned in different contexts by making personal modifications and additions.

Course contents

The laboratory intends to analyze the birth and development of Montessori nurseries, with particular reference to the Italian context. The laboratory has the following objectives: 1. Identify the aspects that distinguish Maria Montessori's perspective on the 0-3 year period with the consequent proposal and development of a pedagogy and educational plan for the establishment of Montessori nurseries; 2. Highlight the aspects that distinguish them (environment; materials; role of educators) highlighting the changes compared to existing nests; Carry out a comparative analysis between a Montessori nursery and a nest that does not follow this methodology.


- M. Montessori, Il bambino in famiglia, Garzanti, Milano, 2018.

- T. Pironi, L. Zucchi, Montessori al Nido. Tra storia e attualità, Junior, Parma, 2018.

- B. De Serio, Educare alla nascita. Il progetto di Adele Costa Gnocchi, Anicia, Roma, 2014

Teaching methods

In line with the specificity of laboratory teaching, group activities will be added to the lectures focused on the analysis of materials, films, etc; In addition, observations and interviews will be conducted at nurseries that follow a Montessori approach, in order to identify their specificities, also making a comparison with nurseries that do not follow this approach.

Assessment methods

The verification methods will focus on the assessment of the level and type of participation of students in the various activities proposed during the scheduled meetings, as well as on the analysis and discussion of group work produced by them.

Teaching tools

The lectures make use of visual aids such as Power points and / or videos.

Office hours

See the website of Tiziana Pironi