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Alessandra Gigli

Assistant professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Academic discipline: M-PED/01 Pedagogy, Theories of Education and Social Education

Curriculum vitae

Alessandra Gigli, since December 2008, is a researcher in charge at  the Department of Sciences of Education and teaches Pedagogia dell famiglie e Pedagogia della comunicazione at the School of Psycology Education (University of Bologna). After graduating in Education, took a ph.D in General Pedagogy at the Science of Education Department , University of Bologna. She has worked as a pedagogist, educator and istructor in socio-educational fields. She is an acrtess and instructor of Theatre of the Oppressed, has collaborated to numerous projects and participated to theatre shows forum. Since 1993 works for the Faculty of Education - University of Bologna, teaching General and Social Pedagogy.

She is scientific director of the Center for Educational Research on Infancy and Families (CREIF: https://centri.unibo.it/creif/it) and member of CEFEO (Research Center on Education and Experiential and Outdoor Training: https://centri.unibo.it/cefeo/it/centro) of the Department of Educational Sciences of the University of Bologna.

Alessandra Gigli' s research activities mostly regard the educational problems of the contemporary families with particular attention to social mutations, relationships between genders and between persons with different ages. Besides, she focuses on the “educational alliance” between parents and social services for the first infancy operators and teachers of primary and secondary schools. Other research topocs are: new parental styles in nuclear and larger families; mediation of conflicts in educational settings and working team and adventure/outdoor education  in the socio-educational field.


Adventure education in the socio-educational field.
Adventure education in the socio-educational field.
Adventure education in the socio-educational field.