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Alessandro Bortolotti

Associate Professor

Department for Life Quality Studies

Academic discipline: M-PED/03 Methodologies of Teaching and Special Education

Chairman of University Sports Committee

Curriculum vitae

I have achieved the school-leaving scientific certificate in 1981, then I got a first Physical Education degree at ISEF (Physical Education Higher Institute) of Bologna in 1985, then I continued my studies by obtaining the Diploma of Special Education at the Gualandi Institute of Bologna in 1992, and, at the University of Bologna, in Pedagogy in 1998 and in Physical Education in 2000, with a dissertation about Pedagogy of sport; finally,  in 2006 I got my PhD in Education with the doctoral dissertation: "Training Risk. Body in Play and the Educational Adventure", at the Department of Education.

My educational training was usually accompanied by professional experiences, carried out in two directions: in the field of school teaching in one hand, and through the collaboration at the University on the other hand. At school, I had my first experiences teaching Physical Education, to continue the early 90's with supporting students with disabilities. At the same time, I first had the role of didactic assistant for the chair of Athletics at ISEF in Bologna; then, with the institution of the “Physical Education Faculty”, I held several roles of assistant lecturer for the chairs of: Individual Sports, Adapted Physical Activities, Educational Sciences and Pedagogy of Play and Sport, Pedagogy of the Body and Psychomotricity. As winner of competition in 2007, now I'm researcher in M-Ped/03-Didactic and special education, and I teach Special Education and Outdoor Education at the School of Pharmacy, Biochemistry and Physical Education  of Bologna University. I also hold a course in Special Education for the Master in Psychomotricity at the Department of Education. 

I do my research at the Department for the Quality of Life Studies based in Rimini. I'm member of the international group of research "Jeux et Pratiques Ludiques" of CEMEA (Paris), and of an international consortium specialized in Outdoor Education, with Partners such as the Universities of Edinburgh, TUM (Munchen) and Linkopping.