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Lucia Balduzzi

Full Professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

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


Keywords: emergent literacy Cooperative learning emergent literacy Cooperative learning

 - Early childhood education and care services

- Professional profile of practitioners

- Active and cooperative methodologies

- Children and television

The research guidelines concern the innovations that are currently occurring in the early childhood education and care sector at pedagogical, cultural, didactic and organisational level. The analysis, at policy level, aims to investigate the relations between institutions, educational policy and models for the delivery of childcare services. A particular attention is drawnto the analysis of these mutual interaction as they affect the pedagogical identity of the services in terms of educational methods adopted by the different childcare centers.

The theme is furthermore related to the one of practitioners professional identity, of their initial and in-service training. Moreover, this theme is closely connected to the question of welcoming new teachers into the childcare services, which appears to be particularly interesting to be examined nowadays because of the staff turnover. Another strand of the research examines how a new pedagogical culture could affect and guide policy making at local level.