Roberto Farné, graduated in Pedagogy at the University of
Bologna, he worked for ten years as educator and cultural operator.
In 1983 he became researcher at the University of Bologna (Sciences
of Education Department) where, since 2001, he is a full professor.
His researches, documented by several publications, and his
teaching activities mainly concern the Pedagogy of play and sport,
the Educational iconography and the Media education. He has worked
for research projects with public and private institutions
including RAI (Italian broadcasting of television), Walt Disney
Italia, Centro Nazionale di documentazione e analisi dell'infanzia
e dell'adolescenza (National Center of documentation and analysis
of childhood and adolescence), the Emilia-Romagna region.
From 2007 to 2012 prof. Farné has been Director of the
Department of Sciences of Education "Giovanni Maria Bertin"
(University of Bologna). Currently he is Deputy Director of the
Department for Life Quality Studies. He is the coordinator of the International Master's Degree Course in Wellness Culture: Health, Sport and Tourism.
- Director (with Franco Frabboni) of Infanzia” (studies
and experiences on early childhood education). Member of the
Scientific Committee of these journals: Encyclopaideia,
International journal of Phenomenology and Education, University of
Bologna; Liber libri per bambini e ragazzi;
Movimento, rivista di Psicologia e Scienze del Movimento e
dello Sport; Doxa comunicacion, Revista interdisciplinar de
estudios de comunicacion y ciencias sociales, Universidad San Pablo
In 2003 Roberto Farné won the "Stilo d'oro",
national award on Education "Raffaele Laporta", for his book
Iconologia didatica. Le immagini per l'educazione
dall'Orbis Pictus a Sesame street , Zanichelli, Bologna.