Silvia Demozzi is currently an Associate Professor of Childhood and Families Education, Philosophy of Education and Oncological Pedagogy at the University of Bologna. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Bologna in 2005, she earned her PhD in Education in 2009.
Her research interests include early childhood and families, philosophy for children and critical thinking, parents and I.C.T., patient-doctor communication.
During recent years she has contributed to several research programmes both at a national and international level. She has been involved as a researcher in the GOETE project (20090-2013), Governance of Educational Trajectories in Europe (7FW program) and PARTISPACE (2015-2017) - Spaces and Styles of Participation (Horizon 2020). She has been the Principal Investigator of the Farfilò Project (2018-2019) on the interplay between philosophy with children and education, for which she earned a two-year financial grant from the University of Bologna.
In 2014 she was awarded by the Italian Pedagogy Association (SIPED) for her book “La struttura che connette. Gregory Bateson in educazione” (The Structure which Connects. Gregory Bateson in Education).
She is currently member of the Doctoral School in Education of the University of Bologna; she is member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals (Ricerche di pedagogia e didattica/Journal of Theories and Research in Education; Paideutika. Quaderni di formazione e cultura); and of the Scientific Committee of journals and book series (Reladei; Violelab by Franco Angeli; Paradigmi by Junior).
She authored and co-authored more than 30 chapters in collective books and articles in national and international peer reviewed scientific journals, in addition to writing, co-writing or editing.