Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-PED/01 - PEDAGOGY, THEORIES OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL EDUCATION
Sem. 1B dal Nov 15, 2021 al Jan 12, 2022.
Knowledge and understanding 1. Know the main educational problems and understand more deeply their pedagogical and existential meaning through a linguistic, methodological and reflective philosophical approach. 2. Understand that educational action, like any other professional activity, has in itself an ethical, aesthetic and theoretical dimension, for whose full understanding philosophical reflection is necessary. 3. Know and understand that the philosophical contribution to educational practice and pedagogical reflection ultimately concerns the meaning of educational action. Applying knowledge and understanding 1. Use a cognitive methodology that starts from the educational experience, reads its meaning in philosophical terms and then returns to educational practice. 2. To know how to justify the relationship between educational experience, pedagogical reflection and philosophical theorizing, and to understand the cultural and professional value of this relationship in educational work. 3. To learn directly from philosophical thought further existential, cultural and professional motivations that can strengthen the ability to operate in a competent and responsible way in different educational contexts.
PART ONE: cognitive structure of the philosophy of education in relation to education
─ Role and functions of the philosophy of education within pedagogical knowledge.
─ General characteristics of philosophy: definition, content, method and purpose.
─ From philosophy in general, to the specific characteristics of the philosophy of education.
SECOND PART: philosophical issues concerning the constitutive contents of education
─ The relationship between thought and action, theory and practice
─ Who is the human subject, recipient of the educational action.
─ The ultimate goal of any cognitive activity also in education: experience of the "true".
─ The existential, individual and social value of educational action: experience of the "good".
─ The aesthetic presence also in educational work: experience of “beauty”.
─ Living and working, even in education, within "space" and "time".
THIRD PART: in-depth study of some philosophical issues related to educational work
─ The difficulty of recognizing the truth and distinguishing it from the false: the true / false dialectic.
─ Why a code of conduct at work is needed: ethics and professional ethics.
─ Beauty comes from relationship and recognition, which is both emotional and cognitive.
─ Words of educational language and their existential and philosophical meaning.
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To REFERENCE TEXTS
To achieve the learning objectives listed above, it is necessary to study two texts, compulsory for all, attending and non-attending;
─ D. Loro, Education and philosophy. The contribution of the Philosophy of Education to the professional training of educators, The text is available at the University stationery, Lungadige Porta Vittoria, 37. www.ateneovr.it
─ E. Morin, Teaching to live. Manifesto to change education, trans. it. Milan, ed. Raffaello Cortina, 2015.
Suggested texts for a possible personal study:
─ M. Baldini, Virtue of error. Between epistemology and pedagogy, Brescia, ed. The School, 2012.
─ N. Bobbio, Philosophy and the need for meaning, Brescia, ed. Morcelliana, 2017.
─ R. Bodei, Limite, Bologna, ed. the Mill, 2016.
─ E. Borgna, The fragility within us, Turin, ed. Einaudi, 2014.
METHOD OF EXAMINATION
─ The exam will take place in written form, consisting of 5 open questions. The maximum duration of the exam will be 3 hours.
─ The first three questions will concern the contents of the handout, The fourth question will concern the text of E. Morin. The fifth question will be of a reflective and personal nature; it will concern the relationship, in general, between education, pedagogy and philosophy.
─ The evaluation of the exam will be divided into five levels: excellent - good - fair - sufficient - minimum. The final mark, out of thirty, will be based on the average of the marks of each answer.
NECESSITY OF THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE EXAMINATION PROGRAM AND THE ACADEMIC YEAR IN WHICH THE TEST IS SUPPORTED
To guarantee the connection, as required by the document of "integration to the degree diploma" (diploma supplement), between the exam program and the academic year in which the student takes the exam, and because each year the course program it is deepened and updated in its contents, compared to the programs of previous years, it is culturally and didactically appropriate that the students enrolled in the previous academic years take the exam bringing the program of the current academic year, except for serious and motivated reasons, to be communicated in any case and in advance to the teacher.