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SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

CODE 67622
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 8 credits during the 1st year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide the students with the basic tools and knowledges for a sociological understanding of the educational processes, starting from some key topics of the sociology of education; specific attention will be set to  sociology of schools, with references to the “scuola dell’infanzia” and “ scuola primaria”.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Providing introductory knowledge of the discipline, starting from some of those thematic fields that are most important in relation to teacher training.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

"Scuola dell’infanzia": The goal is to provide the students with the basic tools and knowledges for a sociological understanding of the educational processes about primary socialization, developing the critical mind and the ability to analyze the social context  beyond prejudices and stereotypes]

"Scuola Primaria": The goal is to provide the students with the basic tools and knowledges for a sociological understanding of the educational processes  about secondary  socialization, developing the critical mind and the ability to analyze the social context  beyond prejudices and stereotypes

PREREQUISITES

For foreign students o specific prerequisites related to knowledge of the discipline are required.

TEACHING METHODS

The lessons will be provided in modules, focusing each the main course’s themes; experts will be invited to take part to each module.
The students’ attendance (face to face or on line)  is mandatory and will be interactive: during the lessons, the students will work  on the course materials uploaded on aulaweb.

In addition, inspired by the flipped class method, during the course the students will be asked to prepare themselves on some materials which will then have to be presented in class and discussed together. This activity is not optional but is an integral part of the course and of the final evaluation methods.
Videos and images produced by the visual sociology laboratory (DISFOR)  will be exploited as well

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Different macro -argumetns will be developed (whit a particular attention about differences between “scuola dell’infanzia” and  “scuola primaria” and the children’s ages) :The sociological study of educational processes; socialization and identity; theories of childhood; inequalities in education; the relationship betweenschool and family; changes about family in the  XIX, XX century; the role of teachers; migration processes and education system

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Ribolzi L., Crescere nella società. Lineamenti di sociologia dell'educazione, Mondadori Education, 2020

Brint S., Scuola e Società. Il Mulino, any editions  (only chapters about equal opportunities and social inequalities)

Don Milani L., Lettera a una professoressa,any editions

 The students will have to choose a text from the following:

for scuola dell'infanzia: Rossella Ghigi, Fare la differenza. Educazione di genere dalla prima infanzia all'età adulta, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019

for scuola primaria: G. Argentin, Gli insegnanti nella scuola italiana. Ricerche e prospettive di intervento, Il Mulino, 2018

The students who absolutely cannot attend class, must contact the teacher before the start of the course.

The program is the same as that indicated for attending students, but they have to add one book of the following texts


Di Motoli P. Fuori dalla scuola. L'homeschooling in Italia, Studium Universale 2020

Romito M., Una scuola di classe, Orientamento e disuguaglianze nelle transizioni scolastiche, Guerini e Associati, 2016

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCA LAGOMARSINO (President)

LUCA GIUSEPPE QUEIROLO PALMAS

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First Semester, september 30th in presence and online through the teams platform. The teams platform will be download from Office 365 (free for Unige studentes)


 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 

oral interview and written test in itinere (during the lessons)

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

 

Assessment of students’ learning will take place with tests ( duriing the course) and an  final oral inteview.

The tests will be carried out in order to verify the understanding of the topics addressed; due to the impossibility of carrying out the lessons in the presence, these tests will be proposed through the aulaweb platform.
The final oral exam with open questions, in which the student will have to demonstrate knowledge of clear theoretical references and precise concepts on the foundations of the sociology of education and on the different topics covered during the course. In addition, competence in the specific use of disciplinary terminology used to analyze educational phenomena will be assessed

 

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
05/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

The foreign students must contact the teacher in person before the exam

The students who cannot attend the class (face to face or online) should contact the teacher within the first month of class not late