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HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

CODE 59003
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 10841 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PED/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course examines the history of educational institutions by presenting their identities and scientific paradigms.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Main objectives of the course consist in understanding and acquiring knowledge about history of educational institutions, with a particular attention to the meanings assumed by the idea of "educating" man within the history of the Occident.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquisition of appropriate knowledge in relation to the scientific foundations of the history of educational institutions is aimed at understanding and interpreting, in a historical perspective, problems and changes that invest both the concept of education as well as the identifying characteristics of contemporary educational institutions, in their history. These knowledge goals  will help to achieve an authonomy in critical thinking about the historical context, with particular regard to the pedagogical aspects.

TEACHING METHODS

Due to the health situation associated with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and according to rectoral regulations issued by the University of Genoa, and the guidelines established by DISFOR, lectures can be conducted in two different ways.

A) If it is possible to hold lectures in attendance.
Lessons will be conducted in the presence of the teacher and will have mainly character of lectures. Within the course, group activities and seminars can be provided.

B) If distance teaching is extended.
Lectures will be hold on Microsoft Teams platform, normally through an interactive modality, at institutionally scheduled time. They will include both frontal teaching moments and forms of debate and discussion on the contents of the lecture.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course program will mainly consist in the following contents: the foundational categories and study objects of the history of educational institutions; macro- and micro-dimensions of the educational system and its institutions; methodological paradigms and cognitive foundations of historiographic research into history of educational institutions; categories of self-formation, education and instruction within the history of educational institutions; the scientific-cognitive connection between history of educational institutions, history of pedagogy and pedagogy of history.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

- G. Simmel, L’educazione come vita. Per una nuova pedagogia della scuola, Mimesis, Milano-Udine, 2019;
- P. Levrero, L'ebreo don Milani, Il Melangolo, Genova, 2013;
- A. Bentolila, La scuola contro la barbarie, Anicia, Roma, 2021.

For non-attending students, the texts for the exam are the same.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIANCARLA SOLA (President)

PAOLO LEVRERO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Due to the health situation associated with the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and according to rectoral regulations issued by the University of Genoa, and the guidelines established by DISFOR, lectures can be conducted in two different ways.

A) If it is possible to hold lectures in attendance.
Lessons will be conducted in the presence of the teacher and will have mainly character of lectures. Within the course, group activities and seminars can be provided.

B) If distance teaching is extended.
Lectures will be hold on Microsoft Teams platform, normally through an interactive modality, at institutionally scheduled time. They will include both frontal teaching moments and forms of debate and discussion on the contents of the lecture.

LESSONS START

Tuesday 21st September, 2021.

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Exam is written. The written exam is finalized to verify acquired knowledge by the Students and their critical capabilities in the elaboration of the learned contents.

Evaluation criteria: relevance of contents, argumentation of acquired knowledge, logical coherence, language properties, critical-problematic ability.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Based on the indications provided by the University and the Department, the exams will be done in two different and eventually ways.

A) If it is possible to take exams in attendance.
The exam, which last 45 minutes, is structured into a short number of open questions. During the time of the exam, Students can consult texts in the program. Students have to take the exam with the program of the current academic year, even if they are enrolled in previous academic years.
If the exam is “not passed”, Students will have to take the exam again in the same manner.
For non-attending Students, the exam procedures are the same.

B) If distance teaching is extended.
Students will have to draw up a short paper (read editorial criteria indicated below) in which tehy will have to put together contents learned from studied books and attended lectures with a theme that will be indicated for each exam session, developing a critical-problematic reflection (which has to be the risult of their own elaboration). Students will have to draw a short final bibliography, including studied texts and 5 other volumes which their consider essential for the topic discussion.
Bibliography must indicate Surname and Name of the Author of the volume, Title of the volume, Publisher, City, year of publication.
Drafting criteria of the essay: the required format extension of the exam must be between a minimum of 2 pages and a maximum of 3 pages, for a total of characters between 4,000 and 6,000, spaces included.

More detailed informations on exam methods, publication and recording of votes will be reported on AulaWeb in the specific page of the Course.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
19/01/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
02/02/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
16/02/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
25/05/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
08/06/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
22/06/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
06/07/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2022 11:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Any change in the usual teaching activities (classes and office hours) will be reported within AulaWeb page of the Course.

Other Information
Teaching assistants: Dott.ssa Giorgia Canepa, Dott.ssa Giusi Ruotolo.