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SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

CODE 67622
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 8 cfu during the 1st year of 9322 SCIENZE DELLA FORMAZIONE PRIMARIA (LM-85 bis) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/08
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • 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

    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 ( durimg 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
    
     

     

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Foreign students must contact the teacher in person before the exam

    Students with DSA (Specific Learning Disorders) disabilities or other special educational needs have to contact the teacher (e-mail: f.lagomarsino@unige.it) at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching methods, that take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools. For international students, texts and articles in English are available on request. The exam can be taken, in the manner provided, in English.