Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year - Curriculum Educatore sociale di comunita'
Teaching Staff: Stefano LENTINI
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: M-PED/02 - HISTORY OF EDUCATION
Taught classes: 54 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The social history of education is a research discipline that tends to analyze, in a historical key, the relationship between education and society, starting from the assumption that every formative experience is in itself a concretely social experience, and that, the pedagogical interventions of various kinds (education, free time, etc.). descend from ideological and political choices. In this perspective, the course intends to offer a systematic framework of the history of ideas, culture and pedagogy, starting from from '700 up to the present day. The aim of the course is also to introduce the themes and problems of historiography of education, making the specialized language of pedagogy and of the history of education clear and explicit.

Course Structure

Frontal lessons. Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

The general part intends to provide students with a systematic framework of the history of pedagogy, with particular reference to socio-pedagogical problems, to the currents of thought and to authors, from '700 up to the present day and an analysis of the most current trends in international historical-educational research.

The special part intends to deepen that phase of social democratization, which began historically and culturally in late eighteenth-century Europe, during which the scientific-philosophical debate on the ideals of equality, progress and freedom, on reason and science, made explicit the "political-social" centrality of reflection on the theme of education and education.

The monographic part foresees the deepening of the relationship between training processes and social structure, highlighting the intercurrent relationship between pedagogy and politics in the social history of education.

Textbook Information

A. General Section

1. F. De Giorgi (a cura di), Storia della Pedagogia, SCHOLE', Brescia 2021 (348 pp.)

2. A. Criscenti (a cura di), A proposito dell'History Manifesto. Nuove tendenze per la ricerca storico-educativa, Fondazione Vito Fazio Allmayer, Palermo 2016 (fino a p. 171)


B. Special Section

One book of your choice:

1. S. Lentini, Lumi, Arte, Rivoluzione in Spagna: la “pedagogia sociale” di Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Unicopli, Milano (137 pp.)

2. S. Lentini, L’educazione in carcere. Profili storico-pedagogici della pena, Fondazione Nazionale “Vito Fazio- Allmayer”, Palermo, 2012 (150 pp.)

C. Lectures

1. A. Criscenti, Progettare la formazione per i minori. Saggio di pedagogia critica, CUECM, Catania, 2010 (168 pp.)


Erasmus or worker students will be able to arrange alternative programs with the teacher.