Academic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year - Curriculum Educatore nei servizi per l'infanzia
Teaching Staff: Maria TOMARCHIO
Credit Value: 10
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 60 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

This course introduces the early childhood context and critically examines the principles and perspectives underpinning contemporary early childhood pedagogy. More specifically students will acquire critical skills in order to approach critically the main themes and models of current pedagogical debate with reference to

  • forms and characteristics of a pedagogy in early childhood which will be investigated from a scientific perspective in order to understand the multiplicity and the specificity of educational interactions during early childhood.
  • Time and space in education: subject; context and knowledge
  • Images of early childhood
  • Educational professionalism in childcare

Course Structure

Traditional lessons

Detailed Course Content

The aim of the course on early-childhood pedagogy is to promote critical thinking on how interactions among people, contexts, culture, knowledge, and pedagogy influence the early childhood development. Epistemological, methodological and social issues in early childhood pedagogy will be discussed, with a particular focus on the main features of educational professionalism and project-oriented education in childcare. The specificity of the pedagogical thinking regarding the relations between logic and ethic and the cognitive sphere and social domain will be presented.

Textbook Information

- F. Frabboni, F. Pinto Minerva, Manuale di pedagogia e didattica, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2013 (da p. 4 a p. 81, da p.255 a p.370);

- A. Bondioli, D. Savio (a cura di ), Crescere bambini, Edizioni Junior, 2017 (da p.7 a p. 73, da p. 113 a p. 137, da p. 157 a p. 180;

- P. Moss, Portare le politiche nei servizi educativi. L'educazione nella prima infanzia come pratica di democrazia, Quaderno n. 9 del Gruppo Nazionale Nidi e Infanzia - Bologna, 2013 (pp. 30);

- F. Cambi, C. Di Bari, D. Sarsini, Il mondo dell'infanzia. Dalla scoperta al mito, alla relazione di cura. Autori e testi, Milano, Apogeo, 2012 (pp.247);

- M. Tomarchio, Roger Cousinet, Catania, CUECM, 1996 (pp. 166).