Academic Year 2022/2023 - Teacher: Maria TOMARCHIO

Expected Learning Outcomes

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. 

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

Required Prerequisites

Analyzing and thinking skills

Attendance of Lessons

Discretionary, but recommended

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. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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.320);

- A. Bondioli, D. Savio, Educare l'infanzia, Roma, Carocci, 2018 (p. 200);

- V. Ongini, Grammatica dell'integrazione, Laterza 2019 (p.162);

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

- Convenzione sui diritti dell'Infanzia e l'adolescenza (Gazzetta Ufficiale 11 giugno 1991), Protocolli opzionaliOsservazioni conclusive del Comitato sui diritti dell’infanzia all’Italia. (STUDIUM)

F. Frabboni, F. Pinto Minerva  Manuale di pedagogia e didatticaLaterza 20139788859300038
A. Bondioli, D. Savio  Educare l'infanziaCarocci20189788843090983
V. OnginiGrammatica dell'integrazioneLaterza20199788858136928
Convenzione sui diritti dell'Infanzia e l'adolescenza (Protocolli opzionali e  Osservazioni del Comitato)Gazzetta Ufficiale 11 giugno 1991
 M. Tomarchio Roger CousinetCUECM1996

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Oral exam

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

Convention on the Rights of the Child.