Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: PAOLINA MULE'

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course aims to offer a theoretical and practical framework of special pedagogy, as a body of unavoidable knowledge for reflection on education and inclusive training for each and every one. Furthermore, it aims to make students acquire the teaching tools to design inclusive educated interventions in school and extra-curricular contexts.

Course Structure

The lessons will be carried out through a "mixed" methodology of a frontal and laboratory nature in the classroom through the active and collaborative participation of the students.

Required Prerequisites

Know the basic elements that characterize special pedagogy in relation to its specific object of investigation and the methodologies underlying it.

Attendance of Lessons

The lessons are compulsory, as they are characterized by the active participation of male and female students. Attending lessons allows you to progressively acquire mastery of the contents, to discuss topics and problems with colleagues and the teacher, and to constantly check your own learning levels. The frontal lessons will alternate with moments of group and individual work.

Detailed Course Content

  • Presentation of the course and meaning of the specific object of investigation of the special pedagogy;
  • Epistemological debate between school and disability in special pedagogy;
  • From emendative pedagogy to special pedagogy;
  • Semantic reflection and reference integration / inclusion models;
  • National and international legislation on special pedagogy;
  • Disability and the role of the family;
  • The life plan of the disabled student;
  • Education in autonomy and the social and work integration of the disabled;
  • Self development and identity formation;
  • The affective-relational dynamics in learning processes;
  • Special didactics in inclusive schools;
  • Profile and skills of the inclusive teacher;

Textbook Information

  • Cottini L. Didattica Speciale e inclusione scolastica, Carocci, Roma 2019, pp. 1-394;
  • Mulè P. (a cura di). Alternanza formativa e identità professionale dei disabili di scuola secondaria di II grado. Un'indagine esplorativa, Cooperativa Sociale Ragazzi in Volo, Ragusa 2018, pp. 1-123;

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

The verification of learning, aimed at ascertaining the acquisition of the disciplinary contents and their operational application, will be carried out in written form through the administration of structured and free items (questions). The written test must be completed in a pre-established time. Attending students will have the opportunity to carry out tests in progress, in laboratory mode.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

  • Know the fundamentals of special pedagogy;
  • Know the transition from emendative pedagogy to special pedagogy;
  • Know the main reference scholars;
  • Know the BES and the reference standards;
  • Know the elements of Inclusive Education.