Education sciences

Bachelor's degree programme

General information

Disciplinary areaSocial Sciences and Humanities
Duration 3 years - 180 Credits
Admission Accesso Libero No limited access
Language Taught in Italian
Teaching method Offered through distance learning (blended course)
Regulation Main Teaching Regulations

Presentation

There is a growing demand today for qualified professionals who can meet the multiple needs of education and training in an advanced society. Public and private institutions work with at-risk students in cultural education projects and in early childhood care and education. To meet this need, the degree program in Education Studies was developed for the purpose of training educators who would be capable of working in different contexts (ranging from nursery school to socio-educational services), with children and adolescents, as well as with adults. It is a complete and multifaceted program which, in addition to lectures, also includes advanced seminars, and distance-learning activities supported by a continuously updated e-learning platform. The program effectively combines theory with practice, and general principles with concrete cases. Students will be introduced to local institutions, associations, firms, and educational volunteer organizations, where they can complete the required 400 hours of practical training placements.

Course content

The program consists of a basic two-year curriculum, which provides a thorough knowledge of education studies and an important skill profile designed for the planning and management of educational situations (promotion, recovery, and prevention). The content of the courses focuses on the theories and problematic principles of pedagogy, on educational policies, on socio-educational, historical, and cultural processes (family, society, cultures, inter-ethnic relations), and social and psychological dynamics, including students who are at-risk, marginalized, or have special needs. The program also addresses the educational theories and models of teaching and training in informal contexts for children, adolescents, and adults. At the end of the basic two-year program, students may choose from three different curricula: early childhood education, intercultural education, and social education. Each of these programs is designed to provide specific skills and experience in each area. Placements will be given in the many educational agencies which have agreements with the Faculty.

Career options

The degree program produces educational professionals who are capable of working in a wide range of institutions such as nursery schools and early childhood facilities, scholastic and extra-scholastic socio-educational services (including students with special needs), community centers, group homes, therapeutic facilities, local socio-cultural centers, workshops, and daycare centers. A fundamental part of the program is to make sure that students acquire the pedagogical-didactic training needed to plan, manage and evaluate educational methods based on the most accredited and innovative theories and practices. A knowledge and understanding of psychology, which is important to effectively interact with people of all ages who benefit from educational services, contributes to the analysis and understanding of relational dynamics. The basic cultural competencies acquired represent a natural complement to further training in the disciplines of history, philosophy, linguistics, literature, and law.

More information

Course Director
prof.ssa Maria Donata Panforti
tel. 0522 52 3103 - fax
e-mail mariadonata.panforti@unimore.it
Tutor
prof. Nicola Barbieri e dott.ssa Alessia Cadamuro (tirocinio)
tel. 0522 52 3103 & - fax fax.
e-mail nicola.barbieri@unimore.it \\ alessia.cadamuro@unimore.it

The course is managed by the Department of Education and Humanities