Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science (from 2008-2009)

General Pedagogy [Matricole pari]

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Name of lecturer
Maria Teresa Muraca
Maria Teresa Muraca
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1° semestre motorie dal Oct 1, 2020 al Jan 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: 1) knows the main issues of pedagogical reflection and some of the most significant theories; 2) is able to reflect critically on educational problems and experiences, using appropriately the pedagogical language and its fundamental concepts; 3) is able to interpret the educational dimensions of sport; 4) is able to recognize and valorize the essential characteristics of the sports educator.


The course is divided into two parts.
The first part aims to present pedagogy as a complex and critical reflection on education, in the broader panorama of the educational sciences. The following topics will be examined:
- the pedagogy origin and its scientific path;
- the central issues of the pedagogy, its epistemological foundations and the main pedagogical currents;
- the interdisciplinary, plural, hybrid and critical nature of pedagogy;
- the main challenges that pedagogy faces in the contemporary society.
The second part analyzes the relationship between pedagogy and sport. In particular, it focuses on:
- the educational values of sport;
- the profile of the sporting professional from a pedagogical point of view;
- some educational methodologies, practices and experiences in the sports field.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Muraca, M. Educazione e movimenti sociali. Un'etnografia collaborativa con il Movimento di Donne Contadine a Santa Catarina (Brasile) Mimesis 2019
Isidori, E. Pedagogia e sport. La dimensione epistemologica ed etico-sociale. FrancoAngeli 2017

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination.
NB: The examination texts will not differ for attending and non-attending students.

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