The course is divided into three parts: the first one of theoretical order, concerning the theories of didactic action and educational sciences; the second one of practical order, aimed at making the professional educator acquire and experiment the necessary skills and abilities in the various contexts and areas of intervention in which he will be called to operate, with particular attention to the school context. The third module will be dedicated to media education and digital competences, essential for the exercise of active citizenship.
The didactic and educational action in the professional contexts and the tasks of the educator; the didactic mediation starting from the reading of contexts and needs, up to the didactic intervention; the formative dimensions of the didactic and educational action. The theories of organized action.
The main didactic models. The methodological choices in the light of the most recent didactic theories. The curriculum and its predisposition. The principles for didactic action and the theories of teaching-learning. How to structure meaningful, motivating and interactive mediation paths. The development of competences.
The didactic/educational design. How to start a project located to solve problems and meet training needs. How to document the design path. How to evaluate the design path. The methods and phases of the design: concept of goal, purpose, objective. The reconnaissance of resources, design choices, strategies. Macro and micro-design. The evaluation and its strategic functions.
The educator's professionalism and skills: the main teaching techniques and the role of the educator. The educator's postures, between reflection and reflexivity.
Media Education: digital culture, fragment, layout and didactics. History and principles of didactic and educational technologies. E-learning in educational contexts, between school and extra school.
Designing media education paths: the content dimension, the linguistic dimension, the methodological dimension, the technological dimension. Digital competences for citizens.