Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0375 (AF:281377 AR:177878)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
4th Term
Course year
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The course of "PEDAGOGY OF DISABILITY" (6 credits - M-PED / 03) is one of the educational activities associated with the degree course in [FT4] SCIENCES OF SOCIETY AND SOCIAL SERVICE - COMMON CURRICULUM, and allows the student to acquire the knowledge and understanding of the procedures and processes of integration and inclusion of people with disabilities throughout life; to reflect and experiment with relationships of help, support and care, interacting in the complexity of real social contexts.
The course is addressed to the processes of specifically social inclusion.
Graduate students interested in educational and scholastic inclusion processes will have to follow the course of PEDAGOGY AND DIDACTICS OF INCLUSION associated with the master's degree program in PHILOSOPHICAL SCIENCES - HUMAN SCIENCES AND TRAINING [FM61].
Knowledge and understanding: Understanding and mastering the constituent elements of the Pedagogy of inclusion: epistemology and terminology, problems and methods.
Applied knowledge and understanding: Analyze and identify similarities and differences in the processes of social integration and in the paths of relational inclusion of people with disabilities.
Making judgments: To articulate and critically express the most current problems and the ethical implications inherent in the paths of educational and social inclusion. Formulate and support solution proposals.
Communication skills: Use the communication principles of Transactional Analysis to activate help relationships for people with special educational needs (SEN), families, communities and organizations.
Learning skills: Learning from and in helping, supporting and caring relationships, working and interacting in the complexity of real inclusive contexts.
No specific knowledge is required. All students interested in the topics related to disability and the inclusion of people with SEN, special educational needs, can attend the course.
The Fundamentals of Special Pedagogy. Special Educational Needs.
Know deficits, reduce handicaps, discover resources, and rearrange learning processes.
The history of people with disabilities. Prejudices and stereotypes.
Existential rights and citizenship rights.
ICF and classifications for diagnosis and design.
The interview in the helping relationship.
Resilience, self-efficacy and empowerment.
Training networks between family, school and work.
Affectivity and sexuality.
A) Basic book: Tessaro F., Pedagogia della disabilità per le professionalità socio-educative (dispense pubblicate online)

B) A book chosen from the following:
Cairo, M. T., Mariani, V., & Zoni Confalonieri, R. (2010). Disabilità ed età adulta. Qualità della vita e progettualità pedagogica (pp. 39-103). Vita e Pensiero.
Castelli, C. (2011). Resilienza e creatività. Teorie e tecniche nei contesti di vulnerabilità. Franco Angeli.
Cornacchia, M. (2015). Andare a tempo. Ripensare la vita indipendente dell'adulto con disabilità (pp. 1-221). Pensa Multimedia.
Ghedin, E. (2009). Ben-essere disabili: un approccio positivo all'inclusione. Liguori.
Lepri, C. (Ed.). (2016). La persona al centro. Autodeterminazione, autonomia, adultità per le persone disabili. FrancoAngeli.
Pavone, M. (2014). L’inclusione educativa. Indicazioni pedagogiche per la disabilità, Milano, Mondadori.
- Autobiographical account and reflection "My meeting with disability" (to be sent before the exam) (learning outcomes nr: 3 e 5)
- Online test, with multiple choice questions on text A. (learning outcomes nr: 1)
- Written test, with open-ended questions on all texts and materials published online (learning outcomes nr: 3)
- Case study (only for those who attend the course) (learning outcomes nr: 2, 3, 4, 5)

Lectures and workshop. Useful analytical techniques and decision-making (case study, incident, autobiography).

Ca ’Foscari applies Italian law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) for support and accommodation services available to students with disabilities or with specific learning difficulties. If you have a motor, visual, hearing or other disability (Law 17/1999) or a specific learning disorder (Law 170/2010) and you require support (classroom assistance, technological aids for carrying out exams or exams individualized, accessible format material, note retrieval, specialist tutoring to support the study, interpreters or other) contact the Disability and DSA office

This subject deals with topics related to the macro-area "Human capital, health, education" and contributes to the achievement of one or more goals of U. N. Agenda for Sustainable Development

Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 11/06/2020