Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
FT0367 (AF:344195 AR:187327)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
4th Term
Course year
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The course analyzes the issue of the pedagogical dimension of work and adult education with reference to the processes of development and management of human resources. Starting from an examination of the pedagogy-work relationship and of the characteristics of adult education. Particolar attention will be given to adult learning processes, national policies and European for the training and education of adults, on the topics of skills and capabilities, on the topics of management and development of talent. The course will provide the competence to understand how to qualify training starting from the transformation of adult action systems starting from the innovation processes (robotics, AI).
Know the variables of the transformation of work in a pedagogical perspective
Know the educational value of the job
Know the theories of adult education
Know the meaning of competence and capability
Know the skills related to new work processes
Knowledge of industry 4.0 and the new digital economies
Knowledge of adult learning models and organizational contexts
knowing how to analyze the learning processes related to work based learning
know how to identify and analyze skillss
Interest in the issues of adult learning, on issues of education in the workplace
The pedagogical dimension of work in history
Work transformation factors and impact on learning and training processes
Theories of adult learning
Theories of competence
Theories of capacitation
National and European policies for adult education and training
Organizational models and forms of rationality of working action
Adult and organizational learning
Human resource management models and training policies
Industry 4.0 and the influence of robotics on job skills
Costa M., 2019, Formatività e lavoro nella società delle macchine intelligenti. Il talento tra robot, I.A. ed ecosistemi digitali del lavoro, Franco Angeli, Milano

Aureliana Alberici (2002), Educazione degli adulti, Carocci

For those who will not attend the course In addition to the first two, one of these two texts (a or b) can be chosen according to one's own interests
a. Costa M. Pedagogia del lavoro e contesti di innovazione (2011) Franco Angeli Milano

b Alessandrini Giuditta (a cura di ) . Atlante di Pedagogia del lavoro, Franco Angeli Milano (part 1 and part 2)
Questions on the conceptual issues addressed in the course (attending) and on the topics of the books (not attending)
The methodology will include lectures, case studies addressed with group work
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion
Ca' Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:
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Last update of the programme: 22/02/2021