M-PED/03 - 6 CFU - 1° Semester

Teaching Staff

Office: Palazzo Ingrassia, via Biblioteca 4, 95124 Catania
Office Hours: Lunedì 11.00-12.00 Palazzo Ingrassia

Learning Objectives

The aims of the discipline are:

to acquire the specific language of the discipline;

to recognize some elements of diachronic development of adult education;

to identify today's epistemological references;

to identify the main research topics;

to identify contexts of action for adult education;

to recognize international guidelines for adult education.

Detailed Course Content

Elements of history of adult education in Europe

From the campains against illiteracy in Italy to the Centers for Lifelong Learning of Adults in Italy

Permanent education and Lifelong learning

Learning in adulthood. Some theories of learning in adulthood

Adult Learning in the workplace. Continuing education

Theories on adulthood

Learning in the city: the model of learning cities

Knowles and the andragogical model od adult learning

Textbook Information

Alberici, M., Imparare sempre nella società della conoscenza, Mondadori, Milano, 2002, pp. 1-160

M. Knowles, The Adult learner, Elsevier Inc., 2005

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