The graduate degre programme in Educational Sciences and Services to the Person trains the figure of the pedagogue in accordance with Law 205/2017, paragraph 595. It therefore enables the profile of the socio-pedagogical professional educator acquired in the undergraduate degree programme in Education and Training Sciences to be perfected and enables graduates from other undergraduate degree programmes to deepen their knowledge and educational and training skills.
The educational pathway of the graduate programme in Educational Sciences and Services to the Person is structured in such a way as to guarantee adequate training for the various and varied areas of intervention of the figure of the pedagogue linked to the coordination of personal services, suitable for practising planning and research in the educational, school and social welfare fields, as well as training, research and experimentation activities. Specifically, graduates will be able to offer educational advice on complex educational problems, and to manage and coordinate personal services in the breadth of their target area (services, socio-educational centres and multiple intervention practices) and with specific attention to the particularities of the territory in which they operate.
One of the main features of this course is its interdisciplinary profile, which will enable students to acquire knowledge and skills that will define a professionalism capable of dealing with today's complexities, confronting the emerging challenges of personal services, collaborating with other professionals and moving with mastery in their own field of competence.
Finally, the workshops and internships included in the study plan will enable students to gain a concrete understanding of the characteristics of educational work in the field through personal involvement.
The programme aims to train students to become professional pedagogues by deepening their knowledge and acquiring skills in the disciplines included in the field of study of educational sciences. The aim is to provide adequate preparation for high-profile professional assignments in the broad field of personal services.
To this end, the degree programme intends to develop a number of working methods that can be adequately used in different contexts of intervention.
Specifically, the following training objectives will be achieved.
- Developing the organisational management skills necessary for an effective co-ordination of operational realities related to personal services.
2. Planning and research
- Analysing the complexity of pedagogical intervention within epistemological frameworks that allow for an adequate interpretation and adherence to a non-reductionist vision of the person.
- Acquire a specific professional competence in planning and evaluating services, interventions, etc., with particular attention to the complexity of the levels involved (individual, relational, family, territorial, economic, institutional).
- Knowing and being able to connect models and languages of intervention with the different target groups to be addressed.
3. Advice and intervention
- Providing pedagogical advice at the level of personal services.
- Fostering, through an interdisciplinary preparation, the development of intervention methodologies open to the different dimensions that characterise the person, with particular reference to relational and systemic aspects.
4. Training and supervision
- Carrying out a supervision of services and inside the services by reading, analysing and supporting the different pedagogical cultures of educators and operators at an interdisciplinary level.
- Developing epistemological reflexive skills in scientific-academic investigation and intervention in the field.
The training objective is also to acquire sound knowledge of at least one language of the European Union, with particular reference to the vocabulary of the relevant subject areas.
In the first year, knowledge and skills are acquired in the areas of pedagogy, education and philosophy, as well as foreign language and IT. In the second year, the knowledge and skills acquired cover - in addition to the pedagogical field - the psychological, sociological, historical, legal and economic fields.