Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
Matricole pari
Belonging course: 
Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE
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Year of study: 
First Semester



Course description

The course has as its central objective the development of knowledge on basic theoretical-epistemological elements of pedagogy, such as knowledge on education that recalls a multiplicity of disciplinary fields and interpretive dimensions.
Specifically, the course aims to familiarize students with a reflexive approach to the dimension of education, both from the point of view of self-care and from the point of view of the care of the other.


no pre-requisite


The course develops in 2 phases:

Phase 1- general part:
It includes the foundations of general pedagogy as a discipline and a science built around the category of human education, with particular reference to:
1. epistemological status of the discipline
2. pedagogical theories and models
3. definition of the object of study
4. the recipients of educational work
5. methodological tools
It includes a relapse of some of these contents;

Phase 2 - monographic part:
It includes a first exploration of the issue of professionalism from the point of view of its educational component (educational relationship) and formative (reflexivity).

Teaching Methods

All the contents of the study will be analyzed with participatory and relational methodology in order to demonstrate "in vivo" how the study of the discipline consists in investigating the possibilities and limits of educational relationships, also in its variants of helping and counseling relationships.
The reflection on one's own and on the other's experience will be of priority importance to develop skills of analysis of oneself, of the other and of the relationship itself.


general part:
KANIZSA S., MARIANI A.M., General Pedagogy, Pearson Italy, Milan-Turin, 2017.
(chapters 1-2-4-7-8-9-10-11)

monographic part:
CUNTI A., Training in reflective care. Between existence and profession, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2014.

CUNTI A. (edited by), Corpi in formazione. Pedagogical voices, FrancoAngeli, Milan, 2015. ⃰

⃰Teaching guide for the study of the volume "Corpi in formazione"
The oral examination will take place asking each student to follow the following path:
- Choose 5 items that, in the student's opinion, are particularly interconnected
- Motivating the choice of items, also referring to personal experience, study or work
- Motivating the choice of the items, explaining the links, or transversal concepts, between them
- Identify any other items that can connect to the 5 choices (ex: "Sports agonism" also connects with "...")

All the slides and study materials useful for the preparation of the exam and presented in the classroom are available on the University's on-line teaching platform, whose link is the following:
http://e-scienzemotorie.uniparthenope.it/moodle/course/index.php Access to the student platform can be done using the same credentials valid for the University web services.

Learning assessment

The assessment of the learning will take place through group and laboratory activities that will allow to record characteristics and possible difficulties in learning and to implement timely overcoming measures.
The final exam will consist of an oral argumentative interview on the whole study program (general part and monographic part).
The evaluation of the final exam will take place taking into account 5 prevailing indicators according to a specific evaluation form that will be exposed and made known to the students during the presentation of the program:

a) Knowledge and ability to understand
b) Knowledge and understanding skills applied
c) Autonomy of judgment
d) Communication skills
e) Ability to learn

More information

The professor. Lo Presti receives the students at his studio in Via Medina, 40 (NA) scale A, first floor.
It is possible to make an appointment by sending an e-mail to: