Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Bachelor's Degree Programme on SPORTS SCIENCE
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Second semester
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Course description

The intent of the course is to examine the pedagogical-formative dimension present in social and cultural processes, which, intervening in the construction of models of knowledge and "world views", implicitly form individuals, guiding them in the construction personal and collective experience.

Specifically, the course aims to train professional figures competent in the interpretation and management of cognitive processes and socio-cultural phenomena implicated in educational relationships, such as "social pressure", "prejudice", "inclusion / exclusion dynamics. ".
In detail, we aim to pursue the following objectives:
1) Knowledge and understanding.
The student must demonstrate that he has acquired basic knowledge about:
the fundamental concepts and the main theories that regulate psycho-social and relationship dynamics;
to cognitive, social and cultural processes that guide ways of judging and directing the individual and collective experience of meeting with otherness and diversity.
2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
The student must be able to apply the notions learned to specific cases and specific contexts, preferably current and related to the sports sector, demonstrating the now complete and acquired knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles that define the socio-cultural belonging / exclusion dynamics, as plural and complex educational reality management strategies.
The student must therefore be able to provide indications necessary to build educational projects focused on subjects, groups or contexts with particular characteristics, historically placed in real situations of existence
3) Autonomy of judgment.
The student must be able to express his point of view by taking argued positions according to scientific logic and personal intuition, appropriate and sustainable in relation to the topics covered by the course.
4) Communication skills.
The student must be able to express himself with language properties and awareness of his own emotional experiences that emerge from non-verbal language, demonstrating that he can explain some fundamental concepts learned in a simple and clear way also through the use of exemplary cases relating to the educational sphere, in general, and declining them in the world of sport, in particular.
5) Learning ability.
The student must be able to return the contents of the exam program through consistent and correct arguments and conceptualizations in logical and linguistic terms, using interpretative categories and language proper to pedagogical discourse.


No prerequisites


The course aims to provide the interpretative tools of a socio-constructivist approach to the training relationship between the individual and the socio-cultural environment.

Teaching Methods

All the contents being studied will be analyzed with participatory and relational methodology in order to demonstrate "in vivo" how the study of the discipline consists in finding "didactically effective" solutions that enhance both the individual and collective dimensions of the teaching-learning processes.


Lo Presti F., Il senso del sé. Percorso auto riflessivi nella formazione, PensaMultimedia, Lecce.

Lo Presti F., Culture in relazione, Loffredo, Napoli.

Pagano G., Sabatano F., Libertà marginali, Guerini, Milano.

Learning assessment

The learning assessment will take place through an intermediate test consisting of a mid-course test at the end of Phase 1 (general part) and a final exam consisting of an argumentative oral interview on the entire study program (general part and monographic part).
The results of the evaluation of the intermediate test will be merely indicative and not decisive for the purposes of the final evaluation.
The assessment of the final exam will take place taking into consideration 5 prevailing indicators according to a specific evaluation form that will be displayed and made known to students during the presentation of the program:
a) Knowledge and understanding
b) Applying knowledge and understanding
c) Making judgments
d) Communication skills
e) Learning skills

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