Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Second semester
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Course description

In detail, we intend to pursue the following training objectives:
1) Knowledge and understanding.
The student must demonstrate that they have acquired a basic knowledge of: the main organizational theories that govern the organization of the school; the key variables of organizational planning for educational institutions; decisions concerning the division of labor and coordination; the coordination and control mechanisms; organizational models relating to educational institutions; organizational analysis models at the micro, meso and macro level.
The student must demonstrate the ability to grasp the interconnections between the three perspectives of analysis (micro, meso and macro) of a single object of study: the organization of the school and the coordination of the organizational actors involved, consistently with the topics illustrated and the stimuli provided during the course, seminars and tutorials.
2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding.
The student must be able to apply the notions learned to concrete cases and specific contexts, preferably current and related to the education and training sector, demonstrating the now complete and acquired knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles illustrated. The exercises aim at developing and verifying these applicative skills.
3) Autonomy of judgment.
The student must be able to express their point of view by taking argued positions according to a scientific logic and their own 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 properties of language and awareness of his own emotional experiences that emerge from non-verbal language.
5) Learning skills.
The student must be able to distinguish the three levels of analysis (micro, meso and macro) and to build clear and comprehensive mental maps for each of these logical categories in relation to the individual concepts relating to the study of school organization, using the nomenclature characteristics of the basic discipline.




The course offers a theoretical-practical itinerary on the models and tools of Business Organization and Human Resources Management to be applied to the school context. The first part of the course is dedicated to the theoretical foundations of Business Organization and Human Resource Management in order to provide the principles and tools for organizational planning within the school. In this first part, a conceptual and functional framework is provided for the theme of organization for the school. The second part is dedicated to the planning of the school organization. The third part is dedicated to in-depth study, through seminars and group work with the development of project work, on the topics under study.
Specific topics:
Notions of organizational planning. Organizational planning and area of educational organizations, especially the school. The key variables of organizational planning for the school. The coordination and control mechanisms for the school. Human Resource management for the school.

The course aims to provide students with theoretical concepts and a guideline in the organization of educational institutions. In particular, an accurate and in-depth analysis of organizational design issues is provided, with reference to the different levels of organizational analysis (micro, meso, macro) within the school context.
In detail, the course aims to provide basic knowledge and tools aimed at understanding the world of school, looking at and analyzing its peculiarities and criticalities of an organizational and managerial nature.
It aims to create skilled professional figures both as resources operating in educational institutions, and as possible managers of the organization of such specific institutions and programs and services in terms of design, development, implementation and evaluation, as these figures are also equipped with knowledge and skills functional to play a role of leader, coordinator, coordinator of school activities and programs.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, seminar meetings to present concrete cases and experiences with selected testimonials, exercises in the classroom, project work in the area of the school organization at micro, meso and macro level.


Ferrara M., Varriale L. (a cura di), L’organizzazione della scuola (The organization of the school), Aracne, Roma, ISBN 978–88–548–4411–7.

Teaching reading by teacher.

Learning assessment

Written examination divided into four open five-point questions each, and a ten-point open question, related to the topics listed in the program. The written exam is expressed in thirtieths of vote (total written test score is 30).
Oral examination (for candidates who pass the test with a score of at least 18/30), that consists into questions that start from any gaps in the written examination, regards the topics in the program.
The assessment of the learning will be carried out by means of a written test and an oral test and it is proposed to evaluate the degree of knowledge of the basics and the fundamental topics of study of the teaching program, as well as the verification to verify the student's ability to apply the concepts acquired in reality above all in the social field. For example, we intend to evaluate the student’s ability to apply the fundamentals of organization, the design of schools.
Written and oral examinations aim at verifying the level of learning of the principles, notions and topics listed in the program.
Such verification will be conducted on the basis of the following criteria: level of knowledge and deepening of the fundamental principles acquired; Language properties and clarity in oral test.
1. Number of tests contributing to the assessment: 2;
2. Objective of the test: verifying the level of student learning on fundamental aspects of the subject;
3. Methods of administration (written, oral, practical): written and oral examination
4. Timetable: according to the exam schedule
5. Duration: written test 1 hour; Oral test for about 10 to about 30 minutes
6. Type (e.g. written test, practical test, interview, etc ...): written test to open answers + oral examination;
7. Final Examination: The student will achieve the minimum score if he/she can demonstrate the acquisition of basic knowledge of the organization. The student will get the highest score when he/she demonstrates that he has understood, thoroughly and introjected all the topics listed in the program, also being able to grasp the interconnections between them and provide concrete application, examples in relation to their organizational and managerial implications.

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