Didactics of philosophy

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to provide students with an adequate knowledge of the main issues of the Didactics of Philosophy, which will be analyzed from an historical, theoretical and practical point of view, for acceding to teaching career in Italian secondary schools.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student
- has a deep knowledge of the main terms of the contemporary debate about Didactics of Philosophy;
- masters a systematic and critical knowledge of the methods of teachings philosophy in Italy, taking into account recent ministerial norms and other European paradigms;
- understands the utility of an integrated approach to philosophical texts in a didactic project which mingles knowledge and abilities;
- has proficient knowledge of the pedagogical instruments and options in teaching philosophy in secondary schools;
- clearly understands the meaning and function of teaching philosophy in secondary schools;
- has proficient knowledge of the bibliographic resources and methodological tools characterising the historical-philosophical research for Didactics of Philosophy.

Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student

- can apply critically the knowledge acquired in framing historically texts from the contemporary debate on Didactics of philosophy in order to elaborate an hypothetical teaching program;
- can master and apply different methodological tools useful to develop innovative forms of didactics in the field of philosophy;
- can apply the acquired knowledge on the historical development of the modalities of teaching philosophy in order to develop personal teaching programs;
- can use theoretical elements for the contemporary debate in Pedagogy for evaluating and comparing different typologies of philosophical teaching;
- can take into account the conceptual and normative tools dealing with the teaching of philosophy in Italy;
- can discuss the acquired resultants and is able to illustrate the acquired knowledge also to an informal audience.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
The lessons will be available both on Ariel as registered lessons and on Microsoft Teams in synchrone modality
Course syllabus
The course will address the problem of the teaching of philosophy by examining the theory of three about the major philosophers of modern and contemporary age: Kant, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is needed
Teaching methods
Debate and discussion
Group work
Teaching Resources
6 and 9 cfu
Kant, Notizia sull'indirizzo delle lezioni nel semestre invernale 1765-66, in Kant, Antologia di scritti sulla pedagogia, a cura di G. Formizzi.
Kant, Critica della ragion pura, a cura di Pietro Chiodi, Torino, Utet, 1984, Dottrina trascendentale del metodo, Architettonica della ragion pura.
Kant, Logica. Passi scelti.
Kant, Lezioni di metafisica,
Kant, Che cosa significa orientarsi nel pensare, a cura di Franco Volpi, Milano, Adelphi.
Kant, Critica del Giudizio, par. 40.

6 and 9 cfu
F. Nietzsche, Sull'avvenire delle nostre scuole, a cura di dalle Opere di Friedrich Nietzsche, volume III, tomo I, edizione italiana diretta da Giorgio Colli e Mazzino Montinari, Milano, Adelphi 1973 e 1975.
F. Nietzsche, Sull'utilità e il danno della storia per la vita, Milano, Adelphi,
F. Nietzsche, Considerazioni inattuali, III e IV Richard Wagner a Bayreuth.
F. Nietzsche Gaia Scienza aforismi 365, 371. Crepuscolo degli idoli, Sentenze e frecce par. 15. L. anticristo prefazione; Ecce Homo, perché scrivo libri così buoni.

9 cfu
Schopenhauer, Pensare da sé, in Parerga e paralipomena, Milano, Adelphi, pp. 649-663; Del leggere e dei libri, pp. 748-762; A proposito di erudizione e degli scienziati, pp. 633-648.
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam will be oral and will focus on the topics covered by the course. In particular, the student will be asked to be able to reconstruct the evolution of the debate on the teaching of philosophy, to present the methodological strategies and didactic tools examined and to justify the current theoretical positions on the relationship between skills and knowledge.
Unita' didattica A
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-FIL/06 - HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours