Mod. PEDAGOGY OF ORGANIZATIONS
The aim of the module is to provide students with the basic constructs and some theories for reading and interpreting organizations as learning and training contexts. In particular, the perspectives of Argyris, Wenger and Engestrom will be addressed, highlighting their educational implications, limits and potential to generate organizational learning and professional development.
The program is separate for attending and non-attending students. Both programs require the student an equivalent workload of 6 credits.
Objective 1: Knowledge and understanding.
The student will acquire the key concepts of three theories: the Theory of Action Science, of Communities of Practice and of systems of activity. Through these theoretical contributions we will support the acquisition of educational reading keys useful for working in work contexts as consultants and educationalists.
This knowledge will be acquired without distinction from attending and non-attending students.
Objective 2: applied knowledge and understanding.
Attending students: the student will be able to use the theories to interpret some types of problems emerging in working life and in organizational disputes.
Not attending: the student will be able to make a comparison of the different theoretical perspectives. A grid will be provided on the Moodle online platform that will help the non-attending student in the comparison.
Objective 3: Autonomy of judgment.
Attending students: the student will be able to express, based on a theoretical perspective studied, a personal point of view that is also critical of a case.
Not attending: the student will be able to express, based on a theoretical perspective studied, a personal point of view also critical on a case that can be downloaded from the Moodle platform of the course.
Objective 4: Continuous learning skills
Attending and non-attending students: at the end of the lessons the student will be able to find the main online resources, of a scientific and institutional nature, useful for keeping up to date on the evolution of the scientific debate on the topic of organizational learning and the pedagogy of organizations.
Mod. EDUCATIONAL AND RESEARCH METHODS
The course aims to provide students the basic operational schemes concerning research and training methodologies and the practices to manage the training processes with a consultative approach. Specifically, the methodological schemes related to participated and intervention researches will be studied in depth. The topic of connection among research, organizational development and consulting practices will also be examined.
At the end of the course, students will be able:
a) to know the operational schemes of active development methodologies, participated and intervention research methodologies
b) to use active development methodologies, participated and intervention research methodologies as a consultancy tool in different social and organizational contexts c) to design research-intervention paths aimed at facilitating personal, social and organizational learning processes.