Bachelor's degree in Education
The Bachelor's degree in Education aims to offer an articulated framework of knowledge and competencies approached from a number of angles (personal, cultural, social and the like), relevant to professions within the field of education. With this objective in mind the course will make reference to those disciplines considered essential to the development of professionals with a solid foundation, which includes theoretical, epistemological, and methodological principals as well as an operative orientation relevant to issues in education. The course proposes to encourage the acquisition of what is necessary to favour the processes of the development of the person in various social and cultural contexts by means of the elaboration, realisation and assessment of coherent and compatible educational projects, characterized by intentionality and continuity. The role that the undergraduate course aims at is one of a professional operating with people of various ages, by way of creating and completing educational projects that favour processes leading to personal integration and fulfilment as well as facilitating full participation in society. From this perspective the educator needs to operate with reference to interpersonal relations, group dynamics and family dynamics, cultural and social settings, as well as the organisation of services in the field of education.
More specifically, the educator:
- plans and implements interventions in educational settings as well as accompanies the life long process of learning and cultural integration;
- takes initiatives while recognizing and enhancing the value of human and cultural resources present in the various contexts in favour of individuals in a multitude of life situations and conditions;
- operates in problematic situations of unease, marginalisation and deviance such as those regarding the disabled, immigrants, senior citizens while knowing to recognize in each individual the resources that can be tapped;
- carries out tasks of accompanying, orienting and supporting the education of minors within scholastic settings;
- operates in nursery schools and in kindergartens;
- works as an expert concerning issues regarding young children and preadolescents by training and giving support to parents.
Bachelor's degree in Organisational Training
This Bachelor's degree in Organisational Training proposes to develop in a cohesive fashion basic knowledge and competencies in psychology and pedagogy for a diversity of disciplinary fields, in order to build the essential foundations for various forms of professional development aimed at a wide range of applications concerned with learning and the education of adults. The course aims to develop the capacity to ready and analyse learning needs and to supply resources for the management of suitable designed for the individual, group, or organisations (in an institutional, local or community context, public and private organisations, profit and non-profit organisations, services). The development of knowledge and competencies can be drawn from two areas:
- competencies concerning educational planning and thus the analyses of demand as well as of needs, the development of appropriate educational programmes relevant to the objectives, content and setting, methods, materials, roles, while building systems of evaluation in order to assess the achievement of objectives concerning individual development and organisational change as proposed by the training program;
- competencies concerning education in the classroom as well as outside the classroom, in a group as well as individually; taking on the role of teacher and managing educational relationships; taking on the role of guide and controlling the processes of change; using the opportunities offered by the technology of distance education such as web-training.
The professional opportunities are characterized by competencies relevant to a number of professional contexts:
a) public and private institutions in the services field; b) educational institutions and agencies, recognized institutions and cooperatives involved in production as well as services in the fields of social work and education; c) non-profit organisations and establishments.
Bachelor's degree in Philosophy
The undergraduate degree course in Philosophy will allow students to attain:
• a general knowledge of the corpus of philosophy in all of its theoretical and historical aspects;
• the capacity to formulate argumentation on morals and applied ethics and to make evaluations in the area of case studies based on statistical data:
• the capacity to write an undergraduate thesis as well as the capacity to review books and respond to a call for papers in English intended for undergraduate students;
• the prerequisites for admission to a postgraduate course of study in Philosophy.
In the first year foundations courses will need to be completed, in the second year a wide range of philosophical disciplines together with associated disciplines will be the subject matter, and in the third year further philosophical disciplines and other related disciplines will be the focus in preparation for the undergraduate thesis.
Bachelor's degree in Social Work
The course is aimed at the preparation of qualified social workers with the following competencies, knowledge and abilities: a) a suitable knowledge of the foundations of social work; b) mastery of the methods and techniques relevant to social services; c) practical and operative competencies related to surveying and dealing with social malaise that concerns individuals, groups and communities; d) good team work abilities; e) a good ability to relate the performance of a specific service to a more general cultural, economic, and social context within the community; f) the capacity to effectively utilize, in both a written and oral form, at least one European Union language other than Italian within the specific professional context of exchanging general information; g) a suitable competence and the use of appropriate means for the communication and management of information in general as well as regarding civil rights issues; h) the ability to contextualize within a political and social framework the means of social intervention. In order to guarantee the achievement of these objectives the University of Verona has chosen to continue in the path taken in the 1950s by favouring subjects about social service in relation to other Italian issues, and by making certain that these courses will be taught by social workers with a high level of experience and competence. The same attention has been given to the teaching of law as regards the foundations of social services.