. – History of education and training systems PROFESSOR SABRINA FAVA Text under revision. Not yet approved by academic staff. COURSE AIMS The course intends to reconstruct some of the main changes which took place within the Italian and international education systems between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, in order to understand the profound transformations which took place, particularly within literacy during the late twentieth century. Students will explore reading, the media and industrial culture also in order to develop innovative planning knowledge and skills within today’s cultural and production scenario which is dominated by digital technology. COURSE CONTENT Beginning with the analysis of the education and training system the course offers historical investigation into the birth of education and literacy systems which were largely promoted between the nineteenth and twentieth century. In particular, a sfar as the period between the nineteenth and early twentieth century is concerned, the course intends to explore the topic of literacy and professional training for adults and the promotion of reading via the development of the first library systems. As for the later part of the twentieth century the course observes certain pushes for change to the country’s production and cultural reconstruction. The emerging education system on television, Alberto Manzi’s programme entitled Non è mai troppo tardi (It’s Never Too Late), requests for cultural and education reconsideration within work by Don Lorenzo Milani and projects towards the enhancement of human capital which actually originated in industrial production environments such as that by Olivetti, provide different examples of consideration around the the centrality of language as a channel for collective social-educational and cultural promotion. This may also be applied to the historical-education contexts in which man generally operates. READING LIST GIORGIO CHIOSSO, Alfabeti d’Italia, Torino, Sei, 2011, Chapters 1 -2 ROBERTO FARNE’, Buona maestra TV, Roma, Carocci, 2003, Chapters 1 and 4 ROBERTO SANI - DOMENICO SIMEONE (EDITED BY), Don Lorenzo Milani e la Scuola della Parola, Macerata, Eum, 2011, pages 17-54; 185-203 and one more Chapter of students’ choice ADRIANO OLIVETTI, Il mondo che nasce, Roma, Edizioni di Comunità, 2013. TEACHING METHOD Lectures; reading and interpretation of anthological essays; audovisual material accessible on the interactive Blackboard platform; workshop activities including research, reading and interpretation of archive material from the Brescia area. ASSESSMENT METHOD Oral examination. NOTES Further information can be found on the lecturer's webpage at http://docenti.unicatt.it/web/searchByName.do?language=ENG or on the Faculty notice board. Information regarding when students may see the tutor individually will be provided at the beginning of the course.