Basic knowledge of English.
After passing the exam, the student should be able:
- to identify the changes that digital technologies have triggered in educational and caring practices;
- to discuss the fundamental topics related to the use of digital technologies in the field of education and caring;
- to distinguish, in the scientific literature about the topic, contributions based on evidence and critical explorations from those based on momentary trends;
- based on the knowledge acquired during the course, to develop critical analyses of current applications of digital technologies and social robots in education and caring.
The course presents a synthetic outline of the specific problems arising from the introduction of digital technologies and robotics in educational and care contexts, and proposes a critical reading of their use.
The essential content of the course, in line with the objectives described above, is divided into three segments:
a) a general introduction to the use of digital technologies in education and caregiving, with a focus on social robotics;
b) an in-depth investigation of different current applications of digital technologies, social robots and their theoretical groundings, with a specific focus on social robots;
c) a critical investigation of the potentialities and limits of these technologies for teaching and caring in the digital age.
In line with the educational objectives described above, the course will be organized in:
- traditional lectures;
- interactive lectures dedicated to the critical discussion of the topics covered;
- lessons carried out through group work centered on the participatory analysis of some of the texts of reference.
The exam will consist of an oral interview aimed at evaluating, for the students attending the course, the acquisition and re-elaboration of the contents of the course and, for the attending and non-attending students, the comprehension and acquisition of the contents of the texts of reference.
Non-attending students will have to study, in addition to the required texts, the supplementary literature specifically indicated for those who are not attending the course.
Customizations of the program are possible, also and in particular for students in international mobility. If you are interested in this possibility, please contact Prof. Lehmann (email@example.com).
The grade is expressed in thirtieths (n/30).
The following elements will be taken into account when awarding the grade:
- soundness and organization of the knowledge acquired;
- ability to present clearly and with the appropriate vocabulary the contents of the course.
In the event that it is necessary to conduct the tests online, the examination procedures may be revised and updated.
Erasmus students are asked to contact the lecturer as soon as possible via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).