SOCIAL ETHICS

SOCIAL ETHICS

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Code
72175
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8750 PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION (L-19) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-FIL/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (PEDAGOGICAL SCIENCES AND EDUCATION)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course deals, using an interdisciplinary analysis, the main ethical issues related to social justice and its possibilities of realization, relating theoretical reflection and policy. Students will develop their ethical competence in general and acquire knowledge aimed at developing planning  and management skills and competences

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide knowledge about the relationship between individual ethics and public ethics with particular reference to the binomial security - insecurity. Starting from the definition of the relationship between ethics and deontology and ethics as a basic competence, the professional deontology and the professional ethics of the educator will be studied. Students will thus be able to acquire skills and competences concerning ethical counselling, education, training, planning and evaluation in the field of social security.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students, through an interdisciplinary approach, a general understanding of the ethical issues inherent in the relationship social justice, inequality, development and between social justice, merit, individual responsibility, social security.

At the end of the course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify and describe the main ethical theories concerning social justice; 2. Understand the fundamental problems posed by the relationship between social justice, inequality and social insecurity, also from a global perspective, in order to orientate itself with sufficient knowledge of the cause between the different theories of social justice; 3. Apply the theories to the study of ethically relevant cases,  to develop ethical competence; 4. To analyze moral questions concerning social justice in order to acquire the lexicon and the argumentative methods typical of the various theories; 5. Critically evaluate the possible implications, in terms of policy, of the different approaches to the issue of social justice, to identify the effective possibilities of application of theories to social contexts; 6. To planning ethically sustainable interventions in the social security field, to favor the "professionalization" of the teaching.

Teaching methods

1. Lectures, aimed at providing the conceptual tools, words and key expressions of the sectoral language of the discipline

2. Interactive lessons based on questions and request for further study of students. Within this mode there is also a peer to peer lesson

3. Group work dedicated, in particular, to the planning of social interventions

The lessons will be supported with the use of slides, videos, testimonials that will be published in aulaweb

 

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program is divided into three parts. The first, introductory to the discipline, concerns the definition of ethics; the presentation of the main moral philosophical orientations through the analysis of some key words such as deontology, teleology, eudemonism, rationalism, autonomy, heteronomy, formalism, substantialism; the relationship ethics – applied ethics; the definition of the proper domain of social ethics and public ethics. The second part, focuses on social justice and on what prospects of realization are possible. The fundamental topics under discussion are: social justice and inequality; just and unjust inequalities; the relationship between social justice, inequality, development, individual responsibility; the extension of global justice issues. The third part, is devoted to the study of the relationship between safety and social insecurity as an incident factor on equitable policies and policies related to social justice; to the presentation of methodologies and methods for the planning of ethically sustainable interventions in the field of social security

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

B. Giovanola (ed), Etica pubblica, giustizia sociale, diseguaglianze, Carocci, Roma, 2016

R. Castel, Incertezze crescenti. Lavoro, cittadinanza, individuo, Editrice Socialmente, Bologna 2015

The students not attending the lessons, must integrate the program with:

L. Morri, Etica e società nel mondo contemporaneo, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2004 (chapter I)

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Genoa                                                                                                       Thursday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm                                                                                                                                                   DISFOR - Corso Podestà, 2 -1A7                                                    Tel .: 010 20953603 Savona                                                                First semester Friday 1 pm - to 2 pm Second semester Monday from 12 to 1 pm                                                                          Professors Room, Palazzina Lagorio                                                                                     University Campus, 2 v. Magliotto

Exam Board

FRANCO MANTI (President)

BEBA MOLINARI

NATASHA COLA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

1. Lectures, aimed at providing the conceptual tools, words and key expressions of the sectoral language of the discipline

2. Interactive lessons based on questions and request for further study of students. Within this mode there is also a peer to peer lesson

3. Group work dedicated, in particular, to the planning of social interventions

The lessons will be supported with the use of slides, videos, testimonials that will be published in aulaweb

 

 

LESSONS START

Wednesday, September 25th

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral

Examination intends to verify knowledge, abilities and competencies acquired by studentswith reference to  aims and learning outcomes

Assessment methods

Oral examination

The evaluation criteria are explained in a grid that is presented to the students during the course also in order to orientate the study and the learning. The grid is published in Aulaweb.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/06/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
07/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
21/07/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Cultori della Materia

Arianna Di Giuseppe

Lucia Roggeroni