Disabilità e potenziale educativo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Disability and educational potential

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The book aims to offer an effective contribution to the daily educational work with disabled people to try to respond to "what to do?", A question filled with justified moral anxieties and tensions, felt by many educators. The disabled person poses human and ethical questions that are not easily solved and the educator sometimes feels like being crushed by the responsibility of promoting, through a correct formative action, the development of all the potentialities that the subject possesses. It is his duty to live up to this situation. We need competence and professionalism on the part of those who are deputies to work for the psycho-socio-cultural formation of the new generations. The skills of the educator in recent years have expanded, it has been understood that it is not enough to acquire a disciplinary knowledge, a degree is not enough, nor possess an educational intentionality able to satisfy the emotional needs of the disabled, but it is necessary to acquire a competence. interdisciplinary, the only one capable of fostering a true understanding of the needs of the subject with a deficit and, consequently, the only one capable of guaranteeing the design of suitable educational paths. The work deals with the need for scientific work to be scientifically based in light of the research currently available on brain functioning; from the examination of theories on the brain it is possible to derive fundamental indications thanks to which it is possible to make functional methodological choices for the improvement of the individual and social situation of the disabled person. The author is convinced that in the current state of research, a wide range of knowledge is available to educators, who can and must take note of the scientific results to better understand the man and his dynamisms. Competence is indispensable and urgent for the good of the disabled subject, but it is not enough if it is not supported by a general pedagogical discourse, also characterized by scientifically based reflections of an anthropological, teleological and methodological order.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Disability and educational potential
Original languageItalian
PublisherLa Scuola
Number of pages204
ISBN (Print)8835012287
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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