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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Faculty of Education

More than 1900 students at our Campus in Brixen-Bressanone can rely on an excellent learning environment thanks to direct and regular contact with lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities. Currently our teaching staff includes 44 lecturers and 43 researchers.

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Our facilities include a well-equipped library, excellent IT services and the EduSpaces, a teaching and learning environment which offers different opportunities to students to connect their theoretical knowledge of education sciences with the educational challenges of her future occupation. The EduSpaces are:

In addition to the EduSpaces, the faculty runs an Academic Writing Centre where unibz students can find support for writing proper academic texts.

The quality of our courses, based on the link between research, teaching and fieldwork, is also guaranteed by collaboration with institutions working on education and professional training, communication and culture, social services, social education and welfare in the region.

One special feature of the Faculty is the chair for Ladin Language and Culture and its Ladin Section where, apart from related scientific research, the teaching personnel for the primary schools of the Ladin valleys is trained.

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Research

Research carried out in the faculty focuses on seven main areas:

  • Permanent Education – Processes and Projects of Education and Development with a Focus on South Tyrol;
  • IN-IN Education: INnovative and INclusive Education;
  • Psychology and wellbeing promotion in educational contexts;
  • Languages and multilingualism in South Tyrol;
  • Aesthetic experiences and communication;
  • Educational Contexts, Disciplines and their Teaching in the Nursery and Primary School;
  • Socio cultural worlds: institutions, welfare, social professions, environment and population.

Our key research topics are those related to education in the family and in primary school; the development of professional skills for teachers in the wider context of lifelong education; intergenerational interaction; community development; social and cultural dynamics linked to the challenges posed by social inequality; sustainable social development and the wide interdisciplinary topic of teaching languages and linguistic competence in multilingual contexts.

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People

Dean: Prof. Antonella Brighi
Vice-Dean for Studies: Prof. Reinhard Tschiesner
Vice-Dean for Research: Prof. Attilio Carraro
Head of the Faculty Secretariat: Francesca Martorelli
Student Representatives in the Faculty Council: Aurora Manzana

Partnerships

Our faculty relies on a large network of collaborations with national and international organisations and universities. At the same time, our faculty has created a large network of collaborations, of which the main hubs are: local educational authorities, Italian, German and Ladin language schools in South Tyrol, the Department of Knowledge and Education in the Trento province, the museums network, libraries, media libraries and cultural societies of the Euregio area.

Events

26 Jun - 28 Jun 2024

Congresso Nazionale SIEP-IALE

Paesaggi tradizionali e transizione ecologia - In questo Congresso SIEP-IALE vuole discutere queste sfide a 360° gradi

28 Jun 2024 15:00-20:00

Green Infrastructure Day

Ein Nachmittag, um gemeinsam Grüne Infrastrukturen
kennenzulernen, zu erkunden und zu erleben

10 Jul 2024 13:00-15:00

Final exam for the award of the PhD title to Sabina Langer

PhD programme in General Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, General Didactics and Disciplinary Didactics 36th cycle
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