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Accredited by MIUR (ministerial decree 02/12/2005) and owned by INDIRE and the University of Florence

1st and 2nd level Professional Master Courses

Education and training: pedagogy 2.0 (24 ECTS credits)

First level professional master course

Director: Prof. Fausto Benedetti

Those wishing to start a career in education and training know that they are going to play a vital an extremely delicate role in society. People develop their own character, inclinations and intelligence forming their personality over time. The choices they’ll make later on in life reflect their life experience.

Educators are entrusted with a crucial function as accompanying people in their growth path is a role of great responsibility which must be taken on with commitment and comprehensive competencies.

The educational process is made up of many factors influencing the final result from a personal and professional point of view. For this reason, a multidisciplinary approach must be taken in order to understand the educational, pedagogical and psychological dimension of Education. It is therefore crucial to acquire competencies in the pedagogical, methodological, didactic and psychological sectors.

The course aims to deepen and consolidate core competencies in the pedagogical, psychological, and methodological fields through “reflective” pathways enabling the evaluation of strategies, tools and methods to improve the learning process.

The educational path is divided into two multidisciplinary modules pivoting around the following disciplines:

  • Anthropological, psychological and pedagogical disciplines
  • Pedagogical, philosophical, psychological and humanistic subjects.


The first module is a multidisciplinary pathway granting 24 ECTS credits in anthropological, psychological, methodological and didactical technologies which are required also as access requirement for the national public exam for upper and lower secondary school teachers, pursuant to legislative decrees No. 59 of 13 April 2017, and No.616 of 10 August 2017.

The second module centres around philosophy and human sciences. The educational targets are those included in the annexes to the legislative decree No. 616 of 10 August 2017.

The course is addressed to teaching staff and aspiring teachers and in particular to those graduated in psychology, pedagogy, science of education, early childhood education and related degrees.

In order to be admitted it is necessary to hold a bachelor’s degree. The minimum number of participants is 30.

Students from non-EU countries will have to submit their application form (within the deadline set every year by the MIUR) to the Italian Embassies (or Consulates) of the country they live in.

To complete the enrolment process it will be therefore necessary to submit the declaration of value of qualifications issued by recognised educational institutions, and a certified copy of the diplomas. These documents are issued by the Italian Embassies (or Consulates) of the students’ countries of origin.

Applications received after the deadline, lacking the above-mentioned documents and not sent by official consular communication will not be accepted.

Enrolment “upon condition” is not admitted.

The course is delivered in blended mode:

In person (2 subjects for a total of 12 ECTS credits);

Online (IUL platform) 8 subjects for a total of 54 ECTS credits.

As far as in person teaching sessions are concerned, each ECTS credit equals to 6 hours of lecture-based teaching. Attendance is mandatory for at least 75% of the total of the lessons.

In person lessons will take place in IUL’s university branch in Florence.

New university branches might be activated if there will be more than 30 enrolled students.

IUL’s educational offer is flexible and is based on prior experience and knowledge of the students. Online teaching for each ECTS credit is organised as follows:

1 hour lecture: audio, video, web conference, pre-structured courseware

5 hours of interactive teaching: students’ participation in forums, blog, wiki and e-tivities (individually or in group) and tutor’s feedback

19 hours of individual study

In addition to the support provided by the teaching staff, IUL’s educational model envisages the constant assistance of a tutor endowed with transversal competencies.

At the end of each topic, an in person exam must be taken and a final thesis, agreed with a professor of the course, must be discussed. In order to be admitted to the final dissertation it is necessary to have passed all the final tests and exams.

The discussion of the thesis will take place in IUL’s branch in Florence, via Michelangelo Buonarroti 10.

The final mark (110/110) accounts for all the marks obtained in each exam.

The 60 ECTS credits are organised into two multidisciplinary modules:

  • Module 1 (24 ECTS) Anthropological, psychological and pedagogical disciplines
  • Module 2 (30 ECTS) Philosophical and humanistic disciplines

Module 1 (24 ECTS)

Subjects SDS ECTS  Delivery methods
Subject  1   E-learning and pedagogy 2.0 M-PED/04 – Experimental pedagogy 6 online
Subject  2  Psychology of  development, thinking and creativity M-PSI/04 –  Psychology of learning 6 In person
Subject  3  Ethical responsibilities of teachers M-FIL/03 –  Moral philosophy 6 Online
Subject 4  Techniques and technologies for school education M-PED/03 – Education and special pedagogy 6 In person


Subjects SDS ECTS  Delivery method
Subject  5 E-learning and pedagogy 2.0 – II part              M-PED/04 –  experimental pedagogy 6 Online
Subject 6  Ethical responsibilities of teachers M- FIL/03 –  moral philosophy 6 Online
Subject  7 A


Subject 7 B

Sociology of school organisation


Foreign language Didactics

SPS/08  Sociology of culture and communicational processes

L-LIN/02 – Didactics of languages

6 Online
Subject  8 Planning and evaluation of teaching M-PED/04  experimental pedagogy 6 Online
Subject  9 Ethical thought in complex societies M- FIL/03  Moral philosophy 6 Online
Final theses 4  


The total fee for the course is 1,500 payable in two instalments

  • 750,00 € to be paid upon inscription
  • 750,00 € to be paid by 01/02/18

In the event of late payment of the second instalment € 30,00 must be added as charge interest on late payment.

The registration form must be sent to the IUL Secretariat (Via M. Buonarroti No. 10 – 50122 Florence) with the following documents annexed:

  • a revenue stamp for the value of € 16.00 (sixteen / 00) must be applied to the first page of the form;
  • a passport type photo signed in original on one side and applied on the first page of the form;
  • a photocopy of a valid identity document;
  • self-certification or original certificate of the qualification and final grade;
  • receipt proving payment of the initial registration fee of € 750.00 made by bank transfer or postal payment slip to the current account in the name of the Italian University Line – IUL. IBAN code: IT 56 R 07601 02800000075042267, or postal payment slip, transaction number 75042267, in the name of the Italian University Line – IUL, Via M. Buonarroti, 10, 50122 Florence.

It is required to indicate the reason for payment: “Enrolment fee for the professional master course Psychology 2.0 (24 ECTS credits) – followed by payer’s name and surname.

The start of the teaching activities is scheduled for 15/12/2017.

For organisational reasons it is advisable to send in advance the registration form by e-mail (segreteria@iuline.it) or fax (055 2380395).

For further information: IUL’s admission office Tel. 055 2380568/055 2380385 e-mail address: segreteria@iuline.it