Graduated in Philosophy, I received my PhD in Educational Research from the University of Padua, Italy. I am now Associate Professor in Philosophy of Education in the Department of “Philosophy, Sociology, Education, Applied Psychology”(FISPPA) at the same University. I am teaching courses on Philosophy of Education, on Epistemology of Educational Research and on Teacher Ethics.
My research interests concern, the study of the contemporary human condition, its change, as a general presupposition of the educational discourse, and the critical re-consideration of the traditional foundations and key-concepts of the modern eurocentric educational theory (authority and freedom, autonomy and dependence, learning experience..) and research (discovery, knowledge, truth..).
My current research and teaching focuses on the social impact of media on educational theory and practices, on the epistemic analysis of the educational institutions and of
the mainstream educational research methods, on teacher’s moral dilemmas, on the destiny of theory, theoretical imagination and episteme in teachers and researchers training.
Among my publications: Emilio nella Rete. Educazione e nuove tecnologie, Padova, 2003; Ad altra cura. Condizioni e destinazioni dell’educare, Lecce, 2006; Immagini della persona. Adolescenti, tv, educazione, Roma, 2009; Questioni di epistemologia della ricerca educativa, Milano, 2011; La modernità dell’umano. Il tele-vedere e l’educazione degli adolescenti, Lecce, 2012; Generare la forma umana, Brescia, in press; After Disciplines? Critical Activity as Encyclopaideia, “Contention”, in press.