Psychology at the crossroads: research for schools, research with schools

Author/s Anna Mria Ajello
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2013/1
Language Italian Pages 5 P. 121-125 File size 157 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2013-01006
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The paper focus on three themes: the role of the school today; the psychological research concerning school; the role of the ICT. In regard to the first theme, the author identifies research on drop-out as the most innovative field in the last years not only for its results, but also for its methodology, which suggests a symmetric relationship among the different partners. About the psychological research concerning the school, the author indicates the reductionism as the worst danger for this field because it obscures the complexity of the educational aspects in the school. Considering the ICT, the adults working in the school are viewed as the biggest problem, because they are highly reluctant to share a large and pervasive use of these tools, and this is an authentic obstacle to the relationship with the students.

Keywords: School innovations, school drop out, research evaluation, school as natural context, adult learning and ICT.

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Anna Mria Ajello, La psicologia al bivio: ricerca per la scuola, ricerca con la scuola in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2013, pp 121-125, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2013-01006