The responsible pedagogical team and the training role of pedagogical coordinators

Donatella Savio About the author


With particular reference to educational services for children, the ability to reflect on practice in a participatory way is presented as the peculiar characteristic of a responsible educational team. The dynamics that characterize a responsible educational team are detailed with reference to the concepts of "rational working group" (Bion, 1961) and "educational group identity" (Savio, 2011). The conditions that foster the pedagogically responsible operation of an educational team are therefore defined, taking up the systemic levels of Bronfenbrenner (1979) theory and putting the role of pedagogical coordinator in the foreground, for each system level (macro, meso, eso, micro). This clarification will highlight the training role of the pedagogical coordinator to the extent that, by supporting the dynamics that characterize responsible educational team, it also supports the construction of pedagogical knowledge, the growing awareness about the educational identity and the strengthening of professional intentionality in both individual and group levels.

Reflective and participatory capacity; Educational team; Educational services for children; Pedagogical coordinator; “Rational working group”.

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