It is believed that educational research in Italy started again around 1950 thanks to the contact with US schools, for the dissemination of Dewey’s works and for the birth of the “Istituto Superiore di Pedagogia della congregazione salesiana”. This paper reconstructs the early pioneers of empirical research in instruction with the help of Calonghi and Visalberghi. There have been some significant events that, in the mid-seventies, contributed to the affirmation of the Didactics as a science of teaching and learning. It indicates the main lines of empirical research in Didactics in the current Italian scientific landscape.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|