Carlo Lorenzini e la pedagogia illuminista

Monika Poettinger

Abstract


This essay analyses several writings of Carlo Lorenzini, published on jour-nals, newspapers and collections, reconstructing the enlightened pedagogical principles applied in composing his masterpiece, The Adventures of Pinoc-chio, and also his assumptions in regard the path of history and the role of education in the bettering of society. The process of humanization of Pinoc-chio will also be represented as the experience of all children, aged eight to twelve, on the verge of adulthood in the land of freedom of choice and moral-ity building. Lastly, the work of Lorenzini will be contextualised in the his-tory of Tuscany in the decades of Italy’s unification, showing the disap-pointment of Lorenzini with the results of the institutionalisation process of the new state, harming the freedom of its citizen, not least by imposing bourgeois values through compulsory education.

Keywords


Collodi; Carlo Lorenzini; Pinocchio; Tuscany; 19th century; en-lightenment; pedagogy; Immanuel Kant; Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Risorgimento

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Studi_Formaz-23086



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