Research Method and Phenomenological Pedagogy. Reflections from Piero Bertolini


  • Luca Ghirotto



Phenomenological Pedagogy, Research Methodology, Piero Bertolini, Qualitative research, Phenomenological Research


Inspired by Husserlian phenomenology, Piero Bertolini defined the phenomenological pedagogy and education as a scientific discipline (Bertolini, 2005). This project remains an undetermined one as there is still room for defining its research methods. This article intends to propose a contribution to the discussion of research methodology, in line with the assumptions of Piero Bertolini (1988) phenomenological pedagogy. In particular, starting from the definition of phenomenological pedagogy and education, it aims to answer the question: what are the research strategies through which to build a viable and rigorous educational knowledge, able to grasp the personal transformation and development in a context of inter-subjectivity? Accordingly, I shall discuss data collection and analysis strategies.


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How to Cite

Ghirotto, L. (2016). Research Method and Phenomenological Pedagogy. Reflections from Piero Bertolini. Encyclopaideia, 20(45).



Focus: Piero Bertolini's phenomenological education, ten years after his death (edited by Massimiliano Tarozzi)