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The potential application in Italy of the “DHEPS” model

Italian Journal of Educational Technology Volume 18, Number 3, ISSN 2532-4632 e-ISSN 2532-4632 Publisher: Edizioni Menabò - Menabò srl, Ortona, Italy


This paper outlines the possibilities for adopting the DHEPS (Diplme des Hautes tudes des Pratiques Sociales) in Italy and its potential as a driver of change. Conceived by French sociologist Henri Desroche (1914-1994) in the late fifties and institutionalized in 1978, this university diploma is a real lifelong learning training course. Each candidate conducts scientific research focused on an aspect of their practical experience, with the aim of developing an innovative project. This training course, which Desroche has repeatedly called praxeological, consists of theoretical and methodological seminars. In addition, support is provided from an academic adviser and other resource providers with considerable experience and skills, and extensive teamwork sessions are featured.


Lago, D. (2010). The potential application in Italy of the “DHEPS” model. Italian Journal of Educational Technology, 18(3), 41-46. Ortona, Italy: Edizioni Menabò - Menabò srl. Retrieved October 1, 2023 from .