FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE SCIENCES

FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE SCIENCES

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Code
67763
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
4 credits during the 4th year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/06
LANGUAGE
Italiano
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to strengthen basic knowledge and critical skills in the construction of educational objectives in teaching life sciences in nursery and primary schools.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to strengthen basic knowledge and critical skills in the construction of educational objectives in teaching life sciences in nursery and primary schools; attention will be paid to the choice of specific learning objectives according to the  two different  target types of schools.

Teaching methods

Classroom sessions will be supported by ppt presentations, videos and documents made available in aulaweb. When possible, thematic seminars will be organizedd with the collaboration of specialists.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course will address issues and basic concepts in life sciences such as the origin of life, biodiversity, biological evolution, structural and functional levels in the biological organization. The interaction between organisms  and the environment will be also considered, with particular attention to the impact on human species  on the biosphere. The themes  will also be selected according to their potential importance in the construction of future programming paths and teaching relating to the two  orders of school of reference. In this perspective the teacher  maintains a close relationship and interaction with the course of the Life Science Teaching.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Given the wide spectrum of biological topics included, from basic evolutionaly biology, to ecology, reference documents, bibliography and other materials will be made available to the students trough aulaweb. The possibility to use some specific books already at disposal of the students will be discussed  at the beginning of the course.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

EVA PISANO (President)

GIORGIO MATRICARDI (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Classroom sessions will be supported by ppt presentations, videos and documents made available in aulaweb. When possible, thematic seminars will be organizedd with the collaboration of specialists.

LESSONS START

As soon as possible at the beginning of the II semester

ORARI

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FUNDAMENTALS OF LIFE SCIENCES

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral interview

Assessment methods

During the course self-tests to ascertain the level of competence acquired will be carried out

The exam interview will check:

Knowledge and understanding of living systems in terms of organization and functioning.

Capacity to apply knowledge and understanding in a) interpreting events and biological issues with impact in daily life, and  b) identifying educational pathways in the future formative relationship with the pupils.

Capacity of  interpreting issues related to biological themes of the course;

Improved capacity to communicate  by using biological  technical terminology