DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY

DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY

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Code
66906
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 10841 SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE (L-19) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8710 Social Work (L-39) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
M-PSI/04
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SCIENZE DELL'EDUCAZIONE E DELLA FORMAZIONE )
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

What kind of abilities has a newborn got ? What allows children to learn to speak ? Is it possible to stimulate social skills ? Over time, in the field of the developmental and educational psychology, many knowledge about developmental change have been acquired. The study of this discipline is an essential help for those who want to support the development of the person in the space of life.

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course'a aims are:

to provide students with specific knowledge about psychological development

to improve the participants' ability to use the acquired knowledge in supporting individual in educational contexts

Teaching methods

Lectures (interspersed with presentations of films and materials), group discussions, exercises in small groups.

The lessons presented slides will be made ​​available on aulaweb .

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The program includes: the definition of the discipline, the history of the discipline, the main theoretical approaches, methods of investigation, the knowledge gained up to now with respect to the psychological development throughout life (concerning the somatic and motor, the perceptual, the cognitive, the linguistic and communicative, the moral, the social and emotional domains), with particular attention to childhood.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Santrock, J.W. (2017). Psicologia dello sviluppo. III Edizione (a cura di Dolores Rollo). McGrawHill Education.

A text chosen between these:

David Taransaud (2014). Tu pensi che io sia cattivo. Franco Angeli

Louise Michelle Bombèr (2012). Feriti dentro. Strumenti a sostegno dei bambini con difficoltà di attaccamento a scuola. Franco Angeli.

 

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: On wednesday 11-13,  room 4A1.

Ricevimento: Thursday from 3 pm to 5 pm in room 4A2 (starting from October)  

Exam Board

MARIA CARMEN USAI (President)

FRANCESCA LAGOMARSINO (President)

SERGIO MORRA (President)

CHIARA LANINI

LAURA TRAVERSO

VALERIA SILVIA PANDOLFINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures (interspersed with presentations of films and materials), group discussions, exercises in small groups.

The lessons presented slides will be made ​​available on aulaweb .

 

LESSONS START

Second semester

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam includes a written test.

Assessment methods

After this course, useful knowledge must be acquired to describe: what skills characterize us in the various life stages (eg such as perceptual abilities of a newborn), how do we change (for example, how do we develop language and communication skills?), which scientists have been involved in investigating the different aspects of development (for example, who introduced the idea of ​​zone of proximal development?) and what theories have been formulated with respect to why we change (for example, the different theories concerning the cognitive development). The student should have acquired the ability to use this knowledge to understand a real situation that may be proposed or to envisage how to act in it (for example, you're in a Nursery School, with weaned children, which stimuli do you think it is useful to propose and why).

The written test consists of a series of multiple-choice questions ( to be done at the computer ) and two open questions.

The oral text comprehends at least three questions.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
04/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
11/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
30/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/07/2020 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
10/09/2020 11:00 GENOVA Scritto