METHODOLOGIES AND TECHNOLOGIES IN EARTH SCIENCE EDUCATION

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Code
106922
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9022 Geological sciences (LM-74) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8760 Mathematics (L-35) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8766 Mathematical Statistics and Data Management (L-35) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9011 Mathematics (LM-40) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 10589 CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA (LM-60) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 11158 APPLIED AND EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY (LM-6) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/04
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Geological sciences)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

 

The course offers content and training activities related to didactic methodologies and technologies for Earth Sciences specific for competition classes A-28, A-32 and A-50 referred to in Ministerial Decree of 08.10.2017 n. 616 (Article 3 paragraph 3 letter d).

 


 

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AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides students with methods and tools for teaching Earth Sciences in secondary schools also in an interdisciplinary key and takes up the founding nuclei of the geological and geomorphological disciplines from the teaching point of view.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides students with methods and tools for teaching Earth Sciences in secondary schools also in an interdisciplinary key and takes up the founding nuclei of the geological and geomorphological disciplines from the teaching point of view.

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

know the main epistemological and conceptual obstacles related to Earth Sciences, the prevailing misconceptions and the conceptual organizers of the discipline; know the different inter and trans-disciplinary teaching methodologies applicable in the context of secondary school (knowledge and understanding)
knowing how to identify obstacles and misconceptions by reflecting first on oneself and on scientific models often adopted in an uncritical and notional way designing interdisciplinary teaching and learning paths in teams on Earth Sciences topics consistent with the skills to be pursued; understand and structure simple educational research in order to improve the effectiveness of teaching interventions (ability to apply knowledge and understanding)
knowing how to select contents and levels of depth of the discipline on the basis of the specific teaching / learning contexts; recognize obstacles and misconceptions and evaluate specific learning levels; evaluate appropriate teaching tools and methodologies in relation to specific teaching / learning contexts (independent judgment)
being able to describe with appropriate language, in written and oral form, the planning and implementation phases of a didactic path in the geological field, also through excursions on the ground (communication skills)
demonstrate an aptitude for epistemological and didactic reflection on the main knowledge relating to Earth Sciences and education for sustainability (learning ability)

PREREQUISITES

The course does not include compulsory prerequisites, but basic knowledge of Earth Sciences is considered appropriate. This knowledge is recalled during teaching if necessary to address the founding nuclei of the various disciplines in secondary school teaching.

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching will use different methods and techniques to achieve its educational and training objectives, in particular it will be able to make use of lectures, laboratory activities, excursions and / or activities in schools, multimedia, individual and / or group projects, analysis of teaching materials

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Illustration of the main methodologies for the construction of activities and more generally of an earth science curriculum consistent with the objectives set by national indications and guidelines.
Laboratory teaching and practical experience as a methodology for learning earth sciences: role and operational examples. The field as a laboratory study method on a natural scale.
Didactic methodologies and technologies for studying the relationship of earth sciences with today's society: environmental education, sustainable use of geological resources, prevention of natural risks, conservation of cultural heritage.
Analysis of didactic practices and of the teaching and learning processes of earth sciences mediated by the use of technologies, especially digital ones, with particular attention to the specific role of the teacher and to conceptual, epistemological, linguistic and didactic issues. Analysis of the effectiveness of multimedia didactic tools for the study of earth sciences.


The above points are articulated within a path that follows the ministerial indications, that is the topics that can be addressed in the five years of the upper secondary school, in particular of the high schools, following a recursive logic, and in the lower secondary school degree. These topics are proposed using different methodologies, technologies and approaches and didactic projects. For each topic the founding nuclei of the discipline are recalled.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Power point of the teachers

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: agree directly with the teacher

Office hours: The students are able to book an appointment by phone, by mail or by aulaweb

Office hours: The reception of students will be agreed directly with the lecturer by appointment.  

Office hours:   contact directly the professor to arrange an appointment.

Exam Board

FRANCO ELTER (President)

ROBERTO ANTIGA

ROBERTO CABELLA (President Substitute)

FRANCESCO FACCINI (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The teaching will use different methods and techniques to achieve its educational and training objectives, in particular it will be able to make use of lectures, laboratory activities, excursions and / or activities in schools, multimedia, individual and / or group projects, analysis of teaching materials

LESSONS START

second semester with time to be agreed with the students

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists in the presentation of a report on a subject of Earth Sciences and in the subsequent discussion with the Examining Commission. The report, organized on the basis of the examination, consists in the presentation of a report on a topic of Earth Sciences and in the subsequent discussion with the Examining Commission. The report, organized on the basis of a model available on the Aulaweb teaching website, must focus on a lesson, an exercise, or an outdoor activity that can be carried out in a single didactic intervention.
For the realization of the report the student can use all the necessary material (texts, books, material from sites), provided that it is re-elaborated in a critical way.
During the exam the basic concepts of Earth Sciences will be verified, especially in reference to the chosen topic. The proposal must take into account all the issues addressed in class (didactic approaches, methodologies, technologies).

and a model available on the Aulaweb teaching website, must focus on a lesson, an exercise, or an outdoor activity that can be performed in a single didactic intervention.
For the realization of the report the student can use all the necessary material (texts, books, material from sites), provided that it is re-elaborated in a critical way.
During the exam the basic concepts of Earth Sciences will be verified, especially in reference to the chosen topic. The proposal must take into account all the issues addressed in class (didactic approaches, methodologies, technologies).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam aims to:

ascertain the student's knowledge of the founding nuclei of Earth Sciences, essential concepts in the teaching of Sciences in lower and upper secondary schools
ascertain the student's ability to organize, describe and present a lesson, an exercise or an external teaching activity (proposed through a written report of Earth Sciences, accompanied by a power point presentation) and calibrated for the type of school and for the class proposed by the student himself;
ascertain mastery of the proposed topic;
ascertain the knowledge of the basic concepts of disciplinary teaching and the ability to use the teaching methodologies and teaching technologies proposed in class, applying them to Earth Sciences;
ascertain the ability to collect existing material for the organization of teaching units;
ascertain the ability to know how to relate the arguments proposed with the current company.
The assessment will also take into account the ability of exposure, the correctness of language and the correct use of scientific terms.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
29/06/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
13/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
27/07/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
14/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale