Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. IA Oct 1, 2014 Nov 16, 2014
Sem. IB Nov 17, 2014 Jan 18, 2015
Sem. IIA Feb 23, 2015 Apr 19, 2015
Sem. IIB Apr 20, 2015 Jun 7, 2015
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva (Esami sospesi dal 14 al 16 luglio) Jun 8, 2015 Jul 31, 2015
Sessione Autunnale Sep 1, 2015 Sep 30, 2015
Sessione Invernale Jan 18, 2016 Feb 21, 2016
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jul 14, 2015 Jul 16, 2015
Sessione Autunnale Nov 10, 2015 Nov 12, 2015
Sessione Invernale Mar 14, 2016 Mar 17, 2016
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2014 Nov 1, 2014
Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione Dec 8, 2014 Dec 8, 2014
Vacanze Natalizie Dec 22, 2014 Jan 6, 2015
Vacanze Pasquali Apr 2, 2015 Apr 7, 2015
Festa della Liberazione Apr 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015
Festa dei lavoratori May 1, 2015 May 1, 2015
Festa del S. Patrono S. Zeno May 21, 2015 May 21, 2015
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2015 Jun 2, 2015
Vacanze Estive Aug 10, 2015 Aug 16, 2015

Exam calendar

Exam dates and rounds are managed by the relevant Humanistic Studies Teaching and Student Services Unit.
To view all the exam sessions available, please use the Exam dashboard on ESSE3.
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Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Bergamaschi Giuliano 0458028142

Gecchele Mario +39 045802 8651

Girelli Claudio 045/8028628

Lavelli Manuela +39 045 802 8136

Loro Daniele +39 045 802 8041

Messetti Giuseppina 045 8028780

Moro Valentina +39 045 802 8370

Mortari Luigina 045 802 8652

Pedrazza Monica +39 045 802 8131

Piasere Leonardo +39 045 802 8619

Portera Agostino +39 045802 8397

Richieri Cristina

Savardi Ugo +39 045 802 8065

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code



Cristina Richieri





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem. IA, Sem. IB

Learning outcomes

This is a laboratory-based course, which implies that the lessons will actively involve the students in practical tasks.
The course aims at strengthening and developing communicative competences in English starting from the analysis of essays, or parts of essays, concerning pedagogical and psychological themes written in English by influential authors the students may have already studied in their mother tongue.
Also online videoclips and European documents will be examined.
Prerequisite: English competence at A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference (here are some free online tests: (general English), (listening + grammar and vocabulary).

Communicative and educational aims:
To be able to speak in English about a scholar’s personal and professional life
To be able to speak in English about the cultural context in which his/her thought has developed
To be able to understand short texts about pedagogical and psychological themes which are already familiar
To be able to speak in English about the topics developed in the course
To be able to layout a short book/essay review in English.


22nd October: Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. 2014 Edition + vocabulary + functions (expressing uncertainty)
29th October: Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. 2014 Edition + vocabulary + functions (paraphrasing, defining)
5th November: Saluting Prof Stuart Hall + vocabulary + functions (narrating using passive form)
12th November: A tribute to Stuart Hall + vocabulary + functions (narrating past events, experiences)
14th November: My pedagogic creed + vocabulary + reading strategies
19th November: My pedagogic creed + vocabulary + functions (expressing obligation, giving suggestions)
26th November: In Search of Pedagogy. Volume I, The selected works of Jerome S. Bruner 1957-1978 (one chapter) + vocabulary + International Phonetic Alphabet
3rd December: In Search of Pedagogy. Volume I, The selected works of Jerome S. Bruner 1957-1978 (one chapter) + vocabulary + International Phonetic Alphabet
10th December: Interaction between learning and development + vocabulary + functions (exemplifying, listing, making hypothesis)
17th December: Interaction between learning and development + vocabulary + functions (making hypothesis)
7th January: Tips for the book/chapter review + reading of tips in American/British universities sites
14th January: Tips for the book/chapter review + reading of tips in American/British universities sites

Basic text:
Latham-Koenig C. & Oxenden C., English File Digital, Pre-intermediate Student’s Book & Workbook (with keys), third edition, OUP, Oxford 2012 (with online expansions)

Reference resources:
Bruner J.S., In Search of Pedagogy. Volume I, The selected works of Jerome S. Bruner 1957-1978, Routledge, London & New York 2006. Free download from:

Dewey J., My pedagogic creed, first published in The School Journal, Volume LIV, Number 3 (January 16, 1897), pages 77-80. Free download from:

Vygotsky L.S., Interaction between learning and development. From Mind and Society (pp. 79-91). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Reprinted in: Gauvain M., Cole M. (Eds), Readings on the Development of Children, W.H. Freeman and Company, Mew York 1997. Free download from:

Editorial, Saluting Prof Stuart Hall, Jamaica Observer, February 12, 2014. Free download from:

Gilbert J., A tribute to Stuart Hall, Our Kingdom, 10 February 2014. Free download from:

European Commission/EACEA/Eurydice/Eurostat, 2014. Key Data on Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe. 2014 Edition. Eurydice and Eurostat Report. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Free download from:

Other resources, including online videoclips, will be given during the course.

Examination Methods

Modalità d’esame
The examination consists of the presentation of the review of a book or an essay the student may have already read, even in Italian. The review has to be written in English and handed in far in advance. The examination will also cover the topics introduced during the lessons and/or in the platform. Further information will be given during the course.

How to get the credits
To get 3 CFU every student has to:
- attend the lessons
- take part in the online activities
- layout a short book review in English
- pass the oral exam (presentation of the review and conversation about the topics introduced during the lessons/in the online platform).

Type D and Type F activities

Modules not yet included

Career prospects

Module/Programme news

News for students

There you will find information, resources and services useful during your time at the University (Student’s exam record, your study plan on ESSE3, Distance Learning courses, university email account, office forms, administrative procedures, etc.). You can log into MyUnivr with your GIA login details.



List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Psicoanalisi Psychology - Psychology, Psychoanalysis

Student mentoring

Linguistic training CLA

Practical information for students

Stage e Tirocini

Per le altre attività formative (crediti F) sono previsti 9 cfu (pari a 225 ore) da acquisire solamente attraverso l’attività di tirocinio obbligatoria, a sua volta suddivisa in:
  • tirocinio indiretto (1 cfu: 25 ore di frequenza obbligatoria in università per il 75%) in preparazione dell’attività formativa sul campo;
  • tirocinio diretto (8 cfu), da svolgersi presso enti convenzionati.
L’ordinamento didattico della LM in Scienze pedagogiche prevede che il tirocinio indiretto a frequenza obbligatoria si svolga in università per il 75% nel secondo anno (1 CFU: 25 ore).
Il tirocinio indiretto consiste in un accompagnamento iniziale delle/degli studenti da parte dei tutor attraverso un percorso di formazione della durata di 25 ore.
La finalità di questo percorso è quella di preparare le/gli studenti alla particolare forma di apprendimento costituita dal tirocinio, dotandoli di conoscenze e strumenti adeguati a osservare, comprendere e rielaborare criticamente l’esperienza di tirocinio nei servizi educativi e ad affrontare il tirocinio negli enti con metodo e consapevolezza.
Il percorso, da attuare in gruppi da 20-25 persone sotto la supervisione di un tutor proveniente dal mondo professionale di educatori e pedagogisti, risponde alle esigenze costantemente espresse sia dalle/dagli studenti stessi sia dalle parti sociali che dai referenti degli enti convenzionati.

Nuove Linee Guida per il tirocinio di Scienze pedagogiche.

Per altre informazioni in merito alle procedure per svolgere il tirocinio, è possibile contattare l'Ufficio Stage e Tirocini.

Gestione carriere

Area riservata studenti