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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.

A.A. 2017/2018

Academic calendar

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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 Sep 25, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
Sem. IB Nov 13, 2017 Jan 20, 2018
Sem. IIA Feb 26, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
Sem. IIB Apr 23, 2018 Jun 9, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Invernale Jan 22, 2018 Feb 24, 2018
Sessione Estiva Jun 11, 2018 Jul 28, 2018
Sessione Autunnale Aug 27, 2018 Sep 22, 2018
Sessione Straordinaria Jan 14, 2019 Feb 16, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jul 16, 2018 Jul 21, 2018
Sessione Autunnale Nov 12, 2018 Nov 17, 2018
Sessione Primaverile Apr 1, 2019 Apr 6, 2019
Holidays
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018

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Academic staff

A C D G L M P S U

Annechini Claudia

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Cusinato Guido

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De Vita Antonietta

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Di Nicola Paola

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Gecchele Mario

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Girelli Claudio

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Lascioli Angelo

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Lavelli Manuela

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Longo Mario

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Loro Daniele

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Messetti Giuseppina

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Moro Valentina

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Piasere Leonardo

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Scandola Michele

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Ubbiali Marco

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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.

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
Tirocinio - Training (-)
8
F
-
Prova finale - Final exam (-)
16
E
-

1° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following
One course to be chosen among the following

2° Year

ModulesCreditsTAFSSD
One course to be chosen among the following
Tirocinio - Training (-)
8
F
-
Prova finale - Final exam (-)
16
E
-
Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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SPlacements in companies, public or private institutions and professional associations

Teaching code

4S00815

Coordinatore

Manuela Lavelli

Credits

9

Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)

M-PSI/04 - DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

Language

Italian

Period

Sem. IA, Sem. IB

Learning outcomes

This course is aimed to:
(a) provide students with theoretical and instrumental knowledge about observational methods and techniques that can be profitably used in both research and educational practice;
(b) foster the familiarization with the main techniques for observing child behavior.

Learning outcomes are grouped in 5 areas:

1) Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course the student should:
a) have a basic knowledge and understanding of observation as a research method and a technique to collect data;
b) have a basic knowledge and understanding of the main epistemological and psychological issues related to observation;
c) have a basic knowledge and understanding of the different theoretical perspectives which rely on observation as a main research or professional training method;
d) have a basic knowledge and understanding of characteristics, use conditions, advantages and limits of the different qualitative and quantitative observational techniques based on direct and indirect observation of child behavior within her/his contexts;
e) have a basic knowledge and understanding of the opportunities to use specific tools for observing and evaluating the child's abilities in different developmental domains.

2) Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
a) use the different observational techniques learned during the course, and apply the most appropriate in educational practice;
b) design a simple research (or at least a good data collection) based on the observation of child behavior in an educational context attended by the student (as a trainee, educator, or volunteer);
c) assess the reliability and validity of data collected through observation;
d) carry out a descriptive analysis of collected data.

3) Making judgments
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
a) reflect critically and autonomously on the systematic use of observation and the most appropriate observational techniques in educational practice;
b) self-evaluate her/his own observational abilities in educational contexts, by identifying weaknesses and improvement strategies.

4) Communication skills
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
a) use a clear language and an adequate terminology to address methodological issues related to behavioral observation.

5) Learning skills
At the end of the course the student should be able to:
a) find, critically evaluate and use/adapt observation tools that are reported in international literature, and find and critically evaluate information needed to deepen issues of interest.

Program

The course is organized in two parts.
The first part, focused on theories, includes an introduction to observation. Contents:
- observation as a research method and as a technique to collect data
- main epistemological issues related to observation
- psychological processes related to observation
- theoretical perspectives that use behavioral observation (infant/child behavior) as a main research method and professional training method: Piagetian, ethological ecological, interactionist, psychoanalytic, and ethnographic perspectives.

The second, larger part focused on techniques, includes the presentation of the observational method and the presentation and exemplifying application of the main observational techniques. Contents:
- using observational methods in educational settings and research;
- quantitative approach, qualitative approach and mixed-methods;
- qualitative observational techniques: narrative account and narrative analysis technique
- quantitative observational techniques:
- check-list
- coding system
- rating scale
- Q-sort
- “indirect observation” techniques: questionnaires and rating scales for parents and teachers
- sources of distortion in collecting observational data: control possibilities;
- reliability and validity of observational data
- elementary statistics for use with observational data.

Didactic methods
Lessons will be structured in theoretical presentations, discussions, exercises, and video observation and analysis aimed to apply the different observational techniques. Some lessons will include lab activities.

Exam texts
The preparation for the exam includes the study of an handbook of observational methods (1), a book on techniques and tools to be used in educational contexts (2), a short book on descriptive data analysis (3), and a research article based on observational method (4):
1) Aureli, T., e Perucchini, P. (2014). Osservare e valutare il comportamento del bambino. Bologna: Il Mulino.
2) Elia, L., e Cassibba, R. (2009). Valutare le competenze sociali. Strumenti e tecniche per l’età prescolare. Roma: Carocci.
3) Rossi, G. (2010, II reprint). Statistica descrittiva per psicologi. Roma: Carocci.
4) A recent research article based on an observational method, selected according to personal interest among articles published either in Developmental Psychology or Child Development (both available online or in Frinzi library).
Not attending students are also recommended to practice by using the following book of exercises:
Cassibba, R., e Salerni, N. (2004). Osservare i bambini: Tecniche ed esercizi. Roma: Carocci.

Bibliografia

Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
1) Aureli, T., Perucchini, P. Osservare e valutare il comportamento del bambino Bologna: Il Mulino 2014
3) Rossi, G. Statistica descrittiva per psicologi Roma: Carocci 2010
2) Elia, L., Cassibba, R. Valutare le competenze sociali. Strumenti e tecniche per l’età prescolare Roma: Carocci 2009

Examination Methods

Oral exam, possibly integrated with a written exercise.
The students will have to demonstrate that they:
- have knowledge and understanding of both the principles that guide the observational method and the different observational techniques (how they work, when to use them, advantages, limits) and the theoretical perspectives that use behavioral observation;
- are able to relate and process the acquired knowledge;
- are able to apply the acquired knowledge to specific contexts of educational practice and research;
- are able to communicate in a clear and effective way, by using adequate terminology.

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Attachments

List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Tesi - Contatto intergruppi online PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tesi - progetto ULISSE PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tesi - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tesi - Contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tesi - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tesi - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Psicoanalisi Psychology - Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Tesi - Contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tesi - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tesi - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Social
Stage Research area
Tirocinio - contatto intergruppi online PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tirocinio - progetto ULISSE PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tirocinio - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tirocinio - contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - contatto intergruppi online Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tirocinio - progetto ULISSE Psychology - Psychology, Social
Tirocinio - Resilienza in tempo di pandemia Psychology - Psychology, Social

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.

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