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.

A.A. 2020/2021

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. 1A Sep 21, 2020 Oct 31, 2020
Sem. 1B Nov 9, 2020 Jan 9, 2021
Sem. 2A Feb 15, 2021 Apr 1, 2021
Sem. 2B Apr 14, 2021 May 29, 2021
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione d'esame invernale Jan 14, 2021 Feb 13, 2021
Sessione d'esame estiva Jun 7, 2021 Jul 24, 2021
Sessione d'esame autunnale Aug 23, 2021 Sep 18, 2021
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione di laurea estiva Jul 5, 2021 Jul 10, 2021
Sessione di laurea autunnale Nov 8, 2021 Nov 13, 2021
Sessione di laurea invernale Mar 28, 2022 Apr 1, 2022
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2020 Nov 1, 2020
Festa dell'Immacolata Dec 8, 2020 Dec 8, 2020
Vacanze di Natale Dec 24, 2020 Jan 6, 2021
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 2, 2021 Apr 6, 2021
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2021 Apr 25, 2021
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2021 May 1, 2021
Festa del Santo Patrono May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2021 Jun 2, 2021
Vacanze estive Aug 9, 2021 Aug 15, 2021

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Alga Maria Livia

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Riggio Sara

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Scandola Michele +39 045 802 8407

Sità Chiara 0039.045.8028572

Tingire Mirela

Tronca Luigi +39 045 8028075

Vicini Fabio +39 045 802 8789

Vit Rosanna

Viviani Debora 0458028470

Zoccatelli Barbara

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
Between the years: 2°- 3°
Direct training
Between the years: 1°- 2°- 3°

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





Barbara Zoccatelli

The teaching is organized as follows:

Progettazione educativa nei servizi per la prima infanzia




Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

Academic staff

Barbara Zoccatelli

Laboratorio di progettazione e valutazione per la prima infanzia




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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding Module 1: Educational planning in services for early childhood. 1. Know and understand what an educational project is and what are the different theoretical-practical approaches, related to educational planning. 2. The Project Cycle Management and the phases of a project: from the analysis of needs to the evaluation in its various conjugations. 3. Recognize and understand the specific characteristics of planning in early childhood educational services. Module 2: Design workshop and evaluation of early childhood educational practices 1. Knowing and understanding in the classroom, through individual and group activities, as planned in the context of day care center. Applying knowledge and understanding Module 1: Educational planning in services for early childhood 1: Acquire basic knowledge, skills and competences in educational planning, from knowledge to know-how. 2. Knowing how to use the acquired design skills, adapting them to very specific or particularly delicate or complex educational situations. Applying knowledge and understanding. Module 2: Design workshop and evaluation of early childhood educational practices 1. Knowing how to formulate and implement virtual educational projects, aimed at services for early childhood, and then make them subject to evaluation and possible reformulation.


1 The students will know and understand the meaning and function of educational design in early childhood educational settings, considering different levels, approaches and models both in terms of theory as well as practice. 2. They will also get to know and understand the concept of educational project and develop an adequate understanding of the different steps of the design process as an essential professional tool in order to translate pedagogical concepts into educational practice starting from the observation of children’s needs and competences. 3. They will be able to critically analyze practices and educational projects in terms of design processes, goals and main aspects that are strictly connected to pedagogical and organizational quality in ECEC services. 4. They will also develop basic competences in designing, analyzing and evaluating contexts and practices in early childhood settings, in connection to children’s, parents’ and educators’ potential and needs.


Designing in early childhood educational settings: an intentional process.
Features, strategies, steps and actors of the educational design process.
The educational project as “key tool” of an ECEC setting: analyzing, reflecting and sharing within the educational team in order to organize complexity.
The educational project: contents, goals, models, approaches and methodological aspects for the analysis and drafting of project documents.
The role of observation in the process of educational design.
Connecting theory and practice: exploring coherence between the pedagogical project and everyday practice in educational work.

The educational project in the nursery school: designing children’s and adults’ well-being.
Adults listening to the child: strategies to design and set up educational contexts.
Education and care between theory and practice.
Keeping the role of the educator\teacher as a common thread, the main aspects that characterize the nursery's educational project will be examined:
- From home to nursery school: designing “introduction\familiarization time” (ambientamento) for children and parents.
- Everyday life in an early childhood setting: care, play and learning take place in relational contexts where time, spaces, materials, children and adults are of fundamental importance. Examination of the forms of organization, strategies, and choices in design that come together to shape positive educational experiences.
- Educational and caring spaces: designing living environments for the well-being of children and adults.
- Smart contexts and materials.
- Making education visible: the role of documentation. Observing, designing, documenting and assessing: a circular process.
- Learning and living outdoors: designing spaces and experiences in the natural environment.
- Meeting families: building positive relationships with parents.
- How do adults learn? In-service training, thinking, designing, sharing and reflecting together in the educational team.
- In continuity: the child's experience in the zero-to-six educational path


The teaching approach is aimed at fostering learning from experience that involves the active participation of students through dialogue and teamwork, as well as sharing of personal experience and reflection on the learning process.
- Interactive theoretical lessons
- Analysis of stimulus materials (documentation recounting real life projects and experiences in ECEC services, videos, articles, etc.)
- Dialogue with key experts: teachers, educators, pedagogistas and atelieristas who work in different settings in the ECEC field
- Project Work
- Use of the e-learning platform
- Particular emphasis will be given to teamwork and the creation of work groups.

Examination Methods

The exam is based on a written test with different types of question (multiple choice, open-ended, analysis of pictures and professional writing...) and on a project work. The test provides evaluation on content knowledge, conceptual understanding, analytic skills.


Paola Zonca, Sabina Colombini - Come progettare al nido. Costruire percorsi di crescita per bambini 0-3, Mondadori Università, 2019.
Laura Malavasi, Barbara Zoccatelli - Documentare le progettualità nei servizi e nelle scuole per l’infanzia, Junior, 2018.

Daniela Martini, Ilaria Mussini, Cristina Giglioli, Francesca Rustichelli (a cura di), Educare è ricerca di senso. Applicazione di un approccio progettuale nell’esperienza educativa dei servizi 0-6 anni, Junior, 2015.
Anna Lia Galardini (a cura di), L'educazione al nido. Pratiche e relazioni, Carocci, 2020.
Monica Guerra, Le più piccole cose. L’esplorazione come esperienza educativa, Franco Angeli, 2019.
Barbara Ongari (a cura di), Un nido di persone. Costruire benessere per adulti e bambini, Junior, 2019.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Zonca Paola, Colombini Sabina Come progettare al nido. Costruire percorsi di crescita per bambini 0-3 (Edizione 1) Mondadori Università 2019 978-88-6184-688-3 Per l'esame
Laura Malavasi, Barbara Zoccatelli Documentare le progettualità nei servizi e nelle scuole dell'infanzia (Edizione 2) Junior 2018 978-88-8434-850-0 Per l'esame
Daniela Martini, Ilaria Mussini, Cristina Giglioli, Francesca Rustichelli (a cura di), Educare è ricerca di senso. Applicazione di un approccio progettuale nell’esperienza educativa dei servizi 0-6 anni (Edizione 1) Junior 2015 9788884345974 Consigliato per approfondimento personale
Anna Lia Galardini (a cura di) L'educazione al nido. Pratiche e relazioni. (Edizione 1) Carocci 2020 978-88-7466-799-4 Consigliato per l'approfondimento personale
Monica Guerra Le più piccole cose. L’esplorazione come esperienza educativa. (Edizione 1) Franco Angeli 2019 978-88-917-8865-8 Consigliato per l'approfondimento personale
Barbara Ongari (a cura di) Un nido di persone. Costruire benessere per adulti e bambini. (Edizione 1) Junior 2019 978-88-8434-863-0 Consigliato per l'approfondimento personale

Type D and Type F activities

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Gestione carriere

Stage e Tirocini

Le ulteriori attività formative (crediti F) sono interamente coperte dall’attività di tirocinio “indiretto” (1 cfu) da svolgersi nel secondo anno e di tirocinio “diretto” (14 cfu) da svolgersi presso enti convenzionati per un numero complessivo di 15 cfu (375 ore). Chi è iscritta/o al curriculum servizi per l’infanzia è tenuta/o a svolgere il tirocinio presso nidi e servizi per la prima infanzia per almeno il 50% delle ore.
Il tirocinio professionalizzante (375 ore, pari a 15 cfu), è obbligatorio sia nella sua forma diretta che indiretta.
Il tirocinio indiretto, della durata di 25 ore a frequenza obbligatoria al 75%, si svolge in Università per 20 ore e in forma di lavoro individuale per 5 ore e consiste in un accompagnamento iniziale delle/degli studenti da parte dei tutor attraverso un percorso formativo 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, risponde alle esigenze costantemente espresse sia dalle/dagli studenti stessi sia dalle parti sociali che dai referenti degli enti convenzionati.
Il tirocinio diretto si propone di raggiungere i seguenti obiettivi:
  • fare esperienza diretta di attività professionali, che richiedono un livello di preparazione al lavoro educativo;
  • approfondire in particolare il rapporto tra preparazione teorica, acquisita mediante lo studio, ed esperienza pratica, tra mondo del sapere e della cultura e mondo del lavoro e delle professioni;
Al termine del tirocinio diretto lo studente deve presentare una relazione scritta, nella modalità concordata con il tutor accademico.

Nuove Linee Guida per il tirocinio di Scienze dell'educazione.

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


Linguistic training CLA



List of theses and work experience proposals

theses proposals Research area
Tesi - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology
Tesi - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology
Tesi - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology
Tesi - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tesi - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology, Social
Ambienti e contesti di lavoro con minori Various topics
Analisi dei personal network di sostegno Various topics
comunicazioni relative alla tesi Various topics
Il teatro come contesto educativo Various topics
I processi di globalizzazione culturale nella società contemporanea Various topics
La social network analysis applicata allo studio dei contesti educativi Various topics
L'educatore ed i progetti europei Various topics
L'impegno associativo in ambito educativo Various topics
Politiche sociali e contesti educativi Various topics
Progetti di collaborazione con le istituzioni scolastiche Various topics
Scuola e capitale sociale Various topics
Stage Research area
Tirocinio - Contatto fisico intergruppi PSYCHOLOGY - PSYCHOLOGY
Tirocinio - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology, Applied
Tirocinio - Contatto fisico intergruppi Psychology - Psychology, Social

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