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. 1A Sep 24, 2018 Nov 10, 2018
Sem. 1B Nov 19, 2018 Jan 12, 2019
Sem. 2A Feb 18, 2019 Mar 30, 2019
Sem. 2B Apr 8, 2019 Jun 1, 2019
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Invernale Jan 14, 2019 Feb 16, 2019
Sessione Estiva (Gli esami sono sospesi durante la Sessione di laurea) Jun 3, 2019 Jul 27, 2019
Sessione Autunnale Aug 26, 2019 Sep 21, 2019
Degree sessions
Session From To
Sessione Estiva Jul 8, 2019 Jul 13, 2019
Sessione Autunnale Nov 4, 2019 Nov 9, 2019
Sessione Invernale Mar 30, 2020 Apr 4, 2020
Period From To
Festa di Ognissanti Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Festa dell’Immacolata Dec 8, 2018 Dec 8, 2018
Vacanze di Natale Dec 22, 2018 Jan 6, 2019
Vacanze di Pasqua Apr 19, 2019 Apr 23, 2019
Festa della liberazione Apr 25, 2019 Apr 25, 2019
Festa del lavoro May 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Festa del Santo Patrono - S. Zeno May 21, 2019 May 21, 2019
Festa della Repubblica Jun 2, 2019 Jun 2, 2019
Vacanze Estive Aug 12, 2019 Aug 17, 2019

Exam calendar

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Academic staff


Annechini Claudia

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Bertazzoni Cristina

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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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Leoni Federico

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Loro Daniele

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Messetti Giuseppina

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Moro Valentina

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Mortari Luigina

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Odini Luca

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Pedrazza Monica

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Piasere Leonardo

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Pontrandolfo Stefania

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Portera Agostino

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Pozzo Riccardo

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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.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 1°- 2°

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Manuela Lavelli





Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)



Sem. 1A, Sem. 1B

Learning outcomes

1. Having a basic knowledge of observation as a research method and a technique to collect data, and understanding the main epistemological and psychological issues related to observation.
2. Having a basic knowledge and understanding of the different theoretical perspectives which rely on observation as a main research or professional training method;
3. 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.
4. Having a basic knowledge and understanding of the opportunities to use specific tools for observing and evaluating the child's abilities in different developmental domains.
5. Being able to use the different observational techniques learned during the course, and apply the most appropriate in educational practice.
6. Being able to design a simple research (or at least a good data collection) based on the observation of child behavior in an educational context.
7. Being able to assess the reliability and validity of data collected through observation, and to carry out a descriptive analysis of collected data.


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.

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:
- know and understand 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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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.

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