Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
M-PSI/04 - DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING 1. To know and understand the characteristics of the processes of development and learning in different psychological domains (motor-perceptual, cognitive, communicative-linguistic, emotional, relational-social), along the whole life course. 2. To know and understand the psychological theories on the processes of development and learning. 3. To know and understand the risk and promotion factors for the individual paths of development and learning. CAPACITA' DI APPLICARE CONOSCENZE E COMPRENSIONE 1. To take into account the behavior of individuals of a specific age within a specific context according to the acquired knowledge. 2. To apply the acquired knowledge in the process of assessment of the behavior of individuals and their interactions in educational contexts, both to identify risk indicators and to favor processes of social integration. 3. To take into account the relation between the characteristics of individuals of different ages (individual factors and competences) and characteristics of the context (family, social and cultural factors) to understand the individual differences in the processes of development and learning, and identify specific promotion factors.
The syllabus includes:
- Basic aspects of developmental psychology and educational psychology
- Cognitive and linguistic development
- Social contexts and social development, moral development, and development of self
- Individual differences
- Sociocultural differences
- Exceptional students
- Behavioral and socio-cognitive approach
- Cognitive approach
- Complex cognitive processes
- Socio-constructivist approaches
- Learning and cognition in content areas
- Motivation, teaching and learning
- Emotions, teaching and learning
- Planning, instruction, technology and class management
- Evaluation in the class
- Emotions and disasters: the case of the Covid-19 pandemic
The course will include frontal lessons, aiming at transmitting basic notions, integrated by cooperative learning, aiming at deepening the knowledge of specific aspects of the syllabus, in particular through the study of research papers. The content of the texts and the lessons is coherent with the syllabus. Further didactic materials are available from the teacher.
During the whole academic year, in addition, the teacher will receive the students individually, at the times indicates in the website (it is not necessary to arrange specific appointments) which are constantly updated.
During the first lesson, the teacher will present the whole calendar of the didactic activities with dates and topics of the lessons, specifying the time and the rooms.
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The aim of the exam is to verify the extent to which the expected learning results are achieved, in terms of knowledge and understanding abilities, both theoretical and applied.
The exam is formed by a written part and an optional oral part. Both of them cover the whole syllabus. For the written part, there are one open-ended question, 20 closed-ended questions, and 5 definitions. The duration of the written part is one hour. The oral part is optional, and it consists of an integrative interview requested by the student, after passing the written part.
The evaluation of the exam is expressed in thirties. For the written part, there will be maximum five points for the answer to the open-ended question, one point for each answer to the closed-ended questions, and maximum one point for each definition. For the oral part, there will be maximum three points.
The exam will be equal for those students who attend and those who do not attend the lessons.
Due to the current Coronavirus-related emergency, the above-mentioned description of the exam is modified as follows, according to the indications from the University of Verona. The exam is formed by closed-ended questions referred to the whole syllabus. The exam will be carried out online. After that the possibility to subscribe for the exam will be closed, I will send to the students an email with the indications on the exams.