cod. 1004755

Academic year 2012/13
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
28 hours
of face-to-face activities
4 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

The course aims to: 1) develop the ability to conduct observations in the community for early childhood, 2) use coding tools adapted to the context to evaluate different aspects of the development and 3) designing training programs and counseling in the community for early childhood


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Course unit content

The course will focus on some psychological processes that take place in the community of children, in particular, will be referred to the context of kindergartens and nursery.
Starting from the main perspectives of developmental psychology, the course will focus on the theme of the development of social skills, emotional and cognitive skills that are to co-construct in these contexts of life from relationships with adults and with other children. Part of the course will also be devoted to psychological methodologies, such as observation, which can be used for research and training in these areas

Full programme

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D’Odorico, Cassibba R. (2004). Osservare per educare. Roma: Carocci.
Ferri R., Carleschi A., Orsini A. (2010). Lo sviluppo socio-emozionale nella prima infanzia. Milano: Franco Angeli.
Cigala A., Corsano P. (2007). Bambini nei contesti educativi: osservare per progettare. Azzano San Paolo: Edizioni Junior.
Nicolodi G. (2008). Il disagio educativo al nido e alla scuola dell’infanzia. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Teaching methods

lectures, workshops, videos, case discussions, seminars for professionists

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

Other information

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