cod. 1008167

Academic year 2019/20
1° year of course - First semester
- Piergiovanni GENOVESI
Academic discipline
Storia contemporanea (M-STO/04)
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

According to the DM 616, the course is meant to acquire a critical knowledge of the the characteristics, issues and methods of teaching history. The student will acquire specific skills and methodologies useful to improve their knowledge of particular topics of Contemporary history, and to strengthen their cognitive and communicative abilities to reorganize their personal way of teaching.


Basic knowledge of the principal issues and events of contemporary history (from 1815 until nowadays). Particular attention will be given to their geographical setting (for this purpose it is strongly recommended the use of an historical atlas). The blended-modality will be available as a reference point for studying or revising

Course unit content

According to the DM 616, the course analyses the characteristics, issues and methods of teaching history (in particular contemporary history), with a special regard to the strong links with the the characteristics, issues and methods of studying history.

Full programme

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a) P. Genovesi, Laboratorio di storia, Franco Angeli;
b) a volume to be chosen among: P. Burke, Testimoni oculari. Il significato storico delle immagini, Carocci or A. Ventrone, Il nemico interno, Donzelli.;
d) notes and materials (available on the Elly platform) of the course;

Teaching methods

Oral lessons, seminars and guided tours (depending on the number of attendants to the course).

Assessment methods and criteria

The final written exam verifies the knowledge of the general topics (see “prerequisites”) and of the specific themes and bibliography of the course. The evaluation is out of 30. The result will be communicated on Esse 3. The evaluation will be based on the following points: a) comprehension of the course’s contents; b) ability of setting in the right place and period the events; c) accuracy of the answer; d) speaking skills and specific terms; e) individual ability in the organization of the contents; f) capability of creating links between the different events and issues studied.

Other information

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