cod. 1008642

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Didattica e pedagogia speciale (M-PED/03)
Discipline pedagogiche e metodologico-didattiche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: DIDACTICS

Learning objectives

The student will know the theoretical principles underlying the educational and didactic practice also contextualized in the particular current educational moment by virtue of the pandemic condition.
He will be able to know, recognize and put into practice actions of observation, planning and educational documentation.
He will learn to work in a group, from a research perspective and to develop first bibliographic reconnaissance paths.


No prerequisite is mandatory. It is recommended that the course is taken after:
a period of practice in the following activities work experiences under high school, stage or work-placement;
A deeper analysis of the previous experience and/or an analysis of the students own experiences or difficulties of learning considered particularly relevant during the studies;
The essential knowledge of educational sciences that is provided by the high school level that includes such teachings, by manuals, and by the IDEA course of Pedagogy provided by the University.

Course unit content

Observation, planning and documentation in educational practice contextualized in this pandemic time.

Full programme


The study material is placed in Elly on the teaching page.

Teaching methods

Project work

Assessment methods and criteria

Students are divided into synchronous or asynchronous attending students who carry out the 3 exercises provided DURING the course and those who choose to deliver these exercises within 7 days before the oral exam. There are 3 exercises during the course with different timing and methods that are indicated in Elly for attending and non-attending students.

The final result (vote) is given by the sum of the scores obtained for each answer; Praise is given when the answers have all the highest score and are formulated with a proper use of the disciplinary vocabulary.
The result of the test is communicated by e-mail in time for the eventual registration to the next exam for this course.
In order to obtain the 12 credits for the course didattica generale the student has to pass both modules ‘Elements of didactic and educational research’ and ‘Didactic for skills’. The result of the final test of the module Elemnts of Didactic and educational research is therefore used to calculate the arithmetic mean with that of the module Didactic for skills. It is recommended to follow the modules and carry out the final tests in the above order.
After the may 2018 exam session, the tests of both modules are integrated in an only solution.

Other information

Program, teaching activities are the same for attending and non-attending students. The latter can keep up-to-date on teaching activities by consulting Elly's on-line teaching pages that will be updated during the course.