cod. 09189

Academic year 2020/21
1° year of course - Second semester
- Dolores ROLLO
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
"psicologia dello sviluppo e dell'educazione"
Type of training activity
42 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Integrated course unit module: DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Learning objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding. Students should achieve a good knowledge of the latest theories of typical and atypical development in the context of cognition.
2. Applying knowledge and understanding. Students should be able to use the theoretical knowledge acquired.
3. Making judgments. Students will develop critical thinking and reflection on methodological issues and the relationship between the specific theoretical positions and the recent empirical results.
4. Communication skills. Students should acquire the ability to critically discuss the typical and atypical development.
5. Learning ability. Students should be able to learn the most recent theoretical approaches and the main techniques of investigation of the psychology of cognitive development.


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Course unit content

The course aims at making students a full knowledge of current approaches, with which developmental psychology to explain the causes of typical and atypical cognitive development. Students will master the key concepts arising from empirical research and the most recent studies on the ontogeny of knowledge and its domains.

Full programme

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Valenza E., Turati C. (2019). Promuovere lo sviluppo della mente. Un approccio neurocostruttivista. Bologna: Il Mulino.
Siegel D.J. (2009). Mindfulness e cervello. Milano: Raffaello Cortina ed.

Teaching methods

At lesson topics are treated in their general aspects and in an order that does not necessarily reflect that of the chapters of the books. Classroom space also will be given to: a) investigation and clarification at the request of students, b) screening and discussion of audiovisual c) reading and critical commentary articles, d) simulation of assessment tests.

Assessment methods and criteria

In addition to in-course tests, the examination includes:
• a written test with 5 open-ended questions in the textbooks (the final vote / 30 is the sum of the marks obtained in the individual questions)The evaluation of open questions is based on the following criteria:
1) Content skills or how detailed the candidate addresses the topic.
2) Exposing skills, or how precise is the language used by the candidate to expose the concepts.
3) Argumentative skills, that is how consistent and logical is the concatenation of the concepts exposed;
• In case of the persistence of the health emergency, the exams will be conducted remotely, as follows:re mote oral questions, through the Teams platform.

Other information

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