Objectives (in agreement with the Dublin descriptors);
• Knowledge and understanding:
acquire at the basic level: a) the ability to interpret and evaluate the structure, the physical properties and the reactivity of mono-functional organic molecules and to understand their notational formalism and stereochemistry ; b) discuss the thermodynamic and kinetic aspect of organic reactions and their mechanisms.
• Applying knowledge and understanding:
through an inductive and/or deductive teaching approach, Students will be stimulated to integrate their knowledge and competences during the development of the syllabus of this course. Since the very beginning of the course efforts will be devoted to the application of a rigorous methodological approach to the comprehension of the discipline.
• Making judgments:
to accompany Students towards self-evaluation represent one of the most difficult tasks for a teacher of the first year. The more effective strategy to guide Students towards self-evaluation consists in the organization of self-evaluation tests (two during the course) and to organize two-days exercises before the written examination sessions. During these per-exam sessions Students are invited to discuss autonomously or in small groups a series of recapitulatory exercises that will then be discussed with all the class under the supervision of the teacher. In this phase, either the confrontation au pair and with the teacher will allow a candidate to evaluate his/her preparation and thus decide whether to attend the examination.
• Learning skills:
through a correct use of the scientific and technical language employed during the frontal theoretical lessons, the two hours/week of tutorial and guided exercises, tools to gradually implement the ability of Students to apprehend concepts of increasing complexity will be suggested.
• Communication skills:
regardless the individual communication ability of the single Students, an important objective of this course is to accompany all Students to acquire a rigorous disciplinary language through which, not only to learn the discipline, but also be able to transmit their knowledge and skills either to experts in the field and experts of contiguous disciplines.