PSYCHOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES (PREFIT - AREA B)
cod. 1008044

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
- Valentina GRAZIA
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
Field
Ambito aggregato per crediti di sede
Type of training activity
36 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to recognize thinking, affective, emotional and social processes in adolescence. They will also become aware of individual and social mechanisms that promote a meaningful and lasting learning. They will know how to favour learning, how and when to use different teaching strategies, and how to manage classroom relations. They will learn how to create an inclusive classroom context, in which diversities, talents and weaknesses of every single individual will be accepted and valorized. Finally, they will discuss how to plan preventive interventions for facing negative outcomes.

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

The course, specifically directed to pre-service and in-service teachers, presents a general view on the psychological elements useful for teaching professions. Particular attention will be given to the knowledge of developmental processes in adolescence, teaching strategies, teaching and learning. Issues related to cognitive, affective, social and motivational processes will be treated, as well as the typical and atypical learning processes in adolescence and a discussion of the classroom as inclusive context.

Full programme

Particular attention will be given to the follow topics:developmental processes in adolescence, teaching strategies, teaching and learning;
Issues related to cognitive, affective, social and motivational processes ;
typical and atypical learning processes in adolescence;
dydactic strategies;
interactive styles in the classroom;
the classroom as an inclusive system;
the classroom as an intercultural system.

Bibliography

Molinari, L., Corsano, P., Cigala, A. (2018). Psicologia dei processi di sviluppo e di adattamento in classe. Bologna, Il Mulino.
Dydactic material on Elly Scuola Platform.

Teaching methods

The course will be given in presence. Recordings of the lessons will be available online until the end of the formative course. In the event of the persistence of pandemic, further instructions will be given. Classes will include frontal lessons along with practical activities, discussions, and analysis of real-life situations. Didactic materials and further information will be posted on the platform Elly Scuola.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will consist in a written text based on closed questions. The exam will consist in 30 questions (time allowed: 30 minutes). Pass will correspond to 18 correct answers.
In the event that the worsening of the current health emergency does not
make it possible to carry out the exams in presence, the test will take
place a distance, on Teams

Other information

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