cod. 1011315

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Dolores ROLLO
Academic discipline
Psicologia dello sviluppo e psicologia dell'educazione (M-PSI/04)
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
hub: -
course unit


Learning objectives

1. Knowledge and understanding. Students will have to achieve a good knowledge of the theoretical and methodological foundations of developmental and educational psychology.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding. Students should be able to use the theoretical knowledge acquired to explain development.
3. Making judgments. Students will have to develop critical skills and reflection on methodological problems and on the relationships between specific theoretical positions and recent empirical results.
4. Communication skills. Students will have to acquire the ability to critically discuss the concepts of normality and pathology related to child development and to identify the boundaries between psychology and education.
5. Learning skills. Students must be able to learn the most recent theoretical approaches and the main investigation techniques of developmental neuropsychology.



Course unit content

The aim of the course is to provide students with adequate knowledge of
the theoretical and methodological foundations of developmental and educational psychology. It is expected that students become
able to identify the key concepts underlying the various theories of
in connection with appropriate methodologies. Particular attention will be given to methods of
assessment and children’s observation in typical and atypical development contexts.

Full programme

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Santrock, J.W. (2021). Psicologia dell'educazione, Milano: Mc Graw Hill
(capp. 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,13)

Teaching methods

The teaching methods will include lectures, with the support of slides, and classroom-based discussions, also with the use of academic and non-academic materials/paper and short videos/movie sequences relevant to the topics covered in the module. The slides and materials used during the lectures will be made available after the lectures, in the Elly platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

The written test will consist of 7 open-ended questions, for the full integrated course, to be answered briefly (maximum 10-15 lines). The evaluation of the answers will take place according to the following criteria:
1) content, i.e. to what extent the student can deal with topics in detail: up to 10 points
2) writing, i.e. to what extent the student can write with ad adequate academic register: up to 10 points
3) argumentation, i.e. to what extent the student can expose concepts in a coherent and logical way: up to 10 points
The final grade will be given based on the average between the different parts of the test.

Other information

The lecturer will highlight the connections with the other two modules of the course. The lecturer is available for questions regarding the module, the contents, the teaching materials and the final test. She can be contacted by email with written questions or to ask for an appointment in her office or remotely, via teams.