Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


A.Y. Credits
2016/2017 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Francesca Salis Possibility of contacts via mail and on appointment 

Assigned to the Degree Course

Educational Sciences (L-19)
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course aims at deepening the curriculum relations between development of mind, The course aims at deepening the curriculum relations between development of the mind, considered as a modular structure and symbolization processes that allow the acquisition of representation systems related to different types of codes. Symbolic systems collect and order complex meanings, which are culturally and historically defined, that organize different information depending of the media and expression used. As forms of knowledge organization (communication, science, arts), they orient the teacher on the teaching plan, allowing to operate and to represent concepts and theories necessary to implement the mental development of a plurality of forms of intelligence, also by means of the valorisation of originality and individual differences. In any relatively independent system, there is and must be enhanced an existing connection between knowing, understanding, intuiting, feeling, acting and doing, as well as keeping in mind the interrelationship among them, and among the different forms of intelligence. 


The modular mind. 

Symbolic and cultural systems. 

Education and development of the mind: strategic and didactic practices. 

Symbolic processes and representation systems. 

Comprehension, interpretation, processing. 

Cognition and teaching practice. 

Bridging Courses

Basic didactic knowledge 

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Relating to the subject, the student must show: 

  • mastery of knowledge on the explored knowledge; 

  • understanding of the advanced concepts of the discipline; 

  • ability to use knowledge and concepts to think independently on the subject set of problems.  

At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the basic skills that are needed to design, implement and coordinate educational/training interventions designed to implement multidimensional, original and critical intelligences: 

  • knowledge and understanding of the proposed contents (knowledge and understanding) historical developments of education in relation to the theories of the mind; the principle of learning, theories of education, curriculum and planning, teaching strategies, education technology, learning group management, motivation, evaluation; ability to apply knowledge and understanding; 

  • knowing how to identify opportunities for cooperation between the school and extra school for the realization of active training courses as well as personalized areas  in various contexts; 

  • be able to propose and evaluate organizational and didactic solutions for the  school: individualization and customization through cooperative learning, open classes, laboratories and workshops, activities in natural environments and in local cultural institutions (libraries, museums, media libraries, toy libraries, cultural associations and volunteering, etc.);  

  • be able to implement procedures and request / solicit various types of interventions in formal and informal educational networks; 

  • communication skills; 

  • know about technologies, methods and strategies that can enhance communication, intellectual and learning skills; 

  • making  judgments.  

Students will be able to:  

  • evaluate learning experiences, select the most appropriate teaching strategies, asses events and identify key issues relevant to educational success; 

  • ability to learn (learning skills).  

Students will learn to seek new educational and multi perspective resources and to collaborate in the design and management of training events. 

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it 

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Didactics (Teaching methodologies) 

Class in the form of a dialogue  and participation supported by didactic examples; exercises; group work, film projections; debates on specific issues, production of  individual and group teaching objects in itinere 

  • Attendance


    Not required 

  • Course books

    Bruner J., La mente a più dimensioni, Editori Laterza, Roma-Bari 2003, Collana Scienze della mente, pp. 234.

    Gardner H., Educazione e sviluppo della mente. Intelligenze multiple e apprendimento, Edizioni Erickson, Trento, 2006, pp. 210.

    Lucisano P., Salerni A., Sposetti P., Didattica e conoscenza. Riflessioni e proposte sull’apprendere e l’insegnare, Carocci Editore, Milano, 2015, pp. 280. 


    The test includes a written exam with a mix of open and closed –ended questions (multiple choice). The outcome and marks can be verbalized or integrated with an oral examination. Students unable to produce a written text may ask the teacher to have only oral interview. 

    For students attending classes the examination will take place in two phases: a mid-course test and a final one. Students will then work as a group and evaluated. 

    Evaluation will consider: 

  • appropriateness of vocabulary specification as well as terminological precision; 

  •  communicative effectiveness in the reformulation of knowledge 

  •  accuracy in explaining  theories and concepts 

  •  accuracy in references to scientific literature 

  •  interpretative significance of contents 

  •  originality in reworking notions 

  •  wealth and articulation of connections 

  •  relevant application of methodologies, techniques, tools 

  •  reflexivity and perspective in the construction of responses 

  • importance of personal insights 

  • Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


    no difference between attending and non-attending students


    no difference between attending and non-attending students

    Course books

    Study texts are the same for attending and non-attendign students 


    Oral interview for non-a ttending students. 


    N.B Students are kindly requested to bring record book and study texts during the examination. 

    « back Last update: 13/09/16


    Questo contenuto ha risposto alla tua domanda?

    Il tuo feedback è importante

    Raccontaci la tua esperienza e aiutaci a migliorare questa pagina.

    Il tuo 5x1000 per sostenere le attività di ricerca

    L'Università di Urbino destina tutte le risorse che deriveranno da questa iniziativa alla ricerca scientifica ed al sostegno di giovani ricercatori.

    Numero Verde

    800 46 24 46

    Richiesta informazioni


    Posta elettronica certificata



    Performance della pagina

    Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo
    Via Aurelio Saffi, 2 – 61029 Urbino PU – IT
    Partita IVA 00448830414 – Codice Fiscale 82002850418
    2020 © Tutti i diritti sono riservati