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


A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Sonia Arina
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Education Sciences for Nursery and Primary School (LM-85bis)
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Knowledge and skills to achieve

At the end of the training activity, the student:

  • knows the main theoretical approaches to cognitive development and social skills;
  • knows the theories of socio-costruttivist teaching-learning,
  • knows how to observe and evaluate the main cognitive abilities and the class context;
  • is able to carry out the analysis of a case study related to the school domain;
  • is able to plan interventions with individuals and groups to promote the development of social skills in the age of development;
  • is able to master the relationship between theoretical contributions and methodologies and tools.


The course aims to provide elements for building a solid basis based on scientific research, on which to base the reflection on learning and designing teaching activities.

The training activity aims to provide theoretical knowledge and some methodological tools to understand the individual characteristics of the classroom students; knowledge will enable students to build a congruent and effective didactic approach; Second, the course wants to teach how to analyze and evaluate processes, products and contexts of education and learning. Finally, it is intended to facilitate the understanding of learning processes in order to promote a weighted and structured awareness-based teaching in the respect of the same.

The course is divided into three parts:

  • development of cognitive processes
  • development / learning processes in the field of education

In the monographic part of the course, the theme of the building will be further explored from motivation to childhood learning and self-esteem.

Bridging Courses

There is no propedeuticity

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

In relation to the discipline, the student had to show:

- Mastery of the knowledge of specialized disciplines;

- The understanding of the advanced concepts of the discipline;

- The ability to use knowledge and concepts to think independently on the issues of the discipline.

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

Learning material available on the Blended Learning platform

- Exercises;

- In-depth lessons

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment


Lectures, group discussions and exercises. It will be possible to conduct individual or small group monotematics on some specific aspects of the program by writing written reports and oral presentation


There are no obligations

Course books

Mason, (2013) Psicologia dell'apprendimento e dell'istruzione, Il Mulino.

Aureli, Bascelli, Camodeca, Di Sano (2008) Il bambino in classe, Carocci

Moè, (2010), La motivazione, Il Mulino (cap 1, 2 4,5,6)

Miceli, (1998) L'autostima, Il Mulino


Written and oral examination; the exam can be supplemented by a written report on topics dealt with during the lessons and agreed with the teacher

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students


There are no differences in what is foreseen for attending students


There are no obligations

Course books

There are no differences in what is foreseen for attending students


There are no differences in what is foreseen for attending students


The teacher makes it available to arrange personalized programs with foreign students, in our University for Erasmus program.

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