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SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
PSICOLOGIA SCOLASTICA

A.Y. Credits
2023/2024 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Lucia Ponti Previous appointment through e-mail to lucia.ponti@uniurb.it
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

Primary teacher education (LM-85bis)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course offers an in-depth overview, based on scientific evidence, on the development processes of children and on the individual, cognitive, social and relational processes involved in learning. Specifically, the course is aimed at acquiring theoretical knowledge and methodological tools to promote understanding of learning and teaching processes in school contexts.

Program

The course includes the following topics:

A first introductory part includes:

• Introduction to school and educational psychology

• Children's development: brain, cognitive, linguistic, social, self, identity and moral development. Implications for teaching

• The social contexts of development: family, peers, school

A second part is dedicated to deepening the main theoretical approaches and the respective techniques to promote learning processes

• Behaviorist approach

• Sociocognitivist approach

• Socio-constructive approach

• Information processing approach: attention, memory, metacognition

• Learning about different content areas: learning to read, write, math, science and social sciences

A third part analyzes the individual, psychological and cognitive aspects involved in the teaching and learning process

• Intelligence, cognitive styles, personality and temperament

• Sociocultural diversity

• Conceptual understanding and thinking

• Motivation and emotions

• Students with neurodevelopmental disorders and gifted students

Finally, a fourth part deals with some aspects of educational planning in terms of:

• Lesson centered on the teacher and the student

• Classroom management

• Classroom assessment

Bridging Courses

There is no prerequisite

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

The student must show the acquisition of:

Knowledge and understanding: the mastery of the theoretical and methodological knowledge of school psychology.
Applying knowledge and understanding: the ability to recognize and understand the development processes of children and the individual, psychological, cognitive, social and relational factors involved in the learning processes.
Making judgements: the ability to use knowledge and concepts to independently reflect on specific subjects of the discipline
Communication skills: a technical language, pertinent to the subject of study, in order to be able to communicate with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors.
Learning skills: mastery and autonomy in the choice of useful material for the purposes of one's continuing professional development

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

There are no support activities.


Teaching, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Teaching

Frontal lessons

Group exercises

Group discussions

Innovative teaching methods

Use of the University Moodle platform for sharing in-depth material (text, audio or video);
Use of the Wooclap interactive platform to stimulate the active participation of students and measure the level of understanding of the course topics;
Use of the debate practice to deal with some course topics and facilitate the development of critical thinking.

Attendance

Attendance is not mandatory, but strongly recommended.

Course books

Santrock, J.W. (2021). Psicologia dell’educazione. McGraw-Hill: Milano.

In-depth materials on specific topics provided during the course.

Assessment

Written exam consisting of two parts:

- 15 multiple choice closed questions

- 5 open questions

A specific and in-depth knowledge of the topics is required, as well as the use of an appropriate and specialized language. The level of knowledge and depth of the various topics will be assessed, as well as the ability to critically re-elaborate the contents under examination.

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Teaching

No difference

Attendance

No difference

Course books

No difference

Assessment

No difference

Disabilità e DSA

Le studentesse e gli studenti che hanno registrato la certificazione di disabilità o la certificazione di DSA presso l'Ufficio Inclusione e diritto allo studio, possono chiedere di utilizzare le mappe concettuali (per parole chiave) durante la prova di esame.

A tal fine, è necessario inviare le mappe, due settimane prima dell’appello di esame, alla o al docente del corso, che ne verificherà la coerenza con le indicazioni delle linee guida di ateneo e potrà chiederne la modifica.

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