CODE 98299 ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023 CREDITS 5 cfu anno 3 10841 (L-19) - GENOVA SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/04 LANGUAGE Italian TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA SEMESTER 1° Semester MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di: TYPICAL AND ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT PSYCHOLOGY TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB AIMS AND CONTENT LEARNING OUTCOMES The course aims to provide: - knowledge of cognitive and emotional-relational development on the first three years of life; - elements to understand the mechanisms of change and the mutual influences between the different domains of individual functioning; - methodological skills about the development observation in the educational contexts. AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES AIMS: a) Providing a theoretical and methodological framework of reference for the study of developmental processes; b) promoting knowledge of psychological development, of the processes and mechanisms underlying it, of the causes determining it. Specific Learning outcomes The course aims to make to acquire knowledge and skills related to the main stages of development in preschool and some useful observational tools for educational settings. Learning outcomes Knowledge and understanding: Students must acquire adequate knowledge and an effective ability to understand psychological development from birth to early childhood. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: Students must be able to apply the acquired knowledge and to understand any problematic situations for the development Making judgments: Students must be able to use, on a conceptual and operational level, in educational contexts the acquired knowledge. Communication skills: Students must acquire the technical language to communicate clearly and unambiguously with specialist and non-specialist interlocutors. Learning skills: Students must develop adequate learning skills that allow them to continue to deepen independently the main topics of the discipline, especially in the working contexts in which they will operate. TEACHING METHODS The course will take place through lectures, group exercises, and individual exercises to be carried out using Aulaweb SYLLABUS/CONTENT The main stages of development will be discussed, with particular reference to the development of perceptual skills, cognitive, linguistic, and relational in infancy and early childhood. A reflection on the educational challenges to aspects of the development will be carried out. The monographic part of the course will consist of two texts focused on the regulation processes development and with suggestions for implementing educational activities. RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY Attending and non-attending students have to prepare for the exam in these texts: A.E. Berti e L. Surian, Fondamenti di psicologia dello sviluppo e dell'educazione. La prima infanzia, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2022. M.C. Usai, L. Traverso, P. Viterbori, V. De Franchis, 2012, Diamoci una regolata! Guida pratica per promuovere l’autoregolazione a casa e a scuola, Milano, Angeli, M. Malacrida (2021), Educare alle emozioni. Strumenti operativi per aiutare i bambini a conoscere e regolare il proprio mondo emotivo. Milano, Angeli. TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD MARIA CARMEN USAI Ricevimento: The teacher receives students by appointment at room 4A9 (4th floor of Corso A. Podestà) or through the Teams platform. Exam Board MARIA CARMEN USAI (President) PAOLA VITERBORI (President Substitute) LESSONS LESSONS START 1st semester Class schedule DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR THE PRESCHOOL AGE EXAMS EXAM DESCRIPTION Multiple-choice and open questions written test. If necessary, the written test could be followed by an oral exam. ASSESSMENT METHODS For all students, the exam includes a written test with multiple-choice questions on the program. The test is intended to assess understanding of the topics covered in class, the acquired knowledge, and the ability to use this information in the developmental observation. Exam schedule Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note 10/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 24/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 07/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 15/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 29/05/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 19/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 10/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto 11/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Scritto FURTHER INFORMATION Students with certified learning disabilities can contact the teacher for any measures aimed at supporting the learning process. Foreign students may contact the teacher to substitute the suggested bibliography in Italian with books or articles in English. In addition, they may take the exam in English.