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METHODS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL PARTICIPATION IN THE EDUCAT. CONTEXTS

CODE 67268
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8751 SCIENZE E TECNICHE PSICOLOGICHE (L-24) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-PSI/04
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Psychological Sciences and Techniques 8751 (coorte 2020/2021)
    • GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 55975
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    What are the areas a school psychologist can intervene? 

    This course is aimed at providing critical knowledge of the theoretical bases and the practical forms of psychological intervention in educational contexts, particularly in school.

     

     

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This teaching aims to provide students with critical knowledge about psychological intervention in educational contexts, such as school and preschool. In particular: (1) provide students with solid basics on the main contents of educational psychology, (2) offer examples of models and strategies for intervention in schools, (3) improve the students' ability to plan and evaluate critically psychological interventions in educational contexts.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION: Comprehension of theoretical models, concepts, and the conceptual bases of psychological tools, is regarded as a fundamental goal. Instead, very little importance is given to verbatim memory of the textbooks and the lectures.

    ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION: A student's ability to compare, distinguish, make connections between theoretical concepts and models is highly valued. Students should also demonstrate some ability to apply the acquired knowledge, i.e. to orient themselves (at least broadly) in the evaluation of real cases.

    INDEPENDENT JUDGEMENT: A student's ability in independent judgment and reasoning is highly valued.

    COMMUNICATION SKILLS: It is useful to acquire the techincal language of the discipline in order to communicate clearly with both specialists and the general public.

    LEARNING SKILLS: It is important for students to develop adequate learning skills that in the future enable them to continue to deepen independently their knowledge of this subject, especially when they will be working in educational context, because this discipline is continuously and rapidly evolving, and in twenty years the knowledge acquired in this course will probably be outdated, at least in part.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Active participation will be encouraged and there will be group activities that students can choose to work on as a part of the final assessment. 

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The lectures will introduce some possible areas of intervention in relation to basic themes of educational psychology including models of learning and its relation with cognitive development, motivation, socio-emotional development, the role of metacognition, and learning difficulties. Some tools and applied examples will also be presented.

    (It is assumed that students already have some basic knowledge of developmental psychology and cognitive psychology.)

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Required readings for students who attend the lessons:

    - C. Cornoldi e L. Molinari, Lo psicologo scolastico, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019 (tutto il volume).

    - P. Boscolo, Psicologia dell’apprendimento scolastico, Edizioni UTET, Torino, 2006 (the whole book, except chap. 13).

    - G. Amoretti, S. Morra, M.C. Usai, P. Viterbori, Processi cognitivi e apprendimento scolastico, Carocci editore, Roma, 2020 [chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 (except sections 7.3 and 7.4), 8, 10 (except section 10.4), 11 (except section 11.6)].

    - Notes from the lectures.

    Required readings for students who do not attend the lessons:

    - C. Cornoldi e L. Molinari, Lo psicologo scolastico, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2019 (tutto il volume).

    - P. Boscolo, Psicologia dell’apprendimento scolastico, Edizioni UTET, Torino, 2006 (the whole book, except chap. 13).

    - G. Amoretti, S. Morra, M.C. Usai, P. Viterbori, Processi cognitivi e apprendimento scolastico, Carocci editore, Roma, 2020 [chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 (except sections 7.3 and 7.4), 8, 10 (except section 10.4), 11 (except section 11.6)].

    - Notes from the lectures.

    - a text or two articles from a list provided by the professor. 

     

    Although the lectures will be delivered in Italian, the professor can indicate and/or provide some teaching materials in English. The students who wish to use teaching materials in English are kindly requested to contact the professor personally, for him to get an idea of the student’s interests and consequently agree on a set of teaching materials (partly or totally in English).

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    First semester. 

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam includes a written test and an oral. The students that attended the lessons (at least 13/18 lessons) and performed the group activities are required to do only the oral.

    The exam can be taken in English (with the same rules) by international students who require it.

    Please contact the professor via email before attending the exam. 

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Student's comprehension of concepts and problems, reasoning ability, and critical spirit regarding the topics presented in the course and in the prescribed readings are assessed.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students are invited to register in the page of this course on AulaWeb (the e-learning portal of our university) and visit that page from time to time. 

    Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs or International Student are recommended to email the teacher at the beginning of the course, in order to organize teaching and assessment, taking in account both the class aims and the student's needs and providing suitable compensatory instruments.