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GEOGRAPHY OF ITALY AND OF EUROPE

CODE 90427
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 9322 SCIENZE DELLA FORMAZIONE PRIMARIA (LM-85 bis) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9917 SCIENZE STORICHE (LM-84) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-GGR/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    According to the ministerial order that provides for geography the knowledge of "elements of physical and human geography", the course aims to provide the foundations of general geography, with specific reference to the contents and skills that are addressed in nursery and primary school; it also proposes to convey a critical knowledge of the main aspects, processes and problems faced by geography, with references to the Italian and European context. Therefore the students will acquire the ability to illustrate the main natural and human processes that contribute to the formation of territories and landscapes and will be able to highlight their mutual relations.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Attendance and participation in the proposed training activities and individual study will enable the student to

    • understand the main spatial processes taking place at the Italian and European scale;
    • understand the complex relationships between the components of Italian and European landscapes; 
    • critically analyse some problems of geography of Italy and Europe; 
    • critically analysing contemporary problems with a transcalar approach, from the local to the global;
    • planning didactic activities related to the problems of geography of Italy and Europe studied.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The teaching activities will be organised in order to encourage active learning on the part of the students; for this reason, moments of frontal and laboratory teaching will be alternated.
    The frontal lessons will be aimed at providing the basic tools to understand the main territorial processes that take place at the Italian and European scale and the complex relationships that are established between their landscape configurations.
    The laboratory-type teaching activities will be based on problem-based methodologies and will be aimed at stimulating the critical and transcalar analysis of some problems of geography of Italy and Europe.
    Specific workshop activities will be devoted to the discussion of the design of teaching activities related to the geography problems of Italy and Europe studied.

    For students with DSA certifications or specific disabilities, compensatory or dispensatory measures are ensured, while taking care of the acquisition of the skills and knowledge required for teaching.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The module proposes to study the main processes affecting the geography of Italy and Europe. In particular, it focuses on the following themes
    - the idea of Europe
    - the European Union;
    - Europe outside Europe;
    - administrative geography in Europe and in Italy;
    - human population in Europe and in Italy;
    - mountain regions in Europe and in Italy;
    - rural regions in Europe and in Italy;
    - urban regions regions in Europe and in Italy;
    - the sea in Europe and in Italy.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Exam program for attending students:
    - Teaching material (texts, papers, videos, slides) uploaded on AulaWeb by the teacher .
    - In-depth study of the following texts:

    • Gavinelli D., Bolocan Goldstein M. (2022). Regioni e regionalizzazione. Lo spazio-mondo in divenire. Milano: Pearson (gli studenti NON devono studiare i capitoli 8, 9, 11).
    • Zanolin G. (2022). Geografia dei parchi nazionali italiani. Roma: Carocci.

    Exam program for NON attending students:

    - Teaching material for NON attending students uploaded on AulaWeb by the teacher .

    - In-depth study of the following texts:

    • Gavinelli D., Bolocan Goldstein M. (2022). Regioni e regionalizzazione. Lo spazio-mondo in divenire. Milano: Pearson (gli studenti NON devono studiare i capitoli 8, 9, 11).
    • Malandrino C, Quirico S. (2020). L'idea di Europa. Storie e prospettive. Roma: Carocci.
    • Zanolin G. (2022). Geografia dei parchi nazionali italiani. Roma: Carocci.

    Students with DSA certification or specific disabilities are invited to contact the lecturer before the exam.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    March 7, 2023

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The examination will be held in written format. The test will be divided into two parts: one in quiz form, aimed at verifying the acquisition of geographical localisation knowledge; one in the form of open questions with short answers, aimed at verifying the understanding of the main territorial processes taking place on the Italian and European scale.

    For students with DSA certifications or specific disabilities, compensatory or dispensatory measures are ensured, while taking care of the acquisition of the skills and knowledge required for teaching.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The examination will allow to verify:

    • the localisation of the main geographical processes relating to Italy and Europe;
    • the understanding of the main territorial processes taking place at the Italian and European scale and the complex relationships established between their landscape configurations;
    • the ability to critically analyse and transcend political, economic and cultural problems relating to Italy and Europe;
    • the ability to design teaching activities for primary and/or nursery schools using the knowledge acquired.

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    It is possible to take the exam only after having acquired the laboratory credit in Didactics of Geography.

    All students are invited to periodically consult the page of this course on the e-learning portal AulaWeb (accessible from the University website or at www.aulaweb.unige.it). All information and materials relating to this course are published exclusively on this site.

    In case it should not be possible to hold the lessons in person for health reasons, they will be delivered remotely using the University's TEAMS and/or AulaWeb platforms.

    Students who do not attend the lectures are invited to contact the lecturer in order to agree on the examination procedures.