At the end of the course, students will be able to recognize thinking, affective, emotional and social processes in adolescence. They will also become aware of individual and social mechanisms that promote a meaningful and lasting learning. They will know how to favour learning, how and when to use different teaching strategies, and how to manage classroom relations. They will learn how to create an inclusive classroom context, in which diversities, talents and weaknesses of every single individual will be accepted and valorized. Finally, they will discuss how to plan preventive interventions for facing negative outcomes.
Course contents summary
The course, specifically directed to pre-service and in-service teachers, presents a general view on the psychological elements useful for teaching professions. Particular attention will be given to the knowledge of developmental processes in adolescence, teaching strategies, teaching and learning. Issues related to cognitive, affective, social and motivational processes will be treated, as well as the typical and atypical learning processes in adolescence and a discussion of the classroom as inclusive context.
Particular attention will be given to the follow topics:developmental processes in adolescence, teaching strategies, teaching and learning;
Issues related to cognitive, affective, social and motivational processes ;
typical and atypical learning processes in adolescence;
interactive styles in the classroom;
the classroom as an inclusive system;
the classroom as an intercultural system.
Molinari, L., Corsano, P., Cigala, A. (2018). Psicologia dei processi di sviluppo e di adattamento in classe. Bologna, Il Mulino.
Dydactic material on Elly Scuola Platform.
The course will be given in presence. Recordings of the lessons will be available online until the end of the formative course. In the event of the persistence of pandemic, further instructions will be given. Classes will include frontal lessons along with practical activities, discussions, and analysis of real-life situations. Didactic materials and further information will be posted on the platform Elly Scuola.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will consist in a written text based on closed questions. The exam will consist in 30 questions (time allowed: 30 minutes). Pass will correspond to 18 correct answers.
In the event that the worsening of the current health emergency does not
make it possible to carry out the exams in presence, the test will take
place a distance, on Teams