GENERAL TEACHING METHOD
Learning outcomes of the course unit
• to acquire knowledge regarding a number of issues with which educational research is concerned;
• to acquire knowledge of the main educational models developed over the course of the twentieth century;
• to re-attribute meaning to some of the colloquial terminology used to refer to teaching and learning processes;
• to become familiar with some of the meanings assigned to the concept of competence;
• to be able to identify the main characteristics which a skills certification system should possess;
• to analyse some of the skills certification systems.
Course contents summary
The course is in two parts. The first - Module A - is of an institutional nature. Its objective is to promote a reorganisation of the categorical apparatus used by students to define the educational “experience” and to act upon its interior. The reflections will be concerned with concepts such as: motivation, willingness, evaluation, etc. In module B, coherently with that proposed in the preceding module, there will be a critical analysis of the traditional scholastic evaluation both from a functional point of view and an assessment level. The characteristics that the evaluation systems must possess for evaluating learning or of the projects in the interior of a rational didactic model will thus be discussed (applicable in an extra-scholastic context).
The bibliography will be supplied at the beginning of the lessons.
• preparation of a brief talk on a specific subject
• assessment of learning through a test
• possible oral exam