Learning outcomes of the course unit
The course objective is to "provide" students with adequate knowledge of educational interaction, the processes and mechanisms that govern it, in reference to atypical situations that arise in educational contexts. It is expected, therefore, that students become able to make an assessment of the personal and family history using the most known techniques of observation and assessment, to identify in terms of operational risk situations and plan an educational intervention compensatory or replacement of the interactions that took place normally.
Course contents summary
The aim of the course is to make students more competent than the theoretical and methodological bases of Educational Psychology from its origins as a separate discipline at the current scientific status. Particular attention will be paid to the teaching-learning interactions, from evaluation to implementation of the educational intervention.
In addition to the methodological and theoretical principles of educational psychology, will present the main steps of the educational intervention (from the wording of the objectives of the evaluation, monitoring and interpretation of results) techniques to organize, track and manage critical events of the interaction , the principles of programmed instruction, educational technology.
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2. Rollo D., Pinelli M. (2010), Osservare e valutare lo sviluppo, Milano: FrancoAngeli
A lesson topics are treated in their general aspects and in an order that does not necessarily reflect that of the chapters of the books. Classroom space also will be given to: a) investigation and clarification at the request of students, b) screening and discussion of audiovisual c) reading and critical commentary articles d) simulation of assessment tests.
Assessment methods and criteria
The examination includes:
• a written test;
• an oral examination, to be accessed after passing the written test.