Fundamentals of chemistry and environment education - EDUCAZIONE AMBIENTALE (2017/2018)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S001190
Name of lecturer
Marisa Bonafini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
BIO/07 - ECOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIB dal Apr 23, 2018 al May 30, 2018.

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Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding skills
At the end of the course the student will have - to know the main theoretical models of environmental education;
-to scientifically know the ecological issues
- to know the eco-systemic dimension of the environment;
-to know the legislation concerning environmental education
-to know the necessary steps to develop an educational project for children aged 6 to 10
Knowledge and skills of applied
comprehension
At the end of the course the student will have to know how to:
- use the tools of the scientific observation;
-design, manage, evaluate environmental education paths following a systemic model, concerning objectives, educational aims, prerequisites and teaching methodologies
-identify the methods to activate synergies with local extra-curricular agencies; - connect knowledge and competences in planning and carrying out educational activities
Autonomy of judgment
At the end of the course the student will have acquired
-the ability to examine different cultural paradigms that underlie the personal ideas of nature, environment, quality of life;
-the ability to analyze the designed educational projects identifying potentialities and points that can be improved;
- the ability to problematize reality and the personal vision of the world;
-the ability to think through connections and metacognitive reflection
Communicative skills
At the end of the course the student will have to:
- know how to use the specific language of ecology in a proper way

Syllabus



COURSE CONTENT
It’s an educational path about environmental education, that will lead to a new way to see reality and to an idea of personal wellness.
“Tale educazione non coincide solo con l’insegnamento delle scienze naturali, né si limita a fornire nozioni riguardo all’ecologia, ma , pur comprendendo tutto ciò, deve proporsi come un’alfabetizzazione nuova, l’alfabetizzazione ecologica che tocca più o meno da vicino i contenuti e le metodologie di molte discipline.” ( Vanna Iori in “ Pedagogia al limite” pag.221 – La Nuova Italia -)

AIM OF THE COURSE
The course offers a pedagogical education to develop innovative approaches about environment, valuing local resources and examining different aspects:
perceptive- sensorial
cognitive
emotional
aesthetic
moral


COURSE PROGRAMME
The course work starts from the students’ previous knowledge, then it will develop, according to a multi-dimensional approach, to explore the following contents:
cultural root of problems related to environment education;
environment education problems;
evolution of educational research in the field of environment education;
open perspective of research;
basis for an ecological education.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Docente del corso Dispensa e appunti del corso 2018 Obbligatoria per l'esame (da richiedere via mail alla docente). Altro materiale didattico e testi integrativi e/o di approfondimento verrano segnalati nel corso delle lezioni.
Luigina Mortari La materia vivente e il pensare sensibile Mimesis - Milano 2017 978-88-5754-008-5 Obbligatorio per l'esame
Duccio Demetrio La religiosità della Terra - Una fede civile per la cura del mondo Raffaello Cortina 2013 Obbligatorio per l'esame (solo i capp. 2-5-8-9)

Assessment methods and criteria

EVALUATION METHODS
Evaluation will be different:
for attending students: preparation of a draft to be discussed on the basis of personal reflection written on the diary.
For non-attending students: written exam to test the knowledge and the skills learned.

Please contact the teacher at the following e-mail:
marisa.bonafini@univr.it

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018