Psychobiology, neurosciences and educational contexts (2018/2019)

Course code
4S003379
Name of lecturer
Valentina Moro
Coordinator
Valentina Moro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 1B dal Nov 19, 2018 al Jan 12, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about the biological networks underlying human behaviour, learning processes and educational activities. In addition, regarding the application of knowledge to pedagogy, fundamental concepts of neurosciences and their integration with educational activities will be discussed.

Syllabus

Introduction to Psychobiology
The biological basis of behaviour: from neurons to neuronal networks
Cerebral plasticity and education
Memory and learning
Neurosciences and education
The social brain

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Matelli Umiltà Il cervello Il mulino 2007 978-88-15-11943-8
Moro V. Filippi B La plasticità cerebrale SEID 2010 978-88-89473-12-2
Della Sla S (a cura di) Le neuroscienze a scuola Giunti 2016 978-88-09-78855-8
Purves D, et al. Neuroscienze Cognitive (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2015 Questo testo è consigliato esclusivamente ai fini di consultazione

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open questions regarding the different parts of the course. Some questions about the bases of nervous system, perception and cognition will be asked in order to evaluate the general knowledge of the students. Regarding the application of knwoledge to pedagogy, the students' group activity on the contribute of neurosciences to education will be evaluated.
For the non-attending students the second part of the exam will be done with open questions.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018