Training Psychology (2008/2009)

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Course code
Name of lecturer
Adalgisa Battistelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
Sem. I A, Sem. I B

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at (a) building competence in the training process, from need analysis to evaluation; (b) developing the theoretical aspects, the modalities and instruments that characterize each phase; (c) analyzing in depth both the project the and planning of training, and (d) focusing on the methods that are most apt to adult training. Special attention will be dedicated to the analysis of theoretical models, with particular reference to adult learning, to motivation and to participation in training. The course intends to simulate designing of adult training course.


Training psychology: theories and models
National and European Institutional framework of adult training
Adult learning: theoretical principles and modalities
Training process: from deed analysis to evaluation
Need analysis
Training delivery and methods
Training evaluation
Training motivation

Mandatory textbooks:
Quaglino G.P. Fare formazione, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2005.
Battistelli A., Apprendere partecipando, Guerini e Associati, Milano, 2003.

One chosen textbook:
Quaglino G., Scritti di formazione, F. Angeli, Milano, 2001.
Quaglino G., Autoformazione, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2004.
Trentin G., Dalla formazione a distanza all’apprendimento in rete, Franco Angeli, 2001.
Knasel E., Meed J., Rossetti A., Apprendere sempre, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano, 2002.

At the beginning of course further topics will be suggested, which could replace the chosen textbook. Upon agreement with the teacher, it will be possible to propose a book of interest to the student, thus replacing the chosen book.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam.