Developmental and educational psychology [Cognomi M-Z] (2009/2010)

Course code
4S02384
Credits
9
Coordinator
Daniela Raccanello
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO 5 M-PSI/04-DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Sem. 2B Daniela Raccanello
PSICOLOGIA DELL'EDUCAZIONE 4 M-PSI/04-DEVELOPMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY Sem. 2B Carmen Gelati

Learning outcomes

Module: PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO
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The aim of the course is to offer some conceptual and methodological instruments necessary to study developmental processes, referring to the main theoretical approaches and the possible applications. Moreover, these processes will be taken into account considering the interactions among social, cognitive and affective aspects.


Module: PSICOLOGIA DELL'EDUCAZIONE
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The course is aimed at providing students with a critical knowledge about the main theoretical approaches of learning. It will focus on cognitive and sociocultural perspective. In particular, cognitive, metacognitive and motivational aspects of learning will be analyzed.

Syllabus

Module: PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO
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The course will deal with the main aspects of perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, affective and social development, considering different ages (infancy, childhood, adolescence). There will be frontal lessons and active forms of learning, with the possibility to gain a deeper knowledge through exercises or analysis and critical discussion of texts chosen by the students or from other bibliographic sources.

Texts for the exam
1) Barone, L. (2009). Manuale di psicologia dello sviluppo. Carocci, Roma.
2) One of the following texts:
Battacchi, M.W. (2004). Lo sviluppo emotivo. Laterza, Roma.
Genta, M.L. (2002). Il bullismo. Bambini aggressivi a scuola. Carocci, Roma.
Lecce, S., & Pagnin, A. (2007). Il lessico psicologico. La teoria della mente nella vita quotidiana. Il Mulino, Bologna.
Marchetti, A., Di Terlizzi, E., & Petrocchi, S. (2008). Fiducia e coping nelle relazioni interpersonali. Carocci, Roma.
Montuschi, F., & Palmonari, A. (2006). Nuovi adolescenti: dalla conoscenza all’incontro. Edizioni Devoniane, Bologna.
Rollo, D. (2007). Narrazione e sviluppo psicologico. Aspetti cognitivi, affettivi e sociali. Carocci, Roma.


Module: PSICOLOGIA DELL'EDUCAZIONE
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Introduction to Educational Psychology
The cognitive perspective of learning
The sociocultural perspective of learning
Metacognition and self-regulation in learning
Individual differences in learning
Motivation to learn

Texts:
Boscolo, P. (1997). Psicologia dell’apprendimento scolastico. Aspetti cognitivi e motivazionali. Torino, Utet.
Chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11.

Bandura, A. (Ed.) (1996). Il senso di autoefficacia. Aspettative su di sé e azione. Trento, Erickson.
Chapters: 1, 6.

Assessment methods and criteria

Module: PSICOLOGIA DELLO SVILUPPO
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Written exam with open-ended questions, eventually associated with an oral exam.


Module: PSICOLOGIA DELL'EDUCAZIONE
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Written examination with open questions.