Body and Disability – Laboratory (2018/2019)

Course code
4S003707
Name of lecturer
Michele Scandola
Coordinator
Michele Scandola
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
M-PSI/02 - PSYCHOBIOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. 2A dal Feb 18, 2019 al Mar 30, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Students attending the Laboratory of Body and Disability will acquire the knowledge and skills to approach disability from a new point of view. In particular, the course will focus on bodily aspects, which can influence persons and disability.

The expected outcomes are:

KNOWLEDGES
- Know the Embodied Cognition Theory, namely the strict relationship between cognitive proceses and body.
- Know the main cognitive and bodily aspects of disabilities.
- Virtual reality and body interaction

ABILITIES
- Apply the Embodied Cognition Theory in several contexts.
- Apply body exercises to develop or maintain cognitive functions.

Syllabus

The activities will include frontal lessons, group works, motor and virtual reality experiences, in order to develop a knowledge and an experiential corpus.
The main topics will be:
- Embodied Cognition Theory
- Body and Autism
- Body and Spinal cord injuries
- Body and dementia
- Virtual reality as a tool for the body and disability

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Michele Scandola Dispense del corso (Edizione 1)  

Assessment methods and criteria

The assessment will be made on the written reports and participation of the students made during the course.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018