Basis and Teaching of Geography - LEZIONE (2018/2019)

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Name of lecturer
Emanuela Gamberoni
Number of ECTS credits allocated
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Language of instruction
Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B

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Learning outcomes

Module A – Basics
Educational objectives
At the end of this module students will know the theoretical framework of geography (main phases of its historical evolution, epistemological, conceptual and methodological bases, topics and problems). The aim is to acquire the fundamental knowledge of geography necessary to set up teaching.

Educational objectives
At the end of this module students will be able to organize and carry out an effective didactics of geography in nursery school and primary school.


A- basics
- Earth and World
- methods, tasks and tools of geography
- the main paradigms characterizing the historical evolution of the geographical science.
- geographical concepts: environment, landscape, place, space, territory, region.
- Geography and geographies: concepts, topics/problems, geographical areas.
- Cartography.
- Sources.
- National and International Geographical Associations.
- Geography and other sciences.
- Geography and Didactics of geography

- The educational value of geographical knowledge
- The curriculum according to the dispositions of law
- The didactic design of geographical knowledge
- The didactic use of the main tools and sources of/for geography
- Field trips for geographical education
- Professional updating

Didactic approach
Interactive lessons, group work, seminars, possible excursion.

Italian. During the first meetings the ability to access materials in other languages will be assessed.

- DE VECCHIS G., FATIGATI F., Geografia generale, Roma, Carocci, 2016.
- GIORDA C., Il mio spazio nel mondo, Roma, Carocci, 2014.
- PASQUINELLI D'ALLEGRA D., La geografia dell’Italia. Identità, paesaggi, regioni, Roma, Carocci, 2009 (ultima ed 2015).
- GUARAN A., Infanzia, Spazio e Geografia, Bologna, Patron, 2011.
- MINISTERO PUBBLICA ISTRUZIONE, Indicazioni Nazionali - Geografia.

During the course the International Charter on Geographical Education and specific articles of magazines - such as “Ambiente Società Territorio - Geografia nelle scuole” and “J-Reading - Journal of Research and Didactics in Geography” – will be indicated.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
DE VECCHIS G., FATIGATI F. Geografia generale Carocci, 2016
GIORDA CRISTIANO Il mio spazio nel mondo CAROCCI 2014
GUARAN A. Infanzia, Spazio e Geografia Patron 2011
PASQUINELLI D'ALLEGRA D La geografia dell’Italia. Identità, paesaggi, regioni CAROCCI 2015

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test (open-ended).
In the evaluation will be considered the knowledge acquired, the correct use of geographical terms, the grammatical correctness, the syntactic competence.