Basis and Teaching of Geography (2020/2021)

Course code
4S001192
Credits
9
Coordinator
Emanuela Gamberoni
Academic sector
M-GGR/01 - GEOGRAPHY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Lezione 8 Sem. 2A, Sem. 2B Emanuela Gamberoni

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 1] 1 Lab. 2B Emanuela Gamberoni

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 2] 1 Lab. 2B Ancora Da Definire

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 3] 1 Lab. 2B Ancora Da Definire

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Laboratorio [Gruppo 4] 1 Lab. 2B Ancora Da Definire

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Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to teach the main aspects of the geographical theoretical framework, from a epistemological, conceptual and methodological point of view. The course concerns the key elements of geography that are necessary to create the teaching practices. The course intends to give elements useful to plan and act efficient teaching strategies for geography in the primary and pre-primary school.

Syllabus

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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 B – DIDACTICS - 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. Language Italian. During the first meetings the ability to access materials in other languages will be assessed. bibliography - 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.
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Assessment methods and criteria

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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.
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