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School of Science
NATURAL SCIENCE
Course unit
DIVULGATION AND NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEOLOGY
SCO2045688, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
NATURAL SCIENCE
SC1178, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 12.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DIVULGATION AND NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEOLOGY
Website of the academic structure http://scienzenaturali.scienze.unipd.it/2018/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/biologia/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-SC1178-000ZZ-2017-SCO2045688-N0
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge DIETELMO PIEVANI M-FIL/02
Other lecturers ELENA CANADELLI M-STO/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/06 Mineralogy 3.0
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography 3.0
Core courses M-PED/03 Special Didatics and Pedagogy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Laboratory 1.0 16 9.0 No turn
Lecture 11.0 88 187.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 DIVULGAZIONE E MUSEOLOGIA NATURALISTICA 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 PIEVANI DIETELMO (Presidente)
CANADELLI ELENA (Membro Effettivo)
PAGANI LUCA (Supplente)
6 DIVULGAZIONE E MUSEOLOGIA NATURALISTICA 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 CANADELLI ELENA (Presidente)
PIEVANI DIETELMO (Membro Effettivo)
PAGANI LUCA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Disciplinary contents, in the areas of Natural Sciences and Evolutionary Biology, normally acquired during the first degree (3 years) are expected. Basic interests in science dissemination, and for science & society topics, are also requested.
Target skills and knowledge: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATIONAL IN NATURAL SCIENCES
Dissemination, education and popularization in Natural Sciences, namely:
- General and updated knowledge of communication and teaching of Natural Sciences;
- application of teaching communication skills to formal and informal context;
- application of science teaching methods to formal and informal didactic settings;
- basic skills in science communication, dissimination, science education and science exhibitions;
- case studies in interactive and multimedia science communication (science festivals, scientific exhibitions, open labs, etc.)

MUSEOLOGY
The course aims to contribute to the cultural education of naturalists who intend to carry out post-graduate work in naturalistic museums and in other exhibitory and/or promotional structures. It prepares students for a future in naturalistic museum management by offering a comprehensive overview and analysis of how natural history museums function
Examination methods: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATIONAL IN NATURAL SCIENCES
Practical examination: individual report on a specific topic that will be decided with the teacher, or the implementation of a real project of science dissemination in the field. It is meant to realize or simulate a didactic formal or informal project in science communication.

Museology
Students at the end of the course are asked to develop a project in the form of a short essay (paper). This will be used for evaluation and final scoring during the oral exam. The oral exam evaluates also the competences of the students about the items presented during the course.
Assessment criteria: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATIONAL IN NATURAL SCIENCES
- Class group exercises and working in team;

• Customization, autonomy, interiorization and elaboration of the proposed topics and case-studies and real projects in the field.

Museology
• Classroom Interaction and participate in the dialogue
• Customization, autonomy, internalization of the contents of the elaborate about a case-study.

BOTH:
- attendancy is mandatory, due to the interactive approach in the classes.
Course unit contents: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATIONAL IN NATURAL SCIENCES
A. Elements of general and disciplinary Didactic:
• Definition of didactic as a science: differences between general and disciplinary didactic
• Theories and models; learning styles.
• Proposing didactic schemes.
• Informal and formal didactic, definition, and relations.

B. Communication and disclosure:
• Communication structures and barriers
• Communication styles
• Goals, means, and methods of science communication
• Scientific disclosure of contemporary science
• Elaborating the communication
• The role of language in science formation
- Didactic, science communication and scientific method.

C - Science communication in current languages (video, radio, tv, social networks, etc.)

Museology
• History of museology and the origin of the natural history museums. Introduction to the contemporary idea of museum.
• Different types of museums.
• Museums and the law (national and regional).
• The functions of the museums: scientific research, conservation and management of collections.
• Museums and biodiversity.
• Catalogation of natural history museum material
• The deposit of the museum as place of maintenance and exploitation.
• Exhibition planning and designing. Museology and museography.
• Museum communication.
• Educational activity, the museums and the media, new languages in the museums (reading, theater, music, art, show).
• Accessible museum: analysis of the different targets, needs and strategies of communication.
• Audience research in informal learning settings.
• The professions in museums.
• Museum management.
• The safety in the scientific museums.
• Museums and web.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATIONAL IN NATURAL SCIENCES
The course alternates classes supported by multimedia tools and interactive methods: guided thinking, brainstorming, simulations, guided exercises, project work, case studies.

Museology
Lectures, brainstorming, case-studies, visits to museums and collections.

Attendancy is mandatory.
Additional notes about suggested reading: SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND EDUCATIONAL IN NATURAL SCIENCES
The teacher will provide word and mulitimedia files along with an abundant bibliography and sitography related to the specific topics of the program. The bibliography for the examination will be divided in a common institutional part and in a monographic part (one case study).


Museology
Notes from lectures, scientific journal articles and books
Sitography and case-studies. The bibliography for the examination will be divided in a common institutional part and in a monographic part (one case study).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • (DIVULGAZIONE) ARTICOLI E TESTI DI RIFERIMENTI SU COMUNICAZIONE E DIDATTICA DELLA SCIENZA, Saranno comunicati nelle prime lezioni. --: --, 2018.
  • (DIVULGAZIONE) ARTICOLI DI RIFERIMENTO SU COMUNICAZIONE E DIDATTICA DELLE SCIENZE NATURALI, Saranno comunicati nel corso delle lezioni. --: --, 2018.
  • (MUSEOLOGIA) edited by Eric Dorfman, The Future of Natural History Museums. --: Routledge, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo
  • (MUSEOLOGIA) Aa. Vv., Muséum Manifesto: What Future without Nature?. --: Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, 2017.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Story telling
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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