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School of Psychology
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
Course unit
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSN1030515, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNIQUES
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation
Mandatory attendance No
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 SILVIA LANFRANCHI M-PSI/04

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Basic courses M-PSI/04 Psychology of Development and Psychology of Education 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method distance e-learning

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2018 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 LANFRANCHI SILVIA (Presidente)
GINI GIANLUCA (Membro Effettivo)
MAMMARELLA IRENE CRISTINA (Membro Effettivo)
MOSCARDINO UGHETTA MICAELA MARIA (Membro Effettivo)
PULINA FRANCESCA (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge on general psychology
Target skills and knowledge: Theoretical and methodological bases, as well as main topics, of life span psychology
Examination methods: Written exam with 3 open questions. Duration: 1 hour and a half.
The lenght of the answer to each question will be limited to one page. To pass the exam the student has to answer sufficiently to all three questions.
Questions will assess the knowledge of the concepts described in the books. Videos can support learning but do not substitute studying the book.
Assessment criteria: The exam will test the following aspects:
Knowledge of the main topics of developmental psychology
Knowledge of methods of developmental psychology
Use of an appropriate vocabulary for developmental psychology
Attending students will also be evaluated based on the quality of their participation in discussions and practical works.
Course unit contents: 1. Developmental psychology: history, theories and methods
2. Somatic, motor, perceptive development
Development of memory, intelligence and metacognition
3 Emotional, linguistic, moral and social development.
4. Adolescence
5 The Child’s Representation of the World
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes video lessons. Each week discussions and supplementary material will be posted.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The exam will assess the knowledge of the concepts described in the books. Videos can support learning but do not substitute studying the book.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Vianello Renzo, Gini Gianluca, Lanfranchi Silvia, Psicologia dello sviluppo. Seconda edizione. Torino: UTET, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Piaget J., La rappresentazione del mondo del fanciullo. --: Bollati Boringhieri, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Peer feedback
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Students peer review

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

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