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School of Psychology
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
Course unit
METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENT (Ult. numero di matricola pari)
PSP6075521, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
DEVELOPMENTAL, PERSONALITY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS PSYCHOLOGY
PS2295, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF DEVELOPMENT
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 SABRINA BONICHINI M-PSI/04

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

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

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

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: It is useful to have a general knowledge about human development, typical and atypical, in its various aspects
Target skills and knowledge: The course is aimed at learning the general principles for child evaluation in several areas of development, through the knowledge of the istrumets available for the Italian population, placing them within the theoretical background and debate, discussing the ways of use, the strengths and weaknesses, to promote the acquisition of integrated and critical assessment skills
Examination methods: Written exam with around ten multiple choice and two open questions; available time: one hour and a half
Assessment criteria: The evaluation criterion for multiple choice questions is their correctness. The evaluation criterion for open questions is the exhaustivity: the questions are open, to give way to the student to demonstrate the completeness of his preparation on the topics studied. For every topic, completeness of information will be considered with respect to theoretical bases and possible applications in the field of health psychology
Course unit contents: Introduction to the evaluation of the child: the distinction between direct and indirect methods; the observational method; age-related issues in child assessment; the evaluation protocol; link between research and assessment.
The assessment of cognitive skills: prenatal evaluation; neonatal evaluation; sensorimotor scales; evaluation of direct and indirect speech; evaluation of symbolic play; intelligence.
The evaluation of socio-emotional development: attachment bond; temperament; social skills; emotional competence.
The evaluation of the development context: parenting; ecoculture.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The topics will be covered through lectures and discussion of the material presented, with research and clinical examples, videos and practical exercises.
Students' participation is highly encouraged.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Bonichini S., Valutazione psicologica dello sviluppo: metodi e strumenti. Roma: Carocci, 2017. introduzione, Capp. 1,2,3,4, 7, 9,10,11,15,18 Cerca nel catalogo
  • Thomas M. Achenbach, Advancing Assessment of Children. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s153: Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15374424jccp3403_9
  • Axia G. Bonichini S., L'osservazione dello sviluppo umano. Roma: Carocci Editore, 2001. capp. 3 e 4 Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Problem based learning
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Video shooting made by the teacher/the students
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Good Health and Well-Being Quality Education Gender Equality