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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1030515, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
PS1842, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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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
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

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 of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

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. Terza 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
  • Lecturing
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

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

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