94199 - Theories and Models of Educational Mediation

Academic Year 2021/2022

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Teaching and Communication of Natural Sciences (cod. 5704)

Learning outcomes

The course aims to identify the main theories and phases of development of educational through the analysis of the most current methodological and didactic models for teaching. At the end of the course the student: (a) knows the general categories of didactics in formal education contests; (b) knows the main techniques related to working groups; (c) is able to carry out group discussions and build tools for study case analysis; (d) is able to projects in collaboration with local bodies/scientific institutions; (e) is able to identify the most appropriate strategies to promote collaboration between different subjects/entities; (f) is able to use different languages to communicate his or her teaching strategies.

Course contents

The course will address the main issues related to active methodologies and teaching methods, framing them within the broader field of teaching and learning methodologies.

Specifically, the topics covered will be:

- definition of teaching-learning methodlogies; the main education currents: activism, didactic cognitivism, socio-constructivism

- the teaching methods between transmission, activism and cooperation

- laboratory and experiential learning

- continuity between school and community

The course intends to introduce students to an educational planning capable of enhancing the knowledge and use of traditional-transmissive, active and cooperative teaching methods in preschool and primary school contexts, also in a perspective of educational continuity.

Lessons will be on line, on TEAMS platform.



Castoldi M. (2015) Didattica Generale. Nuova edizione riveduta e ampliata. Mondadori:Milano. (NB. attenzione non utilizzare l'edizione del 2010).

Calvani A., Trinchero R. (2019), Dieci falsi miti e dieci regole per insegnare bene, Carocci Faber:Roma.


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Teaching methods

Lessons (inductive, deductive and dialogued); power point presetation, video analysis, papers provided by the teacher during the course.

Assessment methods

The exam is a test; according to the sanitary issue, it would then be managed both in presence and remotely (use of zoom platforms, teams, wind).
Please note that it is necessary to use a computer equipped with a working camera and microphone.

Test with multiple choice questions, true/false questions and short essays. The correction criteria and the modalities ratings will be indicated on the first page of the written test. The Exams will be graded from 1 to 30 (minimum vore is 18/30).

To inscript to the exam please use the Almaesami webside.

Teaching tools

ppt presentations

short movies

material distributed by the teacher during the lessons to encourage discussion

TEAMS platform for remote dispensing

Office hours

See the website of Lucia Balduzzi


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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.