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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student knows in detail the main aspects of the debate on teaching-learning design and evaluation in education. The student knows the main characteristics of the network of educational services at both regional and national level, and identified the different levels of planning and evaluation. The student knows the different models of Observation of child behavior in education.  He apply various means of observation of child behavior, providing valid and reliable data collection.  He can be defined in different phases, the educational projects of the education service, also in continuity with the families and the local agencies. The student defines specific projects and educational activities aimed at teaching children aged zero to three years. The student knows how to use specific tools and models for Observation of the educational environment and assessing the quality of the services for Childhood. - He is able to use assessment tools / self-assessment of quality in order to reflect on their skills and update their skills, even in work equipe.

Course contents

The course program includes reflection and analysis concerning different aspects of the educator profile in early childhood services, in order to acquire skills: context and child observation in a pedagogical perspective, educational planning, evaluation and assessment. The issues listed are addressed both from a theoretical point of view, presenting the theoretical debate about it, both from a practical, through the presentation and critical analysis of operational tools. Erasmus program students are invited to contact the teacher before the course beginning to talk about texts,  lessons attendency and  examination method .



Other students: see the program pubblished in the italian webpage about this course



Teaching methods

Face to face lessons, group work activities. A section will be developed in e-learning.

Assessment methods

The erasmus student can be tested by an oral test. Please, contact the teacher to arrange a date.

Teaching tools

Slides, video, document analysis, e-learning. The course offers a blended learning environments.  It combines traditional face-to-face classroom methods with the use of moodle platform. The calendar of the face to face lessons will be available two weeks befor the course biginning.

Office hours

See the website of Elisa Truffelli