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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course student will be able to: understand and analyze similarities and differences of the various approaches and models of design and evaluation in education; - know, understand and be able to analyze the different educational design and evaluation strategies; - communicate in written and oral form, the results of monitoring and evaluation activities to different kind of stakeholders; - understand and discriminate different methods and techniques to design the monitoring and evaluation of educational processes; - identify different design and evaluation requirements in relation to school system features and educational services characteristics; - analyze educational projects that promote network participation of local services; - analyze educational situations and identify strengths, weaknesses and potential improvements starting from monitoring data; - plan educational activities; - identify the most appropriate strategies and tools to enhance his own cultural and professional skills.

Course contents

The course is aimed at deepening the theories of design and evaluation in education and to develop students' knowledge and skills about methods and tools for designing and evaluating.


Required texts:

- Lipari D. (2009), Progettazione e valutazione nei processi formativi (3a edizione), Edizioni Lavoro, Roma (Capitolo II “La progettazione” e Capitolo III “La valutazione”, pp. 63-210);

- Leone L., Prezza M. (2014), Costruire e valutare i progetti nel sociale. Manuale operativo per chi lavora su progetti in campo sanitario, sociale, educativo e culturale, Franco Angeli, Milano (pp. 1-130; 225-254);

- Giovannini M. L., Marcuccio M. (2012), Ricerca sulla valutazione di un progetto scolastico innovativo. Scelte e interrogativi, Franco Angeli, Milano (pp. 1-108).

- Marcuccio M. (a cura di) (2017), Dispensa di Teorie e metodi di progettazione e valutazione dei processi educativi (a.a. 2017/18) [Disponibile sulla piattaforma Moodle]

Teaching methods

Blended learning: lectures and group work activities (to be carried out both in presence and via online sessions).

Assessment methods

During the course, formative assessment activities will be carried out. They (mainly consisting of offline and online feedbacks) aim to self- and hetero-regulation of the learning process by peers and teacher.
The final assessment will be carried out by a written test (lasting two hours and half), structured with closed and open-ended questions.

To pass the written exam, students are required not only to understand the knowledge (declarative, procedural and situational) present in the materials on the platform and / or in the texts included in the bibliography, but also to apply them in simulated situations, to grasp their interconnections, to identify their assumptions and consequences.

Teaching tools

Presentations on computer. Authentic materials.

Office hours

See the website of Massimo Marcuccio

See the website of Elisa Truffelli