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

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The student will acquire the main instruments and methodologies useful for the actual teaching of law, considering them from the point of view both of their content and of their educational character. The student will become familiar with the many opportunities given by the application of the new technologies to the didactics of law.

Course contents

Modul 1 will deal with the main learning methods for teaching law, with a special emphasis on its educational and civic implications.

The following themes will be considered:

  • elements of pedagogy (main autors and paradigms);
  • elements of general and special didactics (didactocs planning; inclusive didactics, multicultural didactics);
  • analysis of the methodologies for the didactics of law (class, problem solving, cooperative learning, etc; choice of the didactic method), evaluated also in relation to the specific characteristics of the teaching of law;
  • learning assessment in the didactics of law (especially, assessment of the outcomes, and of the project itself).

Modul 2, on the technologies for the didactics of law, will deal with:

  • History and introduction to the technologies for the didactics of law
  • e-learning and law
  • Serious games and law
  • Conceptual and ontological maps for law
  • Law and computational thinking
  • Apps for teaching law


V. Marzocco, S. Zullo. Th. Casadei, La didattica del diritto. Metodi, strumenti e prospettive. Pacini Giuridica, 2019.

Additional teaching materials will be provided and will be made available on the site: https://iol.unibo.it/

For the purposes of the exam, students attending the course are required to prepare a chapter of their choice (La didattica del diritto. Metodi, strumenti e prospettive, edited by V. Marzocco, S. Zullo, T. Casadei, Pacini Giuridica, Pisa, 2019) and the materials that will be published on the iol platform.

Students who are not attending will have to prepare the entire text (La didattica del diritto. Metodi, strumenti e prospettive, edited by V. Marzocco, S. Zullo, T. Casadei, Pacini Giuridica, Pisa, 2019) and the materials published on the iol platform.

Teaching methods

Given the specific aims of the course, some of the classes will follow an interactive approach: beyond the explanations, the students will be involved in discussions and laboratories focused on the methodologies and other topics explained during the course.

Assessment methods

Students will take a final oral exam covering both modules and the exam consists of 3-4 open questions on the entire program.

The final exam is aimed at verifying the knowledge of the topics and tools illustrated during the course and the ability to use these tools to plan a teaching unit in the legal field.

For students attending classes, it will also be possible, in order to assess the learning outcomes, to use written tests or to request short thesis or practical projects.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint slides will be used; possible other material for individual consultation will be indicated during the course.

Students with learning disorders or other impairments who need special aids can point that out to the instructor, who will make appropriate arrangements to that end.

Office hours

See the website of Annalisa Verza

See the website of Monica Palmirani