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  • Teacher Dina Guglielmi

  • Credits 8

  • SSD M-PSI/06

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Science Of Lifelong Educational Processes (cod. 8780)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Feb 09, 2022 to Apr 28, 2022


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

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training activity the student is familiar with and understands the explicative theories in the environment of Orientation Psychology, with a particular consideration for the practice of guidance and for the typology of orientative and counseling actions- he/she is familiar with and understands aims and professional actions (balance of competences, career counselling, guidance). Is aware of main national and European rules/laws on the subject of orientation and professional training. He/she is able to project and manage informative branches effectively, orientative interventions and evaluation activities of the orientation project.

Course contents

The course will concern four content areas:

- the theoretical models about personal development and school to work transition

- the theoretical models about the career development, with a special attention to the entry and exit work role transitions;

- the vocational guidance interventions (information-guidance-counseling) with a special attention to the practices addressed to the adults;

- methodologies and tools in guidance interventions


1)Guglielmi, D., & Chiesa, R. (2021). Orientamento scolastico e professionale. Bologna: Il Mulino

Other material (slides, papers or other) may be distributed during the lessons.

Teaching methods

The following teaching methods will be adopted during the course: lectures, discussions, tasks assigned to students during the course and group exercises. In order to facilitate the acquirement of knowledge and skills, students will be invited to carry out team works and to elaborate and present papers focused on specific topics/study cases. These activities will be documented by each student in his/her Portfolio (this new tool will be described at the beginning of the course).

Rules and regulations for a correct didactic function:

1) Attendance to lessons is endorsed and will be verified. The final assessment includes two different methods of examination:

1. "in progress" (only for attending students)
2. "at the end of the course"

Obviously, only the attending student will be able to choose the "in progress" mode, the interactive experience proposed in class aims to favour learning and reduce, in part the program to be studied autonomously at home.

2) Students are strongly encouraged to actively participate in the didactic work and to complete the assigned homework.

3) Students are encouraged to actively participate in the course and to progressively study the assigned homework: they are also responsible for keeping up dated on what has been disclosed in class or on the professor's website (including variations of the program and on the programmed activities)

4) It is expected that students behave correctly. This concerns not only avoiding offensive behavior which could be prosecuted on a disciplinary level (e.g copying from class mates or from internet, falsifying data) but also respect of the social rules.

Assessment methods

A) For students attending the course, who choose the "in progress" mode, the following products will be requested and evaluated: 1) Portfolio; 2) Case study; 3) Intermediate and final written examination to check the knowledge of course's contents.

The following marks will be associated to each product:

  • Portfolio (max 8 points)
  • Case study (max 7 points)
  • Examination of the contents (max 15 points)

Instructions relating to these products will be given at the beginning of the course.

B) For students who won’t attend the course lessons, final exam consists of an oral examination concerning the contents of the lessons (slides and any material provided by the teacher and made available on the virtual platform) and the texts indicated in the bibliography.

Teaching tools

During the lessons ppt presentation, papers and articles will be shared with the students and it will be presented some instruments for practical application.

Office hours

See the website of Dina Guglielmi