30803 - Professional Skills Laboratory: Pedagogy II (G.C)

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

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the laboratory the student is able to:

- master some of the key concepts of developmental psychopathology with a psychodynamic perspective, with particular reference to intra and inter-individual psychological factors involved in individual’s development during the life cycle;

- face and manage the psychological dynamics in developmental age within the classroom, favoring a relational dimension;

- predict and manage dysfunctional relational behaviors observed in educational and school contexts during preschool and school age;

- identify risk and protection factors, with a particular eye on the dimension of emotional intelligence as a specific variable for children’s well-being;

- develop projects aimed at promoting emotional intelligence during development.

Course contents


1. Theoretical elements of dynamic psychology: the emotional significance of intra / inter-individual communication

2. Elements of developmental psychopathology: the role of protective factors in children’s and adolescents’ risky behaviors prevention within educational settings

3. Development of techniques for managing emotional aspects in classroom:Affective education programs, ,Circle-time and the ABC of emotions,Self-description technique, Sculptures technique

4. Drawn stories technique in the context of psychoeducation


  1. Scafidi Fonti M.G., La Grutta S., Trombini E (a cura di) (2015). Elementi di Psicodiagnostica. Aspetti teorici e tecnici della valutazione. Franco Angeli, Milano (capitolo 11).
  2. MANCINI G., TROMBINI E. (2017). Intelligenza Emotiva. Teoria, ricerca e intervento nei contesti psico-educativi. CLUEB, Bologna

Teaching methods

Lectures, interactive teaching, role-playing, group discussions on psycho-educational topics, and experiential exercises.

Assessment methods

Group project and oral presentation at the end of the laboratory.

Teaching tools

Projector, board, paper material to support the acquisition of knowledge.

Office hours

See the website of Elena Trombini