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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students will have acquired knowledge of the didactic concepts, methodologies and technologies involved in teaching law in a real learning context. They will also acquire the ability to assess, in relation to the context, the methods, contents and technologies applicable to the construction of a concrete teaching activity related to law both in terms of content and in relation to the didactic-educational character of the subject, and to design a teaching activity on this basis.

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


For the purposes of the exam, students attending the course are required to prepare the materials that will be published on the platform of the course "virtuale" and

one chapter at their choise of V. Marzocco, S. Zullo. Th. Casadei, La didattica del diritto. Metodi, strumenti e prospettive. Pacini Giuridica, 2019.

Students who were not attending the course are required to prepare the materials that will be published on the platform of the course "virtuale" and 

the entire volume V. Marzocco, S. Zullo. Th. Casadei, La didattica del diritto. Metodi, strumenti e prospettive. Pacini Giuridica, 2021 (or, if not available yet, 2019).

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.

In order to attend the classes in presence, students must register previously at https://presente.unibo.it [https://presente.unibo.it/], on a bi-weekly basis. Otherwise, like last year, the possibility is given of attending the classes online.


Assessment methods

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

Graduation of the final grade

Preparation on a very limited number of topics; analytical skills emerging only with the help of the teacher; overall correct language → 18-19.

Preparation on a limited number of topics; limited analytical skills; correct language → 20-24.

Preparation on a large number of topics; analytical skills; mastery of specific terminology → 25-29.

Exhaustive preparation; analytical skills above average; full mastery of specific terminology; autonomous argumentation skills → 30-30L.

For students who attended at least the 70% of the classes it will also be possible, in alternative, to have a written tests and an practical assignment for module 1, and a practical test for module 2.

The duration of the written test will be 40 minutes; the grade for this test will be determined mathematically by the number of correct answers; the maximum score obtainable by giving all correct answers will be 30; the use of textbooks and notes is not permitted during the test.

The final mark may be up to 30 cum laude and will be determined by balancing the results obtained in the various stages of the examination.

Teaching tools

Powerpoint slides will be used, and further reading and supplementary materials for individual study will be provided during the course.

Students with special needs related to different forms of disability or to DSA, are welcome to contact their teacher in order to be referred to the contact persons and to arrange the most appropriate measures to be taken.

Office hours

See the website of Annalisa Verza

See the website of Monica Palmirani