94290 - Research Attitude

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SDGs

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

Quality education Decent work and economic growth Responsible consumption and production Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the activity, in order to improve his/her skills as researcher, the student will gain basci knowledge of the national language (Italian, Portuguese, Spanish or Catalan) where she/he is attending classes. The student will become skilled in practical laboratory experimentation and well be aware of the structure and features of research projects and in retrival of scientific information.

Course contents

The CU will be made of three modules with the following contents:

  1. Intensive “survival” language course

    Students will be trained to understand and use a few simple words related to the most common activities of living, accessing public transportation, orientation in urban environment, food and dink in one of the languages of the ChIR consortium (Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Italian) either written or spoken. The will become familiar with the most fundamental grammatic rules of the language.

  2. Laboratory skills

    This module will introduce the students to the most common chemical laboratory practices: weighting; preparing solutions assembling glassware experimental apparatus; performing a reaction; measuring chemico-physical parameters; evaporating a solvent; performing a TLC; utilization of some common analytical instruments. Simple experimental data elaboration and reporting will be pursued.

    The crucial issued of laboratory safety will be faced in a practical environment.

  3. Research skills

Introduction to the general characteristics of a R&ID project: General, responsibilities and report Planning

Project Budget: main aspects

Control and monitoring a Project

Exploitation of the results

Readings/Bibliography

Lecture notes will be available for students.

Teaching methods

In-class exercises and activities. Group working. Discussion of case-study examples. Practical laboratory work

Assessment methods

Each module is assessed independently through homework assignments, written assignment or practical assignment.

The Curricular Unit grade will be the arithmetic mean of grades from the three modules.

Office hours

See the website of Emilio Tagliavini

See the website of Teresa Quarta

See the website of Giuseppe Falini