Teaching History

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/01 M-STO/02 M-STO/04
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course provides knowledge of the cultural and civic aims of history and that of the main tools (cultural, technical, research, methodology) for education in the field of history.
Expected learning outcomes
The course is aimed at making students aware of the themes and problems related to the teaching of history and its cultural and civic aims, the genres of historiography, the public use of history, source documents and their interpretation, educational tools and new technologies. Acquiring the ability to critically assess sources and teaching materials available to the school will enable the student to effectively formulate educational designs with an open mind towards multidisciplinary integration.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course: History taught. Issues, proposals, methods and experiences
Module 1: Issues: history taught in the contemporary world
Module 2: Inside history: sources, methods, interpretations, transmission of knowledge
Module 3: Methodological and didactic reflections: is there a "crisis of the fourteenth century"?
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the admission to the MA degree in historical science
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is not compulsory but recommended. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations and laboratory activities are envisaged
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Knowledge of the following two volumes:
PANCIERA W., ZANNINI A., Didattica della storia. Manuale per la formazione degli insegnanti, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2013
MONDUCCI F. (a cura di), Insegnare storia. Il laboratorio storico e altre pratiche attive, UTET, Torino 20183
Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
Knowledge of the following volumes:
PANCIERA W., ZANNINI A., Didattica della storia. Manuale per la formazione degli insegnanti, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2013
MONDUCCI F. (a cura di), Insegnare storia. Il laboratorio storico e altre pratiche attive, UTET, Torino 20183
And, by agreement with the teacher:
the essays available on ARIEL (https://ariel.unimi.it), on the website dedicated to the course in Medieval History LM by prof. G. Albini: G. Petralia, Crescita ed espansione, in Storia medievale, Donzelli, pp. 291-318; J. Day, Crisi e congiunture, in La Storia, I, Medioevo. I quadri generali, UTET, pp. 245-273

Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the three following volumes (one in list A and two in list B):
LIST A:
PANCIERA W., ZANNINI A., Didattica della storia. Manuale per la formazione degli insegnanti, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2013
ACCARDO A., BALDOCCHI U., Politica e storia. Manuali e didattica della storia nella costruzione dell'unità europea, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2004
PINGEL F. (a cura di), Insegnare l'Europa. Concetti e rappresentazioni nei libri di testo europei, Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Torino 2003
CAVALLI A. (a cura di), Insegnare la storia contemporanea in Europa, Il Mulino, Bologna 2005
LIST B:
MONDUCCI F. (a cura di), Insegnare storia. Il laboratorio storico e altre pratiche attive, UTET, Torino 20183
GRECO G., MIRIZIO A., Una palestra per Clio. Insegnare ad insegnare la Storia nella scuola secondaria, UTETt, Torino 2008
RIDOLFI M. (a cura di), Verso la Public History. Fare e raccontare storia nel tempo presente, Pisa, Pacini, 2017.
COLOMBI V. et alii, I linguaggi della contemporaneità: una didattica digitale per la storia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2018.
- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the three following volumes (one in list A and two in list B) and the essays of LIST C:

LIST A:
PANCIERA W., ZANNINI A., Didattica della storia. Manuale per la formazione degli insegnanti, Le Monnier Università, Firenze 2013
ACCARDO A., BALDOCCHI U., Politica e storia. Manuali e didattica della storia nella costruzione dell'unità europea, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2004
PINGEL F. (a cura di), Insegnare l'Europa. Concetti e rappresentazioni nei libri di testo europei, Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli, Torino 2003
CAVALLI A. (a cura di), Insegnare la storia contemporanea in Europa, Il Mulino, Bologna 2005
LIST B:
MONDUCCI F. (a cura di), Insegnare storia. Il laboratorio storico e altre pratiche attive, UTET, Torino 20183
GRECO G., MIRIZIO A., Una palestra per Clio. Insegnare ad insegnare la Storia nella scuola secondaria, Utet, Torino 2008
RIDOLFI M. (a cura di), Verso la Public History. Fare e raccontare storia nel tempo presente, Pisa, Pacini, 2017.
COLOMBI V. et alii, I linguaggi della contemporaneità: una didattica digitale per la storia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2018.

LIST C, by agreement with the teacher:
the essays available on ARIEL (https://ariel.unimi.it), on the website dedicated to the course in Medieval History LM by prof. G. Albini: G. Petralia, Crescita ed espansione, in Storia medievale, Donzelli, pp. 291-318; J. Day, Crisi e congiunture, in La Storia, I, Medioevo. I quadri generali, UTET, pp. 245-273
International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office (serviziodsa@unimi.it or ufficiodisabili@unimi.it).
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/01 - MEDIEVAL HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Professor: Albini Giuliana
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