- Epistemological and methodological foundations of teaching Earth Sciences. - Methodological approaches for teaching Earth Sciences. - Laboratory teaching and field experience as a methodology for learning Geosciences. - Methodologies and teaching technologies for studying the relationship between Earth Sciences and society: environmental education, sustainable use of geological resources, prevention of natural hazards, conservation of cultural heritage. - Teaching and learning processes mediated by the use of new technologies - Textbooks for Earth Sciences: approaches and structure - Analysis of the effectiveness of multimedia educational tools for studying Earth Sciences - Overview of the school legislations and rules, and ministerial guidelines related to the teaching of geosciences in the first and second level secondary schools.
Prerequisites for admission
Key concepts of Earth Sciences
Lessons and activities.
Personal notes and scientific articles indicated in class University texts relating to the various disciplinary areas indicated by the teachers
Assessment methods and Criteria
The exam consists in an oral test which includes the verification of the key concepts of Earth Sciences for teaching and the discussion of a report relating to a lesson/laboratory activity proposed for a secondary school, referring to the concepts of didactics of Earth Sciences.
The knowledge under evaluation will concern: the key concepts of Earth Sciences for teaching, the teaching and learning processes mediated by the use of new technologies, the ability to use the teaching methodologies and technologies proposed during the course and the ability to organize a lesson calibrated for the chosen school and the ability to relate the topics discussed with the current society.