72865 - Didactics of Italian Language (LM)

Scheda insegnamento

Academic Year 2015/2016

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is able to: master the linguistic contents at the basis of Italian teaching; build consistent learning paths for the development of linguistic skills; identify objectives, tools and teaching methods for each topic.

Course contents

The course, corresponding to 12 CFU, is made of a general part and a single-subject course.

Students who opt for the single exam of 6 CFU shall attend the course in the 3rd period of the academic year (1st February – 19 March 2016) with the ad hoc short programme.

General part: Concepts, methods and tools to teach Italian
General part focuses on the main linguistic contents underpinning the teaching of the Italian language (linguistic and communicative competence, linguistic skills, variation, norm, text, text typologies, role of grammar in teaching activities, readability, cross-sectoral nature of the linguistic elements in the disciplinary learning processes), the linguistic education in Italy, from the point of view of its history, most recent research trends and training methods.

Single-subject course: The teaching of the productive and receptive lexicon.
In the Indicazioni nazionali per il curriculo della scuola dell'infanzia e del primo ciclo di istruzione (2012) lexicon is considered as a specific “learning objective”, subject to tailored traning actions. The course starts with an overview of the linguistic contents related to the lexical field in all its aspects and is devoted to the training activities for the teaching of productive and receptive lexicon, with special emphasis on the L1 training and multilingual classes.

Readings/Bibliography

References for the 12 CFU exam
1. Texts and material available on the e-learning platform of the course.
2. Maria G. Lo Duca, Lingua italiana ed educazione linguistica. Tra storia, ricerca e didattica, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
3. Stefano Telve, L'italiano: frasi e testo, Roma, Carocci, 2013.
4. Elisabetta Jezek, Lessico. Classi di parole, strutture, combinazioni, Bologna, il Mulino, 2011.
 
Non-attending students must complement the programme in place of point 1 with:
A) Luca Serianni, L'ora d'italiano. Scuola e materie umanistiche, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2010.
B) One of the following texts has to be chosen:
- Silvana Ferreri, L'alfabetizzazione lessicale. Studi di linguistica educativa, Roma, Aracne, 2005.
- Maria Teresa Prat Zagrebelsky, Lessico e apprendimento linguistico. Nuove tendenze della ricerca e pratiche didattiche, Scandicci, La Nuova Italia, 1998.
- Lessico e apprendimenti. Il ruolo del lessico nella linguistica educativa, edited by Monica Barni, Donatella Troncarelli and Carla Bagna, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2008.
- Alessandra Corda e Carla Marello, Lessico. Insegnarlo e impararlo, Perugia, Guerra Edizioni, 2004

References for the 6 CFU exam
1. Texts and material available on the e-learning platform of the course.
2. Maria G. Lo Duca, Lingua italiana ed educazione linguistica. Tra storia, ricerca e didattica, Roma, Carocci, 2013 (chapters 1-5).
3. Elisabetta Jezek, Lessico. Classi di parole, strutture, combinazioni, Bologna, il Mulino, 2011 (chapters 1-4).

Non-attending students must complement the programme in place of point 1 with one of the following texts:
- Silvana Ferreri, L'alfabetizzazione lessicale. Studi di linguistica educativa, Roma, Aracne, 2005.
- Maria Teresa Prat Zagrebelsky, Lessico e apprendimento linguistico. Nuove tendenze della ricerca e pratiche didattiche, Scandicci, La Nuova Italia, 1998.
- Lessico e apprendimenti. Il ruolo del lessico nella linguistica educativa, edited by Monica Barni, Donatella Troncarelli e Carla Bagna, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2008.
- Alessandra Corda e Carla Marello, Lessico. Insegnarlo e impararlo, Perugia, Guerra Edizioni, 2004.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and workshops.

Assessment methods

For all students, the exam consists of a written exam (30 multiple choice questions about the readings 2, 3 and 4) and an oral exam. The written exam aims at assessing the knowledge of the concepts, methods and tools to teach Italian; the oral exam assess the ability to use the conceptual tools to design training paths.

Students who regularly attended the lessons complement part of the oral exam with the discussion of a short written essay (maximum 5 pages of 2,000 characters, spaces included). The written essay consists in the preparation of a lesson (materials included) on the topic of the course agreed with one of the professor. The essay must follow the guidelines provided in class.

Students whose mother tongue is not Italian must have a good knowledge of the Italian language, at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Erasmus or exchange students must contact the professor before the beginning of the course.

Teaching tools

Students who regularly attend the lessons can use the reference material provided online. In particular, an up-to-date calendar of the classes and an e-learning platform reserved to attending students.

Office hours

See the website of Matteo Viale