Social sciences and humanities
Subject: GEOGRAPHY (A.A. 2025/2026)
The main goals are to study in depth the relationships with the other geographic disciplines and in particular to understand the relationship between landforms and geomorphological processes. The course is oriented to reinforce the basic knowledge for both infant and primary schools. The course is supplemented by a workshop (1 CFU). Laboratory is particularly oriented to reiforce methods ad tools useful for pre-school education (25%)and primary (75%) schools. Attendance is MANDATORY before the exam. The information about the workshop is available on the dolly.
The course is divided in few parts.
First of all,the Earth as a planet is investigated. Particularly its movements and consequences.Then general evolution of the planets through time is presented.
Particularly attention reinforced with practice activity is paid to cartography and orientation.
Final part of the course concerns landscape transformation. In particular, natural processes such as fluvial, marine, glacial, periglacial and slope pocesses are presented and compared to human landforms.
Lessons, practical and laboratory in restricted group, use of multimedia supports, lectures, field trips.
The exam consists of an oral test which foresees at first the description and interpretation of the Earth's movements, forms and cartography. Then, an evaluation of the student's knowledge on the main geomorphological processes which act on the Earth surface and of related landforms. Particular attention is given to the assessment of the cause-effect relationships within the geomorphological evolution of different morpho-climatic systems.
Knowledge and understanding ability: By means of traditional lessons and interactive discussions, the students learn the principles and methods of geography and physical geography, with particular emphasis on the evolution of the Earth surface.
Capacity of applying knowledge and understanding: By means of practicals and lectures, the student is able to apply the knowledge achieved as a teacher.
Judgment independence: By means of illustrative report, the student is able to analyse, critically discuss and present the laboratorial projects produced.
Communication ability: The written reports enable the student to develop the ability to present the data obtained with an appropriate technical-scientific language and to possibly face a discussion regarding the pedagogical implications of contents acquired.
Learning capacity: The activities carried out enable the student to acquire the methodological skills necessary to positively face the study within the academic and professional career.