Università degli Studi di Perugia

Unit DIDACTICS OF BIOLOGY

Course
Biology
Study-unit Code
A0590005
Curriculum
Biodiversita' e gestione delle risorse naturali
Teacher
Roberto Venanzoni
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2021
Offered
2021/22
Type of study-unit
Opzionale (Optional)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa integrata

DIDACTICS OF BIOLOGY - MODULE 1

Code A001163
CFU 2
Teacher Roberto Venanzoni
Teachers
  • Roberto Venanzoni
Hours
  • 14 ore - Roberto Venanzoni
Learning activities Affine/integrativa
Area Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector BIO/02
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Criteria for the design of educational paths on the fundamental concepts of Biology.
Reference texts Course notes.
Texts of possible deepening:
- Syllabus Attività Formativa PF24
- C. Longo, Didattica della Biologia, Ledizioni 2014
Educational objectives Acquisition of the skills necessary for the design of educational paths for the teaching of Biology.
Teaching methods Lectures and discussion in the classroom and in the laboratory.
Learning verification modality Oral examination
Extended program The scientific aspects will be taken care of and educational experiments will be carried out in the laboratory on some central themes of Biology

DIDACTICS OF BIOLOGY - MODULE 2

Code A001164
CFU 2
Teacher Silvana Piersanti
Teachers
  • Silvana Piersanti
Hours
  • 14 ore - Silvana Piersanti
Learning activities Affine/integrativa
Area Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector BIO/05
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Didactics of zoology at school and outside the school: methods, approaches and purposes.
Some basic zoological concepts for teaching:
- biodiversity, with particular reference to its levels, its importance and its threats (the emblematic case of insects)
- Taxonomy and phylogeny: the Linnaean taxonomy and modern phylogenetic systematics, the contribution of the phenetic and molecular approach to the current taxonomy (the emblematic case of vertebrate phylogeny).
Reference texts 1. Metodi e strumenti per l'insegnamento e l'apprendimento della biologia. Con espansione online
Emilio Padoa-Schioppa
Editore Edises 2018

2. Biologia 3. L'evoluzione e la biodiversità. D. Sadava, D.M.Hillis, H.C. Heller, S. Hacker. Zanichelli 2019
Educational objectives At the end of the course It is expected that the students are able to imagine simple educational paths of Zoology aimed at schools of different levels and by referring to fundamental zoological issues such as biodiversity and evolution
Prerequisites Students need good knowledge on Zoology (General Zoology and fundamental Taxonomy)
Teaching methods Lectures in the classroom and some practical activities.
Other information It is advisable to refer to the teaching material provided by the teacher.
The schedule of the lessons and the exams are available on the Department's website: http://www.dcbb.unipg.it
The teacher can be contacted by e-mail for any need (exam dates, concepts).
Additional teaching materials, such as course slides or scientific publications related to the topics discussed, are made available to all students with free access in the uni-studium web site during the course.
Learning verification modality Oral exam
Extended program The Didactics of Zoology in schools of various Orders and Grade. The Didactics of Zoology outside the schools: the Natural History museums, the CEA, the citizen sciences projects.
Basic concepts of animal biodiversity: definition of biodiversity, biodiversity levels, genetic and specific diversity, ecosystem diversity and landscape concept, biodiversity value, direct and indirect use values, non-use values.
Animal biodiversity: Insects. Forms and functions of insects, the reasons for an extraordinary evolutionary success, the diversity of insects: the Orders.
Basic concepts of phylogenetic Taxonomy: the concept of species, the linneian taxonomy and the evolutionary one. Phylogenetic systematics in a phenetic / morphological and molecular key. The case of the phylogeny of Vertebrates: the linneian classes Pisces, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals and their phylogenetic meaning.

DIDACTICS OF BIOLOGY - MODULE 3

Code A001165
CFU 2
Teacher Antonia Concetta Elia
Teachers
  • Antonia Concetta Elia
Hours
  • 14 ore - Antonia Concetta Elia
Learning activities Affine/integrativa
Area Attività formative affini o integrative
Sector BIO/07
Type of study-unit Opzionale (Optional)
Language of instruction Italian
Contents Criteria for the design of didactic courses on the fundamental concepts of Ecology.

Ecology, environment and didactic. Natural and anthropic ecosystems. Biodiversity and biomonitoring.
Reference texts Odum & Barrett: fondamenti di Ecologia, ed Piccin 2007.

Smith TM, Smith RL. 2017. Elementi di Ecologia. Pearson. Benjamin Cummings. Ediz. economica. 2017.

De Marchi, A., 1992. Ecologia funzionale. Garzanti, 316 pp.
Il testo è disponibile, in fotocopia autorizzata, presso:
LIBRERIA MORLACCHI, p.zza Morlacchi 7/9, Perugia
Tel. 075 / 572 5297
E-mail: info@libreriamorlacchi.com
Educational objectives Acquisition of the skills necessary for the design of didactic courses for teaching of Ecology.
Prerequisites In order to understand the concepts covered in the Ecology module, the student must have basic knowledge of ecology. This knowledge is a mandatory prerequisite for attending and not attending students.
Teaching methods Lectures in the classroom and some practical activities
Other information It is advisable to refer to the teaching material provided by the teacher.
Learning verification modality Final written and oral exam on the course contents.
Extended program Didactics of Ecology in schools of various Orders and Grade. The scientific aspects will be taken care of and educational experiences carried out in the laboratory on some central themes of Ecology.
Ecology, environment and teaching. Processes of functioning of environmental systems. A didactic project for ecosystem study: components, factors and functioning. Natural and artificial ecosystems. Anthropic impact on ecosystems and environmental degradation. Biodiversity as a component of environmental quality. Science of bioindication in environmental monitoring. Didactic itineraries on aquatic bioindicators.
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