Knowledge and understanding: the principles and methodologies of empirical research in education; the main features of the theoretical model proposed by Montessori; embodiment theories;

Knowledge and understanding skills applied: to the design of teaching innovation; to the definition of empirical research drawings;

Making judgements: choose critically and consciously methods and instruments of intervention in the field of empirical research and didactic design.
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Experimentalism (empirical research in education) applied to the design of educational innovation;
Montessori and the innovative force of its pedagogical and didactic proposal,
the topicality of Montessori,
the importance of sensory education;
the role of the body in learning processes.
The mind-brain-education link: Montessori and neuroscience.

Core Documentation

- R. Regni-L. Fogassi, Montessori e le neuroscienze. Cerve, mente educazione, Fefè editore, 2019
- M. Montessori, Il segreto dell'infanzia, Garzanti, 1999.
Digital resources and handouts provided by the teacher on the institutional platform.

Type of delivery of the course

Face-to-face lessons in dialogue form. Discussion of intervention hypotheses, elaborated in small groups. Digital resources will be used to adequately prepare the visit to MuSEd - Mauro Laeng to take a direct look at the Montessori teaching resources. Reading of Montessori writings and group discussion.

Type of evaluation

The final exam will be a multiple choice test, lasting 90 minutes, and composed of 90 questions concerning the whole programme.