Academic Year 2022/2023 - Teacher: KLIZIA CORTESE

Expected Learning Outcomes

This workshop is aimed at the knowledge of the methodologies and strategies aimed at an effective planning and implementation of interventions of education to corporeality in early childhood. The student, following a careful analysis of the relationship between motor skills, cognitive development and learning, will be able to design proposals aimed at enhancing the correct sensorimotor dimension, bodily expressiveness and body-mind synergy in early childhood, based on the knowledge of concept of school inclusion and following good practices for an optimal educational approach in the first years of life.

Course Structure

Lectures including classroom design activities: the lessons are characterized by the active participation of students, which allows them to progressively master the contents, to discuss with colleagues and the teacher on the various topics addressed and to constantly check their own learning levels. There will be moments of individual work (mainly self-assessment) and group, as well as moments of presentation of the material that the students themselves will have produced in the classroom and which will be considered the subject of formative verification.

Required Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of the first elements of motor skills and the basic use of Word and Power Point are required to carry out the assigned work.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance is compulsory.

Detailed Course Content

Teaching tools and methodologies to enhance bodily expressiveness in early childhood.

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1Analysis of the relationship between motor skills, cognitive development and learning
2Proposals for the enhancement of the correct sensorimotor dimension, bodily expressiveness and body-mind synergy in early childhood
3Concept of school inclusion in relation to movement and body expressiveness, with a focus on the role of educators
4Methods and strategies for the design and implementation of early childhood education interventions
5Focus on body education in the presence of children with certified disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and other special educational needs
6Proposal of educational planning workshop activities aimed at enhancing the relationship between playful activity and corporeality

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

Instructional design test.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

What are the origins of the game?; Describe the concept of the body scheme and the stages of its progressive development; Can you define the psychomotor construct in children and how can it be stimulated?; How can play foster emotional education?; What are bodily autobiographies?; What are social games for children from zero to two years of age and what are their characteristics?