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This exam is present in the following Optional Group


The Course aims to introduce to and stimulate methods of teaching art history in high schools, throught traditional and innovative, online and offline resources. From the virtual classroom to the flipped lesson, from edutainement to the debate, from Clil to Byod, from the Lim to the electronic attendance register - to name just a few - the course also introduce the students to the terms and the daily praxis of the teaching profession, with particular attention to the cross-fertilization, inclusion programs and interdisciplinary planning.





The course presents a selection of best practices in art history high school teaching methods, both traditional and experimental, with a special focus on the resources offered by new technologies and the web. The class includes: 36 hours of lessons in the classroom, with both theoretical and empirical approaches that require students’ participation; 12 hours of workshops to take place in museums, cultural foundations, and exhibition venues. Topics include: hardware and software tools for teaching, gamification as an inclusive learning method, web resources for research in art history, study materials and skills assessment in the digital era.

Adopted texts

Texts for attending and non-attending students:

La storia dell’arte raccontata da Ernst H. Gombrich, Leonardo, 1995 (or other edition)
Guido Benvenuto, Mettere i voti a scuola. Introduzione alla docimologia, Carocci, 2003 (chapters 2,3)
Agata Boetti, Il gioco dell’arte. Con mio padre Alighiero, Electa, 2016

Direct knowledge of the websites www.art-usi.it e www.didatticarte.it




Knowledge of the subject of the teaching in the upper secondary school. Motivation to approach methodologies to be integrated to the traditional and frontal teaching.

Study modes

The course includes 36 classroom hours + 12 workshop hours (the lattest either in and out of the faculty). Classrooms are scheduled on Saturday morning, from 9 to 1 pm, in room 1 of the Art history department. Workshop hours include visits to be communicated by the docent in itinere. First lesson is Saturday, October 6th 2018, last lesson Saturday, January 26th 2019. Possible variations will be communicated by the docent.

Exam modes

To acquire the 6 ECTS, the candidate must present a lesson proposal on a topic of art history chosen by the student in agreement with the teacher. The lesson proposal – to be delivered at least 10 days before the exam - will be the starting point of the oral exam.

Exam reservation date start Exam reservation date end Exam date
08/01/2019 22/01/2019 23/01/2019
03/02/2019 12/02/2019 13/02/2019
08/02/2019 21/02/2019 22/02/2019
27/03/2019 07/04/2019 08/04/2019
03/06/2019 12/06/2019 13/06/2019
20/06/2019 30/06/2019 01/07/2019
01/07/2019 09/07/2019 10/07/2019
30/08/2019 05/09/2019 06/09/2019
14/09/2019 20/09/2019 21/09/2019
08/11/2019 15/11/2019 16/11/2019
10/01/2020 16/01/2020 17/01/2020
18/01/2020 23/01/2020 24/01/2020
Course sheet
  • Academic year: 2018/2019
  • Curriculum: Curriculum unico
  • Year: First year
  • Semester: First semester
  • SSD: L-ART/04
  • CFU: 6
  • Attività formative affini ed integrative
  • Ambito disciplinare: Attività formative affini o integrative
  • Exercise (Hours): 12
  • Lecture (Hours): 36
  • CFU: 6
  • SSD: L-ART/04