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Developmental Psychology and Educational Sciences


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The Bachelor's Degree or Baccalaureate course in Developmental Psychology and Educational Sciences promotes the acquisition of basic knowledge and skills in educational and psychological sciences needed for an accurate analysis of complex human behaviour and relationships, especially those relating to education.
The programme offers a basic level of training, required to access the Master's Degree in Educational Psychology offered by the Faculty, and to work as a professional psychologist.

Learning outcomesBack to top

At the end of the course of study graduates must demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the complex and diverse field of educational and psychological science;
  • to have acquired critical and evaluative knowledge of the various psychological models;
  • to be able to identify the psychological implications of educational activities, in order to analyse the psychosocial, evolutionary and dynamic issues they present;
  • the ability to observe all aspects of educational situations, including using individual and group clinical assessment tools;
  • to have the required theoretical and methodological knowledge to administer and interpret psychodiagnostic techniques for the evaluation of the intelligence and specific abilities of those in their development years;
  • to have acquired the communication skills required for educational interaction, both at an individual and institutional level;
  • to have acquired adequate computer skills for communication and information management;
  • to know and use a foreign language.

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At the end of the course graduates will be able to collaborate with other professionals, and particularly with psychologists, in different educational and social contexts:

  • counselling and careers guidance;
  • training teachers and social workers;
  • identifying forms of disadvantage and risks, and acting to prevent them;
  • designing and implementing parenting support initiatives.

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The Bachelor’s Degree Course covers three years, during which 180 ECTS credits must be obtained. To obtain the credits required to graduate, students must carry out the required training activities (courses, seminars, workshops) and an internship, as stated in the study programme.

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Degree recognitionBack to top

The Licentiate and PhDs of the Pontifical Faculty of Educational Sciences «Auxilium» are of pontifical right. For civil purposes, the degrees are valid in accordance with the laws in force in the various countries and the particular rules of each University.

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CoordinationBack to top

FIGUEROA EGUIGUREMS Karla
JEAN BAPTISTE Marie-Judith
NDERI Lucy Muthoni
STEVANI Milena
SMERILLI Alessandra
STRAFFI Elisabetta
VERGARI Maria Grazia

Further informationBack to top

The education of man is a human awakening

Jacques Maritain