I hold a PhD in Education and Communication Sciences. Since 2016 I have been a lecturer in General Didactics (didactic planning) and since 2019 a conductor of the General Didactics Laboratory at the Brescia campus of the Catholic University (degree course in Primary Education Sciences).
I have been collaborating with CREMIT since 2015. The topics I mainly deal with concern the effectiveness of teaching and learning processes and, specifically, EAS and multi-modal systematic observation methodologies. I am an expert in didactic planning and special activities; teaching and special pedagogy; general didactics and history of motor education.
Since 2019 I have been teaching the laboratory in “General Didactics” at the Catholic University of Brescia.
Since 2019 I have been involved in two large projects:
• “The use of mobile devices in primary school classes. A research-training path” a two-year research-training focusing on supporting and training teachers in using tablets as educational devices.
• “Prism: giving light to new dimensions of educational wealth” a four-year project which aims at combating educational poverty through various didactic, laboratorial, and training interventions in some of the main Lombard provinces.
Studies and professional training
I graduated in Education and Training Sciences at the Catholic University of Milan (2013) and, subsequently, in Pedagogical Sciences (2015) with a thesis entitled “Videogames to become competent” under the supervision of Prof. Simona Ferrari.
In 2015 I started my PhD in Education and Communication Sciences at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Here the collaboration with a group of psychologists allowed me to develop specific skills on quantitative research methods and, in general, to develop a great interest in the qualitative-quantitative research methodology.
My PhD research is entitled: “Situated Learning Episodes: EAS teaching to increase involvement and encourage deep learning. A multi-method research in upper secondary school” in which, through an experiment conducted in an Equal Institute in the province of Milan, I deepened my knowledge on the EAS method, which has emerged as an effective approach, especially from the point of view of student engagement (behavioral, emotional and cognitive involvement).
I also gained significant skills on the design of educational laboratories (I designed a workshop course entitled “Learning by skills: designing and evaluating in the upside-down class”, proposed to students of Education and e-tutoring activities in a Blended Psychology course aimed at training current and future teachers.
In the 2018/19 academic year I won a scholarship to conduct research activities within the project “Multi-modal observational analysis of student engagement in the context of lab teaching activities”. Here I was able to deepen my knowledge on the systematic observation of laboratory robotic activities, with specific attention towards the design, implementation, and monitoring of all phases of the research.
I mainly deal with the effectiveness of teaching/learning processes; communicative effectiveness, especially within the school environment; the EAS method; systematic and multi-modal observation methodologies; designing of observational tools (coding grids); devising tools for systematic observation of behavior (Theme Coder, Behavior Coder, Lince Coder, etc.).