The objective of the workshop is twofold: on the one hand, it provides the primary basics of research conducted from an archive, and on the other hand teach the student how to process the results of the research in a manner which can be distributed publicly.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the workshop the student will have acquired the ability to orient himself within the archival material against the background of the literature already present on the various topics. They will then be able to use the language tools (language properties, correct specific lexicon) to express, clearly and effectively, individually and in groups, the results of the research. These skills will be acquired through a direct and ongoing meeting with the instructor in the archive and in the classroom, will supervise the students to simultaneously maintain the historical-methodological rigor and creativity during the realization of a public history project. Students unable to attend will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, investigate special readings proposed by the instructor to strengthen their knowledge, and of course contact the instructor both by email and during the office hours.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Title of the course: Action: first attempts of scientific dissemination in the museum "Leonardo da Vinci"
Prerequisites for admission
There are no specific requirements different from those requested for the degree admission.
aimed at providing the student with the essential tools to carry out materials aiming to popularizing 20th century science. - building a bibliography through the available research tools (catalogues and online repertories, dictionaries, databases); - knowing the main types of popularizing tools; - writing up research results by using specific language of the subject. These skills will be first acquired through classes, by practicing on popularizing tools and sources, and then through the individual drafting of a short paper and the production of a video, on the basis of reading and discussion of similar materials available in the Museum. Discussion with the teacher during lectures is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the ability to apply the acquired competence and knowledge. Laboratory is also based on didactic material provided on ARIEL.
Attending students: - knowledge of one of the following books: Merzagora-Rodari La scienza in mostra Mondadori 2007; Mandarano Musei e media digitali Carocci 2018; Cardone - Masi Il museo come esperienza educativa Progedit 2018 sources of the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia "Leonardo da Vinci" of Milan chosen under the supervision of the professor
Non-attending students: completing the programme with the book Guido Ucelli di Nemi (1885-1964). Industriale, umanista, innovatore, Hoepli 2011
International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the lecturer in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English) for preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: evaluation at the end of the course - Type of examination: in itinere assessment and at the end of the course, on the basis of attendance of lectures and writing of a short essay and a video - Evaluation criteria: ability to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; ability for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of expression, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity. - Type of evaluation method: approval of 3 cfu The format of the assessment for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the lecturer.