World-Class Learning

Teaching methods

Students will take part in interactive lessons, based on case studies, flipped classrooms, laboratories and a regulatory clinic.

The Regulatory clinic is based on the exercises performed during the study visits to the Italian Senate and to the Chamber of Deputies. Here students are confronted with specific problems related to law-making (e.g. drafting, or consistency of a given rule with European or constitutional principles). Moreover, the class will take part in real consultation processes. For instance,  in 2017, all students were asked to answer the on-line consultation launched by the Italian Senate concerning draft Guidelines for Consultation. After the adoption of the Guidelines, the practitioners who worked on them were invited to an in-class confrontation with students on the weak and strong points of the consultation process and on the content of the Guidelines. Moreover, in 2018-2019, students were also asked and supported in answering two other public consultations launched by the Ministry for infrastructures and transports, the first was about some articles of the legislative decree on public procurement, and the second  concerned the main topics to be addressed by the regulation implementing the above mentioned legislative decree and its consistency with the European regulation

Prof. Rizzolli and Prof. Costanzi will address the experimental methodology in decision-making, involving students in designing and performing in-class experiments 

Attendance and active participation in class are mandatory. Failure to comply with this rule compromises the student’s chances of participating in the internship and will affect the modality of the  final exam.

In-class exercises 

During the course, students can be asked to perform in class exercises. The evaluation of in-class activities  can contribute to increase your final mark to up to 10 additional points.

  • Some topics are addressed through flipped classrooms, in order to improve the ability to interact in interdisciplinary groups and to clearly expose  the learning outcomes. Students organised in small groups will prepare a lesson on the materilas provided by the professor and will give a class presentation over the following week 
  • Sometimes, at the end of a class, students are asked to fill a "1-Minute Paper". It  is a classroom assessment technique: within 1 minute, students must organize their thinking on the class’s major points. The exact questions to be addressed in the paper can be changed. The 1- minute paper is not a simple list of topics covered during class but it must be a concise summary of the class itself. See here 3 samples of one positive and two negative 1-minute papers
  • Students can also be exposed to questions or can be asked to solve problems related to major class topics within 30 mins
  • The performance in the regulatory clinic will also be evaluated