Christian Tarchi - Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Florence
Specialization Courses as a visiting scholar in: Learning Difficulties in Children and Teenagers: Diagnosis and Intervention (University of Florence), Research in Cross-cultural Psychology (University of Queensland), and Research in Clinical Psychology (University of Ulm)
B.A. in Developmental and Educational Psychology from the University of Padua
Teaching since 2008
Christian Tarchi has an extensive research background in topics relative to learning processes, learning disabilities, reading comprehension, computer-supported cooperative learning, scientific conceptualization, and collaborative learning environments. He teaches in the areas of cross-cultural, developmental, and educational psychology.
In his courses, Christian aims to integrate core knowledge instruction with the development of students’ critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills (21st-century skills). His teaching philosophy is based on three beliefs. He believes that students should pursue their own path into each subject, and the teacher needs to create opportunities for deep and meaningful learning (situated learning). He believes that students should have the possibility to collectively explore and test their own hypotheses, to create and share knowledge (knowledge building). He believes that computer-based cooperative learning can boost students’ learning potential in many different ways (use of technology).