31/01/2010 – 31/12/2013
Jointly awarded PhD in Cognition and Education Sciences

Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy ; The Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne, Australia
(From 16-02-2012 to 26-05 2013 at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne, Australia)
Thesis title: Entrepreneurship teaching in vocational education. A comparative study in Italy and Australia using the Change Laboratory (in English).
Research streams: European key competencies for lifelong learning; entrepreneurship education; vocational education and training; capability approach; sense of initiative and entrepreneurship; Cultural Historical Activity Theory; Change Laboratory; comparative educational policies.

15/09/1999 – 04/07/2004
Laurea Magistrale in Work and Organizational Psychology

Faculty of Letter and Philosophy, The University of Parma, Italy. Mark (110/110). Thesis title: Lotto, Superenalotto, Totocalcio: Gamblers in the Mirror (in Italian)..


From 1/11/2017 to 31/07/2018
Fulbright Research Scholarship. Ohio University.

Evaluation of three entrepreneurship education programs in Ohio. This study aims to identify a set of learning outcomes for entrepreneurship education that can be adapted to the European cultural environment and applied to lower- and upper-secondary education

From 01/08/2015 to 31/07/2017
Marie Curie Research Fellow

(Secondment at Ca’ Foscari University from December 2015-to May 2016)
CRADLE - Centre for Research Activity Development and Learning, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland
EntreLab project for teacher training in entrepreneurship education in vocational education.
Within Cultural Activity Theory, use of the Change Laboratory workshops for teachers continuous training in enterprise education. PI: Yrjo Engestrom

01/05/2014 – 30/10/2014
Post Doctoral Researcher

Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy.
Study “Boundary crossing to prevent school leaving” financed by the province of Mantua, Lombardy region. Tasks: organization of boundary crossing workshops for entrepreneurship education; assessment and certification of the students’ employability skills with authentic problem solving situations.

12/10/2007 – 15/10/2009
Cognitive Psychologist and Trainer

The Feuerstein Institute (former ICELP, the International Institute for the Enhancement of Learning Potential), 47 Narkiss st., 91077 Jerusalem, Israel. Assessing, treating, and teaching children and young adults with learning disabilities through Feuerstein's theories and instruments for cognitive enhancement (intelligence, strategies, organization, mediation of competence, creativity). Report writing. Language of the sessions: English, French, Italian.


12 – 14/01/2018
USASBE 2018, Los Angeles, California. “Teaching a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship with constructive alignment in tertiary non-business contexts”.

06 – 08/09/2017
International Entrepreneurship Education Conference. Glasgow Caledonian University.  

06 – 08/07/2017
EGOS Colloquium 2017: sub-theme, Activity Theory and Organizations. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. “The Change Laboratory for in service teacher training in entrepreneurship education”.

07 – 09/07/2016
EGOS Colloquium 2016: sub-theme, Activity Theory and Organizations. University of Naples, Italy “Teacher training in enterprise education. 7 challenges”.

14 – 15/09/2015
Enterprise Education Conference, YKTT 2016, Jyvaskyla, Finland “Teaching the European key competence of the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship”.

Poster presentation at CICERO Learning, Brain, Technology. Helsinki, Finland “Teaching entrepreneurship in an entrepreneurial way, mission impossible? From experiential learning to expansive learning”.

24 – 25/09/2015
Enterprise Education Conference, YKTT 2015, Pori, Finland “The entrepreneurial laboratory for teacher training in enterprise education”.

02 – 05/07/2014
EGOS Colloquium 2014: sub-theme, Activity Theory and Organizations. Erasmus University, Faculty of Management, Rotterdam, Netherlands “Entrepreneurship Teaching in Vocational Education. A comparative study in Italy and Australia using the Change Laboratory”.

23 – 26/04/2014
University-Industry Interaction Conference, Eada, Business School, Barcelona, Spain “Entrepreneurship Teaching in Vocational Education. A comparative study in Italy and Australia using the Change Laboratory”.

Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work (CRADLE), University of Helsinki, Finland. Presentation of PhD project “Entrepreneurship teaching through the Change Laboratory”


September 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
SIREF (The Italian Society for Research in Education and Training).
University of Bozen Summer School
In 2014 also organizational secretariat.



Jan 2017 - April 2017
Erasmus + projects evaluator. KA3 program “VET-Business Partnerships on Work-based learning and Apprenticeships”. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).

INVALSI in-school observer for the administration of the INVALSI low stake tests.

9/2010 – 4/2011
Participation in SUV project (Sistema Universitario Veneto per la Mobilità Professionale e Formativa). Project meetings and process of competence assessment, validation and certification for young adults with a bachelor or master degree: in group administration and scoring.

7/2011; 7/2010; 3/2010
Learning week projects sponsored by the Lombardy Region with a network of Institutes of Mantua for students’ cognitive enhancement, organization, strategy and creativity. Length: one week each/ 40 hours.

1/2010 – 6/2011
Project of cognitive enhancement for students with special needs at USL Bologna. Clinical work with students; educators and teachers’ training and supervision. Parents’ training and consultations. 200 hours work.



Mother tongue: Italian
Listening C2 ; Reading C2 ; Speaking C2 ; Writing C2
IELTS test on 26/08/2012 average band score 8/9

Listening A2 ; Reading A2 ; Speaking A2     
French skills learned at secondary low school and in Israel working with special needs children, young adults and their parents.
Hebrew    Listening A2 ; Reading A2 ; Speaking A2 ; Writing A1
Ivrit Ramat Bet Certificate in May 2009


Very good command of Microsoft Office and Open Office Tools, especially presentations (also with Prezi), text documents and spreadsheets.

Good command of research databases: EBSCO and Science Direct, Eurydice and VOCED PLUS, Scopus.
Good knowledge of referencing software (Endnote, Zotero) anti plagiarism (Turnitin/Urkund).

Statistical tools, good command of IBM SPSS Statistics.
The researcher knows and can use descriptive and inferential statistics.


01/03/2012 – 30/09/2012
Masters of Education Policy (International), the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. The University of Melbourne. Courses followed: Comparative Education Policy; Education Policy and Reform in Australia.

08/08/2011 – 26/08/2011
The Helsinki Summer School, Diploma in Activity Theory and Formative Interventions, the University of Helsinki (6 ects).

03/07/2010 – 18/07/2010
The European Training of Teachers, the University of Vilnius within the Comenius Lifelong Learning Program, EMETT European project (6 ects).


Morselli, D. (in press). Teaching the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship with constructive alignment in tertiary non-business contexts. Education + Training.

Morselli, D. (in press). How do teachers promote the key competence of the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship? Development and first application of the SIE questionnaire. Education + Training.

Morselli, D. (2017). Teaching the European key competence of the sense of initiative and entrepreneurship. Formazione & Insegnamento, XV(3), 103-122.

Morselli, D. (2016). The entrepreneurial laboratory for teacher training in enterprise education. Formazione & Insegnamento, XIV(3), 75-88. Morselli,

D. (2016). The entrepreneurial laboratory for teacher training in enterprise education, Formazione & Insegnamento, XIV(3), 77-88.

Morselli, D. (2016). Un approccio capacitante di educazione all’imprenditività durante l’alternanza scuola lavoro, RicercAzione, 8(2), 177-196.

Morselli, D. (2016). Teaching academic writing to students with English as second language. Formazione & Insegnamento, XIV( 2), 269-276.

Morselli, D. (2016). La pedagogia dell’imprenditività. Formazione & Insegnamento, XIV(2), 173-186.

Morselli, D., Ajello, A. (2016). Assessing the Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship in vocational students using the European Qualification Framework. Education + Training, 58(7/8), 797- 814.

Morselli, D., Costa, M. (2015). Il laboratorio imprenditoriale per la formazione degli insegnanti all’imprenditività. RicercAzione 7(2), 111-124.

Morselli, D., Cremonesi, M.R. (2015). Laboratorio di contrasto alla dispersione: risultati di un progetto negli istituti mantovani. Formazione & Insegnamento.

Costa, M., Morselli, D., Polesel, J., Rice, S. (2015). Strategies for structural youth unemployment: A capability approach for guidance. Pedagogia Oggi 1, 91-114.

Morselli, D., Costa, M. (2014). Il laboratorio socioculturale di attraversamento dei confini nell’alternanza scuola lavoro. RicercAzione 6(2), 193-210.

Morselli, D., Costa, M., Margiotta, U. (2014). Entrepreneurship education based on the Change Laboratory. The International Journal of Management Education, 12, 333-348.

Morselli, D., Cremonesi, M.R. (2013). L'insegnamento del senso d’iniziativa e d'imprenditorialità in contesti cooperativi. Formazione & Insegnamento, XI, 4, 71-84.

Morselli, D. (2013). Enhancing the Sense of Initiative and Entrepreneurship in VET Students: preliminary results. Formazione & Insegnamento, XI, 1, 247-260.

Morselli, D., Polesel, J. (2012). Entrepreneurship teaching in VET through the Change Laboratory. Formazione & Insegnamento, X,2, 241-254.

Morselli, D. (2011). Il Laboratorio di Attraversamento dei Confini per mobilitare la competenza tra scuola e lavoro. Formazione & Insegnamento, IX,3, 157-166.

Morselli, D., Cremonesi, M.R. (2011). Nella mia scuola nessuno è straniero. L’educazione all’Intercultura attraverso il metodo Feuerstein. Formazione & Insegnamento, IX,3, 161-176.

Garagnani, E., Morselli, D. (2011). Visione d’insieme. L’integrazione di soggetti ipovedenti attraverso il metodo Feuerstein. Formazione & Insegnamento, IX,3, 227-240.


Morselli, D. (under review). The Change Laboratory for Teacher Training in Entrepreneurship Education. Berlin: Springer.

Morselli, D. (2015). Enterprise Education in Vocational Education. A comparative Study between Italy and Australia. Basingstoke: Pelgrave Macmillan. Trad. It. L’educazione all’impresa nella formazione tecnica e professionale. Uno studio comparativo Italia Australia. Lecce: Pensa Multimedia.


Morselli, D. (in press). Una nuova skill agenda per l’imprenditorialità. In: G. Alessandrini. Atlante europeo di pedagogia del lavoro. Milano: Franco Angeli.

Morselli, D. (2017) The boundary crossing workshops for enterprise education. In: Jones P., Maas, G. and Pittaway, L. Entrepreneurship Education: New perspectives on research, policy & practice. V.7, 277-300. Bingley: Emerald. DOI:10.1108/S2040-724620170000007017


Morselli, D. (under review). [Review of the book Working and Learning in Times of Uncertainty: Challenges to Adult, Professional and Vocational Education by Bohlinger, S., Haake, U., Jørgensen, C.H., Toiviainen, H., Wallo, A.]. Formazione & Insegnamento.

Morselli, D. (2016). [Review of the book Il metodo Feuerstein by Kopciowsky, J.] Formazione & Insegnamento, XIV(1), 193-196.

Morselli, D. (2015). [Review of the book Fare ricerca situata in psicologia sociale by Zucchermaglio, C. Alby, F., Fatigante, M., Saglietti, M.] Formazione & Insegnamento XIII (2), 355-6.

Morselli, D. (2014). [Review of the book The Change Laboratory. A tool for Collaborative Development of Work and Education by Virkkunen, J. and Shelley Newnham, D.] Formazione & Insegnamento XII (4), 410-2.


Speech at Roma Tre, Faculty of Education “Teoria e Ricerca Educativa e Sociale” for PhD students

Speech at Roma Tre, Faculty of Education: “Il post-cognitivismo nella ricerca educativa: Engestrom & Wenger” for Master Students in Education
University of Roma Tre (It). SMEQUAL European project to develop the HR professional in SMEs. Participation in the round table as speaker (in English): “The employability skills for growth”.

IPRASE of Trento (It). “L’attraversamento dei confini”.

Presentation of PhD thesis to Bachelor students and Masters students. Faculty of Education, University Roma Tre (It) “L’insegnamento dell’imprenditorialità nella formazione tecnica e professionale tra scuola ed esperienza lavorativa. Uno studio comparativo attraverso il Change Laboratory”.



July 2017
Peer reviewer for Franco Angeli

July 2017
Peer reviewer for Emerald Education + Training

September 2016
Article Editor for SAGE Open Education

July 2016
Peer reviewer for RicercAzione (for the papers in English)

Peer reviewer for Educational Research and Reviews, Journal Review Department

Peer reviewer The International Journal for Management Education (Elsevier)

2015 - 2017
Member of YKKT Finland for entrepreneurship education

Now    Membership of SIPED, The Italian Society of Pedagogy (3 letters of recommendation written by full professors needed)

Now    Membership of SIREF, the Italian Society for Research on Education and Training

2017- 2018
Fulbright Research Scholarship 12.000 $ plus 6.000 $ from OHIO Business School for the accommodation.

In August 2015 Marie Curie European Fellowship of € 179,326 (score 96,20 threshold 70,00/100,00).

Project financed by the province of Mantua (Lombardy, Italy) to contrast school leaving during high school grade IV. The grant €12,500 was diverted to Ca’ Foscari University for my post-doctoral scholarship.

2010 - 2013 During PhD
Two grants of $ 1,000 each from the University of Melbourne to attend summer schools in Europe
A grant of €1,700 from Ca’ Foscari University to attend the Helsinki Summer School 2011.

In 2010 and 2011 I obtained 3 Learning Week Projects financed by the Lombardy Region and the European Commission for a total amount of € 7,500.



2nd semester 2016 at the University of Helsinki
(to be carried out as duty within my Marie Curie Career Development Plan)
Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki.
Entrepreneurship Education for master students in education (5 ects, 40 students)
Assessment and Intervention in Special Education (Basic) for special teachers (5 ects each, 30 students). Topics: Feuerstein’s theory of Structural Cognitive modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience.
Assessment and Intervention in Special Education (Advanced) for special teachers (5 ects each, 30 students). Feuerstein‘s tools: Learning Propensity Assessment Device, Instrumental Enrichment.
All the courses delivered with constructive alignment.

1st semester 2016 at the Ca’ Foscari University
(within my Marie Curie Career Development Plan)    
Academic Writing and Publishing Internationally for PhD students, 20 hours.
The theory of Expansive Learning and the Change Laboratory, 8 hours.

2nd semester 2015 at the University of Helsinki
Organization and conduction of reading group for doctoral students on the Change Laboratory and Activity Theory at CRADLE, 10 meetings, 20 hours. Use of the Moodle platform.

31/01/15 – 31/05/2015
On line tutor for university courses on teacher training.
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Duties: use of the Moodle platform to supervise students, written and spoken examiner, plus corrections of the home essays and tests.

01/02/2013 – 20/05/2013
Professor’s assistant. Subject: Psychological Testing
Professor Terry Bowles. Masters in Educational Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School for Education, the University of Melbourne.
Duties: delivering presentations, assisting students in administering psychological tests and during the final examination.

Article on university pedagogy.

Courses on University Pedagogy 1 and 2.


December 2015 – May 2016
within my Marie Curie project on teacher in service training.
Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Carlo D’Arco di Mantova (Italy)
8 Change Laboratory Workshops (16 hours) for a group of 13 teachers in surveying
10 Change Laboratory workshops (18 hours) for 8 teachers in Logistics
April – May 2016
Istituto Tecnico Tecnologico Carlo D’Arco di Mantova (Italy) and Liceo delle Scienze Umane Isabella D’Este di Mantova (Italy)
Course on the flipped classroom and in class active didactics.  (24 hours, 12 in presence, 12 at home, reading and watching videos).

Istituto Professionale Spallanzani, Castelfranco Emilia (Modena, Italy). Competence and work based learning. Competence Assessment (4 hours).

Co-supervision of a PhD student in Educational Sciences at the University of Venice on work based learning and qualitative research methods.

Co-supervision of a PhD student in Educational Psychology at the University of Parma on methodology of research and thesis writing.

Supervision of a Bachelor student in Philosophy at Ca’Foscary on Cultural Historical Activity Theory and the Change Laboratory.


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