THE DIDACTA ITALIA FAIR IS PRESENTED, FROM 20 TO 22 MAY IN FLORENCE
Didacta Italia participates again, the most important trade fair dedicated to school innovation, aimed at teachers, school leaders, teachers, educators, professionals and entrepreneurs in the school and technology sector. The fifth edition of the fair, which is presented to the Ministry of Education, is dedicated to the educator Maria Montessori. The fair takes place from 20 to 22 May in Florence: 250 training events, including conferences, workshop immersions and seminars. An absolute novelty in the 2022 edition is the creation of 6 departments, to show teachers special and innovative environments in the school of the future. Among the new proposals in the area at Didacta 2022, the space is dedicated to sports and that in vocational schools, while a separate section will deal with the green area, where initiatives on eco-sustainability education will be organized in the schools. “With the 2022 edition returning, Didacta plays the role of collecting and understanding the best experiences, making the common legacy of the great commitment of these two years – commented Minister of Education Patrizio Bianchi – The school is this: an extraordinary common efforts to give everyone the opportunity to participate in collective life “.
STUDENTS BITE THE DANGER: “67% PREFER THE LESSONS IN THE PRESENCE”
High school students reject distance learning: more than 67% prefer face-to-face teaching, and 70% of young people have more difficulty following distance learning. These are data from the survey of high school students conducted by Istat and referenced to 2021. The survey reveals a negative opinion not only about teaching, but about the entire period of social distancing: 49% of the interviewees felt the lack of classmates very school; the presence of friends decreased for 50% of the students, while the use of chat and social networks to communicate increased. The pandemic has also worsened the financial situation of families (a difficulty reported by 29.4% of young people), and 50% of students reported connection problems at home. “Boys and girls experienced for the first time a completely new way of ‘going to school’ while staying at home – Istat emphasizes in its report – The ‘forced’ use of distance education has certainly introduced a change of pace in ‘use of ICT but also new elements of inequality associated with pre-existing digital and socio-economic divides ”.
‘CAMPUS DEL NON BORDER’ LANDERS ON THE ISLAND OF PROCIDA
Three days filled with activities, explorations and innovative workshops to question the concept of frontier. From 5 to 8 May, 35 pupils, 20 teachers and 10 school leaders from 8 Italian regions gathered in the magnificent surroundings of the island of Procida for the ‘Campus del non confine’. Procida is, in fact, “the island that does not isolate”, as the slogan, with which it was awarded the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2022, reads: a crossroads of millennial cultures, a meeting place where borders are transformed into an infinitely feasible. The initiative, conceived by IIS ‘Einaudi’ in Rome in collaboration with IIS ‘Caracciolo’ in Procida, with the protection of the municipality of Procida – is part of the broader project called ‘Human interaction’ dedicated to the implementation of cultural and digital innovation of children, especially using the SteAm approach. The program includes drone and viewer workshops for augmented reality, night walks on the island, sea exploration and 360 ° underwater shooting, co-design workshops and workshops to stimulate students to go beyond the rigid notion of boundaries.
DOUBLE DEGREE, BINETS: “OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS”
Medicine and economics, law and psychology, biology and chemistry. From today, students and female students will not necessarily have to choose only one course of study, but will be able to participate in both, thanks to the law on double degrees, which gives each student the opportunity to enroll in two different programs at the same time. “An opportunity for young people – said Senator and Academic Paola Binetti – We want the ability to consider work as a driving force for development for the whole country based on the synthesis of different knowledge. We want a particularly brilliant leadership class is capable of development and innovation processes “. It was discussed in connection with a conference organized in the Senate and promoted by the senator himself. An opportunity for dialogue between academics and students from Roman universities with the participation of Stefania Basile, Vice-Chancellor of the Sapienza University of Rome and Professor at the Faculty of Medicine; Eugenio Guglielmelli, Professor of Engineering and Protector at the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome and Maria Cinque, Professor at Lumsa University of Rome. Also in the room the students from the Roman universities who said they were excited about this new opportunity.
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