Montessori Day | Rai school

It takes place from 20 to 22 May at Fortezza da Basso in Florence Didacta Italy, the most important trade fair dedicated to school innovation. The fifth edition is dedicated to Maria Montessori, innovator of incredible relevance and modernity. His method sought to transform the school model, shifting focus on the student and the construction of knowledge.

Below is the calendar of events dedicated to her:

May 22 11.30 – 13.30 Maria Montessori and the third millennium school: scenarios, perspectives, challenges
Everyone knows Maria Montessori for the revolutionary didactic-pedagogical method that bears her name; but not everyone knows that instead of method she preferred to talk about “help for life”. In fact, from the first orphanage that opened in Rome in 1907, to the extraordinary scientific and philosophical directions in which his thoughts have gone up to the tens of thousands of schools where it is used today on every continent that Montessori has. pronounced is a real vision of the world, a kind of new humanism. Something that, based on the child’s amazing self-upbringing abilities, can harmoniously guide humanity’s progress, and which in a time of new borders and conflicts, environmental crises and geopolitical rifts like the one we experience, is more relevant than ever. The conference will focus on how fruitful the Montessori vision has in school, but also in society, in the third millennium; and it will do so through the experience and testimony of professionals who, in different areas but with the same tenacious conviction, know that the child is the teacher. On rights, inclusion, peace, education to be citizens of the cosmos.

Francesco Favi – Councilor for Culture, Public Education and the Improvement of the Figure and Mindset of Maria Montessori from the Municipality of Chiaravalle; teacher of literary subjects at “Enrico Medi” State High School in Senigallia (AN)
Benedetto Scoppola President of the Montessori Opera – Professor of Mathematical Physics at Tor Vergata
Wassilio’s Emmanuel Fthenaki’s educator, anthropologist, geneticist and psychologist. Researcher of the Montessori method. Honorary President of the Didacta International Verbands
Rita Scocchera – Montessori expert and trainer; member of the board of directors of the Montessori National Opera; Vice President of the Chiaravalle Montessori Foundation; Technical Director of the Ministry of Education – Regional School Office for Marche
Mariangela Scarpini – Primary school teacher at the comprehensive institute “Maria Montessori” in Chiaravalle; Ph.d. in pedagogical sciences; contract professor at the Department of Education at the University of Bologna and research fellow at the Department of Education and Humanities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Milena Piscozzo Principal of Riccardo Massa School District in Milan. Head of Montessori High School National Experimental Network.

May 22 16: 00-18: 00 “All women: get up!”
Maria Montessori is known by all for her pedagogical method, few remember her fight for women’s rights, in connection with women’s organizations born in Rome and around the world between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th. century.
“All women: get up!” it was the heartfelt appeal that Montessori addressed to Italian women in 1906 through the pages of the newspaper “La Vita”. With these strong words, he invited them to join the electoral commissions of their cities to ask for the vote, as no law formally forbade it. It was a custom that even ten Marche teachers rebelled against, responding to the call. Between quarrels and fights, their request was initially accepted by the Court of Appeal of Ancona, the only case in Italy, by an enlightened judge, and although it was later rejected by the Constitutional Court, it caused quite a sensation.
The performance is based on this extraordinary story in our country, which took place right in the educational system of educated and brave women, and then expands our view on the issue of hard-fought rights, precisely through the strength of female solidarity. It is often said that women do not know how to make a joint fair, but history shows that they bravely united can make a difference. It was not until 1946 that women’s voice was won, and women have not yet reached full parity, especially in terms of political roles. The belief that a world of peace would only be possible in the balance between the two sexes that allowed the distinctive qualities of women to be expressed was one of the cornerstones of Montessori’s heartfelt writings “on the side of women,” which she fought for. for with all his heart. itself. There is still a long way to go, but no action is in vain if it is carried out with strength and conviction, as demonstrated by the suffragettes of Marches and all the women who united brought epoch-making changes to history.

SIMONA LISI / instructor and author
ANDREA FAZZINI / collaboration with the director
FILIPPO MANTONI / organization
Collective Production Links in collaboration with Ventottozerosei Association with support from Ancona Municipality.
With the support of the municipalities of Chiaravalle, Montemarciano, Corinaldo, Sirolo. Protected by the Commission for Equal Opportunities for Men and Women in the Marche Region

May 20-21-22 – Permanent exhibition dedicated to Maria Montessori

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