A white paper on the school of the future

This article is part of a series created by Yezers, which in collaboration with ScuolaZoo has made a white paper on the School of the Future. In it, some guidelines have been drawn up so that the Italian school can not only educate but educate children. The first episode introduces the issues addressed in the White Paper.

Contents

The introductory pillar and perhaps the one with the greatest resonance in the White Paper is the one attached to the content. It is about what is the basis of the school as it is commonly understood, or the content of teaching.

As always argued, our idea of ​​the School of the Future is based on the concept of responsibility. The school is responsible for training, and not just educating, students to help them fit into the society in which they live and want to live, with very important consequences for the very specific organization of the curricula and the subjects to be taught. i. That is why the White Paper proposes the introduction of new topics, designed to broaden the spectrum of the content transmitted, and in addition, an update of the content of the topics already present in the program is proposed to ensure a completely and above all present.

Goes into the details of the new content proposed, organization of meetings for the development of the so-called Critical sense it would help students to think with an “open mind”, inform themselves, hear the opinions of others and learn to recognize what is true, from what is not. Furthermore, teaching inSustainable civic education be able to deal with issues that concern not only the conservation of the environment and natural resources, but also the construction of living environments, cities, lifestyles that are inclusive and respect people’s fundamental rights, the protection of the tangible and intangible assets of communities.

Also deal with the theme of Mental health it is important: all too often forgotten, it has been revived by the pandemic and by the devastating effects it has had on the psyche of people of all ages. It is important to help students become familiar with their minds and bodies: Stressed situations have a negative effect both physically and mentally, so it is important to immediately give students tools to counteract it and live this period as best they can. .

Another subject that should make up the curriculum of any high school is that education Financial, aimed at promoting a development program that provides the younger generations with the necessary competencies to make informed choices in the economic and financial field in the future, both as citizens and as users of financial services.

Finally, we can not forget the subject of technology, including the subject of computer languages, whose relevance has grown exponentially in recent years, but which until now is not yet part of the standard curriculum in all schools.

In addition to all the new content types mentioned so far, the problems are also contained in the school subjects that are still taught, which have outdated and outdated content. We are thinking of history teaching, whose program does not even mention recent developments that are pushing hard beyond World War II. The same applies to Sports, which must also educate students in topics such as first aid, and religious education, which should be revised by taking a more international and contemporary view, in accordance with the current context.

Simply put, the reform of the education plan must aim to make it more modern and interesting, but we believe that it can not be the only point of improvement that the School of the Future must integrate into itself: the way in which the various contents are transferred has an equal so crucial. The reader will find Yezer’s and ScuolaZoo’s suggestions on this topic in the next post: stick around!

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