Education and research

Also as part of the meetings of the week on the program Educa, on Wednesday 9 May delegations of Mozambique and Brazil and also members of Reggio Emilia have visited the infant toddler center Heron, preschool Andersen and primary school Ballet, where they also had lunch.

In the afternoon visited the Get (local educational groups) “Madres de Plaza de Mayo” in the oratory of San Prospero Strinati.

The experience of visiting the Get has been exciting and meaningful for everyone, including children, through their agent were able to interact and exchange interesting questions with the delegations of Brazil and Africa, creating a fun and powerful moment of exchange and interaction. Get’s educators have exposed the activities and the purposes of these educational groups: after-school organized in agreement with unions, aimed at age group 11-14 years, aimed at children reported by teachers as being more motivated or who need a support in the study. Throughout the city there are 10 Get and are completely free for the families. Get the “Madres de Plaza de Mayo” is open three afternoons a week for a total of 28 children divided into three days and covers three middle schools.

Get’s educators have exposed three areas of research in progress: 1) learning to learn (what does inform? Know what it means?) 2) ecological intelligence (ecology of the mind, how we construct reality) 3) workshops, languages and connections between various forms of art and the boys. Educators themselves are questioning the value of the study given by the children, on how it can become a moment of happiness, as can be appreciated on the collaborative dimension of the task group. Educators with the children reflect on study strategies that they apply at the time of carrying out the tasks.

The boys are joined, through different languages, learning and studing methods. It is often the same group of guys that solves several problems related to the tasks of each other, exchanging ideas and information. After the time of the tasks we also find time to activities, such as the present one on the study of the brain: the boys are studying how the use of the brain and express their thoughts and feelings about it. Were also made observations of the video while the boys were studying and later was made a Powerpoint presentation on the results, so as to allow an exchange of views and ideas also about methods of study.

During the day there was therefore a fruitful exchange of ideas on educational activities and a major confrontation between different realities.


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