The countdown to the second edition of Didacta Italy, the most important trade fair in Italy on adult education, has started. The event scheduled from the 18 to the 20 October was presented today to school leaders and operators in the sector. The presentation was participated in by: Cristina Grieco, Councillor for education of the Toscana Region; Domenico Petruzzo, Director General of the Regional School Office of Tuscany; Cristina Giachi, Florence’s Deputy Mayor; and Giovanni Biondi, President of Indire.
Didacta is addressed to teachers, school leaders, educators and tutors, professionals and entrepreneurs in the school and technologies sectors. This year the event has a wider exposition area and scientific programme. More than 170 companies are going to participate with many confirmations from last year and new Italian and international businesses, including important organisations and associations operating in the supply-chain of school end education, ranging from publishing and IT to furnishing and refection.
Fair Didacta was included by the Miur in the multiannual plan for teachers’ training and was created with the aim to innovate teaching, encourage debate on the world of education and create an new platform as a meeting point for schools and companies operating in the education sector.
The 2018 scientific programme, with more than 185 immersive workshops, debates, conferences and meetings, coordinated by Indire, is organised into different school levels to facilitate teachers in choosing the events according to their themes and school levels.
In the 2018 edition there will be also workshops for children from 0 to 6 years old, regarding childhood themes linked to arts, books, new media, outdoor education and creative use of disposable materials.
Among the themes developed in the workshops there will be also the innovation of the educational model, robotics, 3D printers, music teaching, CLIL, and the use of technology at school. Parents and new media, how to transform the educational spaces of infant schools, methodological approaches and support for the small schools will be also discussed.
In the programme there are also national conventions on Erasmus+, eTwining and Educational Avant-garde. Another important breakthrough is the section devoted to hotel schools.
IUL online university is the technical partner providing a blended educational offer including in person seminars during the fair, and online activities on the university platform. Thanks to the agreement with Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze that foresees the purchase of 150 IUL’s pathways by the Foundation, the seminars will be available for free on the Didacta fair website for the teachers operating in the provinces of Florence, Arezzo and Grosseto.
«An event that makes Florence the capital of the school of the future – Cristina Giachi, Florence’s Deputy Mayor emphasized – after the success of the first edition last year, from 18 to the 20 October, the Da Basso Fortress will turn once again into a laboratory for ideas».
«Didacta is a most needed national appointment that gives central stage to the school and its many potentials – Cristina Grieco, Councillor for education of the Toscana Region, declared – the participation in the first edition made us understand how crucial it is to host an event dedicated to the school world».
«Fair Didacta Italy – Giovanni Biondi, president of Indire, stated – is a place for dialogue and confrontation on the innovation processes affecting Italian schools and beyond. Many activates have been proposed in this second edition: this is a unique occasion for professional updating and confrontation on the school of the future».