Everything is ready for the fourth edition of Didacta Fair Italy, the most important national event on school innovation which is going to take place online from 16 to 19 March.
The fair which has taken palace in the preceding editions at the Da Basso Fortress in Florence and will return to be a face-to-face event in 2022, presents a scientific programme coordinated by Indire and actively involves the most prestigious Italian Institutions in the field of education and training and the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of University and Research.
There are about 160 events in the programme including conferences, immersive workshops and seminars which deal with various themes ranging from the scientific and humanistic areas and technology, to the learning space. The programme is divided into different types of activities addressed to headteachers, teachers of infant, primary and secondary school, and to the world of university and research.
Among the numerous initiatives we signal those dedicated to music and addressed to primary and secondary school teachers. “Which language does music speak? How does it communicate to us? Inputs of an aware but free listening experience” is the seminar scheduled for 16 march (1 pm-4-pm) where the value of music as a universal language, able to tell abstract and invisible realities, will be discussed.
Also on 16 March, at 6:30 pm begins the event “Designing an interdisciplinary learning unit with music: how and why” during which a design model will be presented using a guide accounting for the different learning phases and giving some examples of possible music teaching activities also in a perspective of integrated didactics.
“Hip Hop Pedagogy”, is the seminar on Wednesday 17 March (1.30 pm – 3 pm) that focuses on the pedagogical value of hip-hop culture, which includes, among other expressive forms, rap music, currently the music genre most listened to by the young.
At 11 am on Wednesday 17 March Ilaria Capua will present “The secret journey of the virus”, her new book dedicated to children to discover the smallest, most mischievous and surprising creatures in the universe. The authoritative scientist, director of the One Health Center of Excellence at the University of Florida together with Marco Cattaneo, Director of Sciences and the National Geographic, will accompany us on a surprising journey to discover those 11 viruses that over the centuries have changed the history of humanity. Viruses that travel, transform and resurface when they seemed to have disappeared forever. Thanks to this book, and to a language suitable for young people, the viruses become a fascinating subject for the discovery of the natural world.
“From the pandemic to the post: psychological skills and resources for a school at the centre of society” is the conference scheduled for Thursday 18 March (from 2 pm to 4 pm) promoted and organized by the National Council of the Psychologists’ Association, with the participation of the president of the Association David Lazzari, Livia Gigliuta (Piepoli Institute), Matteo Lancini (University of Milano Bicocca) and Daniela Lucangeli (University of Padua).