The ADi international seminar, scheduled for 21 and 22 October in Bologna (San Domenico Library, Piazza San Domenico 13), will host this year the cultural exchange between many different European and non-European countries.
Starting with the title of the 2022 edition, “This school no longer has walls. An ecosystemic approach to learning“, the event aims to open up to new horizons, to build a narrative of education based on the ability to work together; on the participation of young people from all parts of the world; and on the values of solidarity, sustainability, and well-being.
The seminar is structured in 3 sessions:
1st session: Friday 21/10 morning
THE CHALLENGE OF CURRICULUM IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
How to redesign curriculum to bridge the gap between today’s content and tomorrow’s needs? How to foster STEM and overcome its separation from humanistic culture? How to tackle curriculum overload? How can a curriculum be flexible? How to embed values in curriculum?
The session is chaired by Maria Teresa Siniscalco. The issues raised above will be discussed by: Fabio Minazzi, professor of philosophy of science, student of Ludovico Geymonat, scholar of scientific humanism; Miho Taguma, Project Manager of the OECD Education and Skills 2030, who has long been involved in curriculum analysis at international level; Giulia Baccarin, the young and brilliant CEO of MIPU, with a specific dedication to enhancing the scientific education of girls; Amna Habiba, an exceptional sixteen-year-old Pakistani girl who fights for education, especially for STEM education, for girls and boys in her country and beyond; David Price, expert in organizational innovation, creative lecturer and international trainer, awarded by Queen Elizabeth II the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
2nd session: Friday 21/10 afternoon
Equity, excellence, inclusiveness
The second session, chaired by Roberto Ricci, gets to the heart of the learning ecosystems and, within this framework, addresses three fundamental themes: equity, excellence and inclusiveness.
These issues will be addressed by: Larry Rosenstock, founder and past CEO of High Tech High schools of San Diego in California, based on a smart combination of digital technology and craftsmanship; Andreas Schleicher, Director General of the OECD Education and Skills Division, whose book World Class, how to build a 21st Century School System, is a mine of information, tips and strategies for anyone involved in education; for Australia, Stephen Harris, who splits his commitment between Sydney and Barcelona where he directs Learnlife, a pioneering learning ecosystem; Edmund Lim, a profound connoisseur of education in Singapore, where he worked as a teacher at all educational levels, and as head teacher to then move to the private sector, in a global cyber education company; Paolo Barabanti, an INVALSI researcher, who has a particular interest in excellence in Italian schools, a sector that is underestimated and neglected in our country.
3rd session: Saturday 22/10 morning
NEUROSCIENCE AND LEARNING
How to re-imagine teaching, time and space
The third session, chaired by Giulia Guglielmini, addresses the issue of the application of neuroscience to school, analyzing how it affects teaching, time and space.
These issues will be addressed by: Filippo Gomez Paloma, Full Professor at the University of Macerata, known for his particular interest in Embodied Cognition, of which he has followed specific applications in various schools; for England: Dave Strudwick, head teacher in the United Kingdom, the United States and China and now the founder and principal of an innovative school in Budapest, the REAL School; for Israel: Guy Levi, known for introducing innovative pedagogies not only in his country, an expert on the subject of time in learning; for Denmark: Lene Jensby Lange, honorary member of ADi, founder and CEO of Autens Future Schools, a consulting agency specializing in the transformation of schools with specific reference to the design of learning spaces. The ADi President, Alessandra Cenerini, will draw the conclusions.