Englishmen come to Italy to learn how to make playschool

English teachers come to Italy to learn how to make a good play school. Some time ago, we took care of the Forghieri community playschool in Modena, on the occasion of a beautiful initiative on the subject of art, which also caught our readers’ attention. The same school is now a delegation of English teachers who have arrived in the city to study and digest their knowledge of the Modena education system, one of the most advanced in Italy.

On this occasion, the 4 and 5 year old school children Forghieriaccompanied by their teachers, they went by train to Reggio Emilia for the art exhibition entitled “From Wassily Kandinsky’s spiritual abstraction to John Cage’s enlightened silence“Am Palazzo Magnani. It is not uncommon for schools to introduce children to the knowledge of the arts in such a practical and engaging way. It is also tiring, because at that age, getting up early in the morning, by train, in the cold, and then after a walk from the train station to the exhibition on foot, the commitment is really important. The children were led on a path that connected Kandinsky’s visual art with the musical research of 1992-deceased American composer John Cage, based on the use of silence. “We went to this exhibition – the teachers explained to us – at the suggestion of the teacher, who holds the refresher course and the training of the arts for teachers, because we traditionally offer the children every year a proposal that gives them the Brings the world of art closer together and that it’s connected to the path that is carried out in the section and in the workshop, especially during these first months of the school year, we have been researching the color, paying particular attention to the primary colors, and observing them in the changing seasons and in the surroundings. That’s why we suggest families take this journey, both to raise awareness for children and to showcase suggestions through visual arts and music, as well as to get to know the most important painters of contemporary art.

The initiative just mentioned fits in well with the many good educational practices that have always characterized the tradition of the playschools of the municipality of Modena. A tradition that is also well-known abroad, so much so that it led some thirty teachers from England to visit some of them to deepen their knowledge of the Modenese school system, as part of the Erasmus + KA1 projects.

The Anglo-Saxon delegation visited the municipal playschool Forghieri and two days after kindergarten Zeta Village managed by the Foundation [email protected] To greet the approximately thirty English teachers, along with educators, experts, pedagogical coordinators of the community, were also some parents. It was they, proficient in English, who exposed the guests to the characteristics and uniqueness of the projects that the children and their teachers developed in the school.

The English teachers come from the municipalities of Croydon (London) and Northampton with which two Erasmus + projects funded in the KA1 School Education Sector are implemented for the mobility of pupils and teachers. The delegation – as they know it from the Modenese city council for education – went to Modena to explore various creative projects that were proposed in the city’s playschools, from music, to art, to teaching the English language. , and with which they are developed and manufactured. . Particular attention is paid to the role that children play in our schools in their knowledge and in the choice of projects that are carried out exactly according to their interests, and to the structures that the development of children and d. ‘Promote outdoor spaces, therefore paid for. on the role that the environment and nature play in education. In fact, outdoor education is a pedagogical practice that has consolidated in the pedagogical services of the city over the last ten years “.

Recently, the Modena Council also approved Piano Gardens of Modena Zerosei Building the futurethus, the guidelines for the promotion and expansion of green spaces present in educational services, in order to further develop the Outdoor Education Project, which identifies nature and the external environment as a privileged place, where children can experiment, learn and relate with children.

Finally, Grazia Baracchi, a high school teacher who is always committed to the inclusion and prevention of discomfort in sports clubs, was welcomed by the City Council’s Piazza Grande. Professor Baracchi, who is also responsible for Vocational Training, Sports and Equal Opportunities, wanted to emphasize “the richness of the exchange of experiences and the importance of the Modena model in the field of 0/6 services, whose quality is long also be recognized across national borders.

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