In the summer, the university does not stop and talks about Civic Education

ROVIGO – At the Palazzo Angeli School of Civic Education. Department of Law, University of Ferrara, together with the University Consortium of Rovigo, the Italian Pedagogical Association and the Macrocrime Center, with the sponsorship of the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology of the University of Padua, the Accademia dei Concordi, the Regional School Office of Veneto and the Veneto section of the Italian Association of Lawyers for Family and Children, organized a summer course entitled “Civic Education in Schools: A Law for Training in Complex Thinking, Understanding, and Practicing Laws,” intended for the training and updating of school principals, teachers and educators.

“Law No. 92, of August 20, 2019, provides for all schools of different modalities and levels. the introduction of civic education teachingbegins teacher Arianna Thiene – understood not as the presence of a new school discipline, but as transversal educational itinerary aimed at the training of student-citizens that they are not limited to taking note of their condition, as a set of rights and duties, but that they are also able to know and act in order to favor a transformation, an overcoming of the crisis, a personal and community improvement ”.

Recalling the 2030 Agenda Development Goals, Civic education aims to promote “fair and sustainable development, respectful of the ecosystem, as well as a conscious use of environmental resources”. It is about training a citizen who “promotes respect for others, the environment and nature and knows how to recognize the effects of decay and abandonment.” The aim is to develop citizenship skills in students aimed at encouraging and strengthening respect towards nature and society define why and how to position oneself in the world in relation to other living beings and according to what relationships.

As a result, citizenship skills become a space for character training, requiring the involvement of the territory, and the training of all educational actors, mainly teachers. In this image the continuing education of teachers is destined to become increasingly important so that they understand the importance of their educational action for the planetary era.

In this sense, teaching does not represent a mere informative function, but an action that includes technique and art to involve students in the identification of life strategies. That also requires a new methodology in the teaching-learning path that enhances mutual knowledge, the “difference” of which everyone is a bearer for a coexistence that becomes coexistence and constructive cooperation. “It is crucial to contribute to the development of these important skills to build a business in accordance with our constitutional principles.” says the director of the Law Department of the Rovigo office, Serena Forlati.

Study days, able to combine legal and pedagogical knowledge in the deepening of the fundamental aspects indicated by the law n. 92/2019, will deal with: the Constitution in school curricula and literature for children and adolescents: civic education, a pillar for an inclusive school; digital citizenship education; environmental education, eco-sustainable development and protection of environmental heritage: the objectives of the 2030 Agenda; education for legality and to fight the mafia.

“The common thread, obviously, will be the books, the silent educators … Professor Thiene recalls beautiful bridge to rights. The course will be held in Rovigo at the Palazzo Angeli from Monday 4 to Thursday 7 July and will be taught by professors from the University of Ferrara and the University of Padua and Bologna and by professionals involved in the educational and social field ”.

The scientific coordination is in charge of the teachers Arianna Thiene I Donatella Lombello, the latter also president of the Italian Pedagogical Association. “Pedagogy can offer great opportunities for expansion to the legal aspects, the pedagogy of reading will then be fundamental in this course,” anticipates Professor Lombello.

Member involvement is expected through working groups. Participation in the course (face-to-face or online) is free, but registration is required as places are limited. The registration form must be sent to the e-mail address of the secretariat, .angeli @ no later than Thursday 30 June. For more information visit the link

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