The first high school exam, written Italian, is over. 7 ministerial tracks in which students were able to express “the feelings they felt during this period”
After two years of reduced-mode testing, the exam of maturity for high school students. A formula that seems (more or less) as we knew it, with two written tests and an oral test waiting for students, returning from two years of DAD and pandemic.
The exam with written Italian officially begins today, 7 ministerial tracks that have been hypothesized for months, especially after Minister Bianchi reassured the boys on several occasions, stating that “through the tests they will be able to express the feelings they felt in this complex period“.
It may be for this reason that graduates have spent months working on possible topics to take in the oral exam. Not an essay – abolished years ago – but a path that allows, based on a general concept, to develop a series of links between subjects. With an unexpected fact: having to improvise a speech from the material presented by the commission, that is, a photo, a passage, a video or an image, obviously unknown until the time of the test.
But what exactly do high school graduates care about? What are the topics that are most important to you and what will you try to do in the first test or in the oral sessions?
Prohibition of accusations of superficiality and lack of inventiveness: in the Facebook and Telegram groups of Studenti.it graduates are told and announced that they want to choose deep and important issuesable to observe the times we are living in also from a social and historical point of view.
Some people want to talk about it conflicts and human rightswith a look at the war in Ukraine and the causes that led to its outbreak, but also of workespecially in relation to the philosophical theories developed in the nineteenth century and to our Constitution, the subject of the examination of the section on civic education.
Others would like to raise the issue of violence ofemale emancipationfrom claiming the right to vote to gender issues, with an eye on inequalities in the workplace.
Observing the changing world, also in relation to the period experienced in recent years, many are focusing their attention globalization linked to the alienation of the individual: from the second industrial revolution to compulsive online shopping the step – for many – is short and therefore especially remarkable. Even those who look at the phenomenon with a closer look at innovation, speaking technology and progress and observing the positive and negative consequences in daily life.
There will be those who try to connect the issues through the idea of journeyphysical and spiritual, but not even who he will talk about climate change and the relationship between man and naturefocusing on ongoing climate phenomena and the need to urgently care about the future.
Finally, the topic of relationship between intellectuals and powerespecially in relation to freedom of the press and the management of the mass media, with a view that departs from afar, from ancient Rome.
These are, therefore, many important issues, which show that children – especially after a pandemic that severely limited their freedom and sociability, with important repercussions on mental health as well – have nevertheless been able to continue being punctual observers of current reality, anything. but superficial. The important thing for adults today is more than ever to know how to hear their voice.