Professor Bianchi, what will the post-Coronavirus school look like?
“Many say that after this emergency we must return to normal: instead we must have the ability to get out of it by innovating.”
Despite everything, Patrizio Bianchi is optimistic, former rector of the University of Ferrara, then councilor in Emilia Romagna, now holder of the UNESCO chair in Education for growth and equality and head of the MIUR task force for the resumption of lessons.
“This emergency forced us to ask ourselves some questions that we had left behind. The first: what is school for today? When I was a child he provided notions and tools to elaborate them and then separated the students from those who continued their studies and those who had to learn a profession. Now that we are flooded with information, the school must teach us about the critical ability, the conscious use of tools and to make communities, that is to work together “.
What will remain of distance learning? New York Governor Cuomo even says it should be normal.
“The virus literally precipitated us into the digital world: let’s not waste what we’ve learned in recent months.”
Do you think that the curriculum should be changed: the subjects and the way to study them?
«The curriculum must be more flexible and we must enhance the autonomy of schools: a national system is needed to support fragile areas, such as the suburbs, and then we must give space to more informal teaching, enhancing music, art history, education civic, expressive ability ».
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They will say that the students’ Italian and mathematics results are not brilliant.
«I’ll give you an example: once to find out who Carneade was you had to read Manzoni, today you just need to take a mobile phone. I mean that we don’t lack information but what we don’t know is to use it well ».
Can teachers work in this new school?
«We have to invest in teacher training. Unfortunately, the latest reforms have been made as if it were a matter of public order, not having a vision ».
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Tesina or map, provided it is ready in three weeks
How will your return in September be?
«We are working on three scenarios depending on the health conditions. And in different ways for different grades of school: the youngest and children with disabilities are the ones who most need to be in the classroom. The older ones can be a little more autonomous. ”
Will you go back in stages?
“We will try to guarantee the presence at school as much as possible: I have only one foreclosure. I don’t want the children in the classroom like the Chinese ones, in the school with the hat and divided by Plexiglas. The school must guarantee us the right to be ourselves. Without leaving anyone behind ».
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