Contents of the website
The site aims to help building a map of best educational experiments in both external and internal to the school environment. We therefore invite all those who are conducting such practices or that are aware of such initiatives, to get in contact with us.
Posts that appear on the homepage are only the latest ones and are not related to a specific theme.
Those wishing to contribute to broadening the contents are welcome.
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We also encourage the editors of other sites dealing with similar issues to send their addresses and to add, if they consider it useful, the reporting of this site in their space.
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THE CONTENTS OF THE MAIN CATEGORIES IN WHICH THE POSTS ARE COLLECTED
“GOOD PRACTICES IN STATE SCHOOLS”
This section deals with experimentation in State schools despite increasing difficulties to act within the institution. All reports on ongoing activities in this area are wellcome.
“SELF-MANAGED SCHOOL PRACTICES IN ITALY”
Some of the most significant alternative experiences in Italy and in other countries are reported in the website.
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES GROWING IN THE TERRITORY
Interventions that aim to involve children and young people outside the school time to give answers to their basic needs of socialization, psycophysical wellbeing, education not coercive and civil growth
Interventions about the problems of educational policies and analysis on the state of the education system in Italy.
“AFFECTIVITY EDUCATION ‘”
The experiences of collective dialogue focused on emotional, and philosophical reflection.
PRACTICES OF HAND AND ART WORKING
Libertarian education is a current of pedagogy that has distant origins, and that has been theorized by many authors and put into practice in many experiences almost anywhere in the world. This is not an educational method canonized and divided into a number of practical and educational instruments such as happens in Montessori or Steiner schools, but is a series of values and principles that are put at the base of the educational relationship that have declined in a number of different educational practices depending on the contexts. It is still the primary source of inspiration for many groups of educators and is based on the knowledge that children are an oppressed class, and then on the need of overcoming the adult-centered vision in the educational relationship, and on the enforcement of the child as autonomous individual and carrier of his own needs and rights.
The authors presented here are selected on the availability of online publications and video materials and interventions that have a short summary of the authors.
“EXPERIENCES IN THE WORLD”
This section aims to begin a journey of documentation on the situation of educational movements taking place in different parts of the world (the posts are grouped by geographical areas). It seems particularly important that the debate on educational issues in our country be enriched with the knowledge of different realities often very advanced.