10.2.5C-FSEPON-PI-2018-1 Animated paths

YEAR 2017


Higher education institute “Nicola Pellati” in Nizza Monferrato 

Higher education institute “G. Parodi” in Acqui Terme

Istituto Comprensivo in Nizza Monferrato 

Istituto Comprensivo in Canelli

Istituto Comprensivo Quattro Valli (Incisa S.)


325 students, 15 teachers


The NOP is divided in 15 modules which shared the teaching methods centered around workshops and a common training course for students focusing on the territory and its features, through meetings with professional tourist guides. Afterwards, during the specific parts, experts worked with the students on subjects such as traditional recipes, local literature, peculiar sounds in the vineyard, landscape picture-taking. Following is the full list of modules: “Maps for everyone”; “A glimpse to the landscape – Arts on the site”; “Carpe diem“; “Open air beauty: a window onto Canelli”; “Fingers in the pie”; “Mad for science – the invisible landscape (white grapes)”;”Mad for science ­ the invisible landscape (black grapes) “; “Meet Incisa”; “Breaths”; “Looking at the hill”; “The Wall – urban recovery projects”, “ The talking vineyard”, “Masche Story Telling”, “Belbo tells a story… a fairytale Belbo”. Overall, 300 hours of workshop were carried out after-school, 325 students participated to the modules, with a total financing of 69 000 euros.


The NOP “Animated paths” involved 5 different schools of the territory who worked in cooperation for 4 years; the Higher education institute “Nicola Pellati” in Nizza Monferrato, the IC in Canelli the I.C. in Nizza Monferrato, the I.C. Quattro Valli ( Incisa S.) and Liceo “Parodi” in Acqui Terme; moreover, the Cpia in Asti and the Istituto Nostra Signora delle Grazie in Nizza Monferrato also cooperated. Local tourist guides and IT/arts experts also worked on the project.

Promoting education to cultural, artistic and landscape heritage

Knowing and spreading knowledge on the Unesco site “Vineyard Landscape”

Learning about the history, nature, sound, iconography and literature on the Unesco site

Creating artworks and multimedia (interactive map) that could be useful for all types of users: families with children, cyclists, people with disabilities.

It was the first NOP project involving 5 schools from different levels which cooperated to create complementary and harmonized products. Innovative teaching methods were used, mainly centered around workshops. Local tourist guides and other experts in IT worked with the students at school, both for training and to create the end products. The territory was at the heart of the action, around which nature and culture were examined.

The territory actively cooperates to school projects and shares their objectives, becoming aware of the possibilities for interaction with the school to promote and strengthen values of active citizenship.

Students “see” the history, nature, literature and art of their territory with an innovative outlook which is more respondent to their own point of view; they learn how to respect the environment and become aware of how history can be a resource to use innovative instruments.