10.2.5C-FSEPON-PI-2018-2; The Monferrato region: a land to be discovered

2018
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HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTE. “G. PENNA”

The higher education institute “Giovanni Penna” in Asti belongs to the UNESCO Associated Schools Network. Its main establishment is in Asti, località Viatosto 54; it consists of the Agricultural Technical School and the Professional Institute for Catering and Hospitality. 

The school centers its teaching methods around workshops on cultivation, wine production and the promotion of traditional products.

PARTICIPANTS

118 students, including some from other schools or different levels of education: kindergarten, primary school, first grade secondary school, teachers, cultural associations operating in the area.

DESCRIPTION

Within the modules, various disciplines were involved: Italian and English; Acting, Theater and creative reading-writing; Sciences: Natural, Physical, Agronomic, Forestry, Statistics, Chemical, Geological; Paleontological and Biological; History and Archeology; Music and Art (in all its forms); Computer science (programming languages, graphics, hardware and software …).

Practical workshops of: painting, singing, architecture, sculpture, acting, computer technology, data collection and processing, animal and plant recognition, use of cutting-edge technologies: activities with PCs, tablets, video cameras, recording devices and mixers; visits to local companies and businesses.

LOCAL NETWORK

The school belongs to the UNESCO Associated Schools Network. Liceo Scientifico “Vercelli”, kindergartens, primary schools, first grade secondary schools and the University of Pollenzo were all involved in the project modules

Developing strategies of cooperative planning to enable citizens to take advantage of the cultural, artistic and environmental heritage; reducing early school leaving; promoting social inclusion; improving digital skills; supporting environmental sustainability, land protection and promotion; promoting health and a healthy diet; strengthening connections with local businesses.

The curriculum will look at issues from different perspectives and involve various subjects throughout the project, including Italian, English, Acting, Creative writing, Natural Science, History, Music, Arts, Computer Science. The aim is to develop a program bringing together different subjects and topics which lead to a broad and analytical understanding of the cultural, artistic and environmental heritage.

Developing strategies of cooperative planning to enable citizens to take advantage of the cultural, artistic and environmental heritage while working with institutions, bodies, associations and other stakeholders active in the area where the schools are located. Promoting the cultural, artistic and environmental heritage, which is to be considered as a common good and an engine for democratic development, through workshops and other practical teaching methods.