10.2.5A-FSEPON-PI-2018-61; Interactive routes among the hills of the Montferrat, from one bank of the Tanaro river to the other.YEAR 2019
I.C. Rocchetta Tanaro
The Istituto Comprensivo, created in 2000, includes three kindergartens, four primary schools and three lower secondary schools, for a total of 910 students. Schools are located in four municipalities covering a user base of 11 municipalities, mostly in the hills.
90 students attending primary school in Refrancore and Portacomaro and lower secondary school in Rocchetta Tanaro and Portacomaro participated in the NOP.
The NOP is organized in four modules focusing on the discovery and promotion of the territory.
Several subjects were involved, such as Italian, History, Geography, Arts, Science, IT, Foreign languages.
The students explored the territory, analyzing its geography, history, nature, and culture, and created several end products (interactive maps, graphic art, research on the historic, cultural and natural heritage, audiovisual presentations of the resources analyzed).
The students worked as tourist guides, creating an interactive map to promote integrated tourist services, and providing virtual tourists and visitors with the opportunity to find descriptions of places, monuments, works of art and natural treasures in Italian, English, French and Spanish. The map will also include a bicycle route.
The school set up a network with the local agencies of Portacomaro, Scurzolengo and Calliano, in cooperation with the staff of the Parks and Natural Reserves authority in Asti, the municipality of Rocchetta Tanaro, the Museo delle contadinerie (museum of peasant culture) and the Bycicle Museum in Cerro Tanaro; its aim was to promote tourism, culture and the economy in the area.
The main objective for the NOP was to present and introduce historical buildings, parks, archeological sites, productive activities located in Rocchetta Tanaro, Portacomaro, Refrancore, Rocca d’Arazzo (the user base for the Istituto Comprensivo in Rocchetta Tanaro).
The project was wide-ranging and involved several subjects.
The students became protagonists of their learning, discovered the territory, and created innovative products which could be used by locals or tourists. The knowledge they gained was digitalised and used to create an application guiding tourists in their discovery of the local historic, artistic, cultural, and natural heritage.
The students observed, analysed and understood the features of the local historic, artistic, cultural, and natural heritage, they learnt to recognize and took in responsible behaviours aimed at protecting the local cultural heritage and maintaining natural balances.