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Italian School System

  1. 1. Comenius Project: 2010-2012 “European Youth – The Citizens of Tomorrow” The Italian School System by the students ofScuola secondaria di 1° grado „Padre Pio‟ Altamura - Italy
  2. 2. Comenius Project: 2010-2012“European Youth – The Citizens of Tomorrow” Hello everybody! We are Maria, Lucia, Tommaso, Alessandro, Rosanna, Anna. We would like to tell you something about The Italian School System to find out the differences among the School Systems of the other partner schools from Spain, Scotland and Germany. Thanks for your time. The Italian School System 2
  3. 3. The school year Usually the school year begins in mid-September and ends at the end of June. It consists of at least 200 days of class. Christmas holidays are the longest ones, lasting about 15 days.To commemorate All Souls‟ day there are only2 holiday days and at Carnival 3 days. The school week runs from Monday to Saturday depending on the school. At the end of each term students receive a report card„ with marks in all subjects. They take it home . 3 The Italian School System
  4. 4. State school Private school Same levels • Nursery school 0-3 years old (asilo nido) • Infant school 3-6 years old (scuola dell‟infanzia) • Primary school 6-11 years old (scuola elementare) • Lower secondary school 11-14 (scuola media inferiore) • Upper Secondary school 14-19 (scuola superiore) • University Education in Italy is compulsory from 6 to 15/16The Italian school system also features the „scuola serale‟(evening school) for adults and working students. The Italian School System 4
  5. 5. Nursery school• Aims: identitity, autonomy, development of skills, Exploring and experiencing through creativeness, intuition, imagination. The Italian School System 5
  6. 6. Infant schoolAims• To improve language• To learn simple arithmetic concepts 6 The Italian School System
  7. 7. Primary schoolSubjects:• Italian, English, Maths, History, Geography, Natural Sciences, Music, Arts, Religion (optional), Physical Education. Aims: developing and deepening knowledge, capabilities and competences in human and scientific areas. The Italian School System 7
  8. 8. Lower secondary school 3 years – final exam . It provides further education on the subjects studied at scuola primaria, with the addition of ITC and of Modern Languages: Spanish, French, German.Outside the normal time-table there aremany activities in which the childrenmay take part: sport, drama, music andso on. 8 The Italian School System
  9. 9. At the end of elementary schoolyou get the Licenza Elementare At the end of the middle school , you take a final state exam and you get a diploma. The Italian School System 9
  10. 10. 5 years Hupper secondary schoolAt the end of the Lower secondary school students decidewhich school they want to attend on the basis of interests and aptitude(an aptitude test is administered in the last year of middle school). After the five years they take a final state exam and they get a diploma. This exam takes place every year between June and July and grant access to University. The Italian School System 10
  11. 11. There are several types of schools differentiated by subjects and activities.Students may opt for:1. Licei2. Technical Institutes (Istituti tecnici)3. Professionals Schools (Istituti Professionali) The Italian School System 11
  12. 12. Licei.Classico ( Latin, ancient Greek, Italian,History, Philosophy are the most important subjects).Scientifico (the same subjects as the liceoclassico even if it is oriented towards Maths, Physics,Chemistry, Natural Sciences..Linguistico ( it puts emphasis on languagelearning) .Artistico (it is oriented towards arts teaching – both in practical (drawing sessions) and in a theorical (Art History) way. .Scienze Umane ( the emphasis is more on Pedagogy, Psychology, Sociology and Law). .Coreutico musicale (dance and music) 12 The Italian School System
  13. 13. Technical schools (Istituti Tecnici) Economic area (Settore economico)1. Management, finance and marketing2. Tourism Technological area (Settore tecnologico)1. Mechanics2. Trasport and logistics3. Electronics4. Computers and telecommunications5. Graphics and comunication6. Chemicals and materials7. Fashion system8. Agriculture9. Environment and territory 13 The Italian School System
  14. 14. Professional schools (Istituti Professionali)Service area (Settore dei servizi) 1 . Agriculture and rural development 2 . Wine and food, hospitality 3 . TradeIndustry and crafts (Settore industria e artigianato) 1. Industrial production craft 2. Maintenance and Technical Support The Italian School System 14
  15. 15. UniversityAt the end of the Secondary High SchoolStudents can go to University or they can go to work.Students attend a particular facoltà, a division of the university that isusually housed in its own building.Facoltà are often scattered throughout the city.For studio art and music, one can attend an art school(Accademia delle belle Arti) or music school (Conservatorio di musica)rather than University.Each Facoltà contains department and Istituti. The Italian School System 15
  16. 16. University Most large Italian Cities have a public University. The fees (tuition) are very expensive. There are private Universities too. Two of the most famous are the University Cattolica and La Bocconi which specilizes in business subjects. Both of them are in Milan.University graduates receive the title Dottore or Dottoressa. The Italian School System 16
  17. 17. University education It is organized according to the European model in a three-year base and a further two years (except for certain faculties such as medicine).After the first 3 years you get a „Three year degree course‟,after the last two years you get a „Specialist Degree Course‟.Then you have higher qualifications such as Masters andDoctorates. 17 The Italian School System
  18. 18. Scuola secondaria di 1° grado „Padre Pio‟ Altamura - ItalyGuidelines- Pursue the educational success of all the students through an individual, personal andoriginal training.- Promote the integration of „diversity‟ in the school.- Strengthen school-community integration. Aims of education -Promoting dialogue and co-responsibilityMethodological approaches with the families.- Exploit the experience and -Respect for the fundamental rights andknowledge of pupils. freedoms, equal rights and opportunities- Implement appropriate actions between men and women.against diversity. -Tolerance and freedom within the democratic- Encourage exploration and principles of coexistence. Solidarity, legality,discovery. environmental protection.- Encourage collaborative -Preparation for citizenship and activelearning. participation in economic, social and cultural life. The Italian School System 18
  19. 19. This is the P. O. F. - Plan of Training of our schoolWeekly timetable Expansion of the educational Plan of Training The school also organizes educational and teaching activities related to: citizenship education, environmental, health, affectivity, feast of the trees, sport. -Reading Project: Meeting with the author. -the newspaper in school: newspapregame - young people remember the Holocaust . -foreign language theatre. cross-path projects Comenius projects extra-curricular projects Laboratory of history -Latin - Theatre The Italian School System 19
  20. 20. PON - PROGRAMMI OPERATIVI NAZIONALIFinancial instruments are managed by the European Commission to achieve economicand social development of all regions of the Union.They are designed to support innovation and the quality of education.Their specific objectives are:-Develop the capacity and diagnostic devices for the quality of education.-Improve the skills of school staff and teachers. -Improving levels of knowledge and skills of young people. -Promote academic success, equal opportunities and social inclusion. -Improve learning systems.-Increasing the technological equipment and networks of educational institutions. -Increase the number of laboratories to improve the learning of key skills, particularlymathematics, science and language.-Improving the quality of school infrastructure, ecological and safety of schoolbuildings. -Strengthen capacities to ensure the participation of disabled people. -Promote the transformation of schools into learning centers accessible to all multi-purpose. 20 The Italian School System
  21. 21. useful links Thank you for your attention The Italian School System 21