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Presentation by Ersilia Torello (Italy) at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professional institutions to promote language skills 2014″.

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Presentation by Ersilia Torello (Italy) at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professional institutions to promote language skills 2014″. Presentation by Ersilia Torello (Italy) at the Study Visit Group No: 183 (CEDEFOP) , “Educational cooperation with professional institutions to promote language skills 2014″. Presentation Transcript

  • Prof.ssa Ersilia TorelloApril, 2014 Liceo Classico “Visconti” Rome (Italy) National High School Model United Nations Project
  • Our school (named after a famous archaeologist) is in the centre of Rome, in a historic building built by the Jesuits in the 16th century, from 1870 used as a state school. Attended by about 750 students. Subjects = Italian, Latin and Ancient Greek. The “gymnasium” = History, Geography, Sciences, Maths, English, History of Art (in English) and P.E., the “lyceum” = Philosophy, and Physics. The timetable = (gymnasium) from 8 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m., (lyceum) from 8 a.m. till 1 or 2 p.m.
  • IMUN Project (Italian Model United Nations) Supported by a) IMUNA (International Model U. N. Ass.) (N.U. Educational Dpt.) organized by b) UNITED NETWORK c) Leonardo-Educazione Formazione Lavoro  high school/university education  international projects
  • National High School Model United Nations Project • OBJECTIVE = to increase global awareness among young students looking at the power of education through simulation • Main goal = to reach the greatest number of students by cultivating their passion for global issues problem solving
  • Model United Nations: characteristics Simulation of U.N. meetings Students are required to - Be ambassadors or diplomats of a country - To deepen their knowledge of and then discuss international political issues - To use problem solving strategies - To learn how to move in a committee respecting the rules and procedures laid down by the U.N.
  • Students  are invited to reflect on the value of • diplomacy • collaboration • negotiation  take the opportunity of meeting • diplomats of the country represented (Mission Briefing) • Italian diplomats working in the Italian Consulate in N.Y. • Italian committee members working at the U.N.
  • Requisites and project course a) Students’ requisites: • Good linguistic knowledge • Strong motivational spirit b) COURSE: a) Delegate Training Course (8 modules/90 hours) in Italy: - History of the U.N., U.N. model, committees and topics, public speaking - Study of the country represented (geography/economy/politics) through an Italian simulation (Rome, 13/16 January, 2014) - Position paper (the position of the country represented) - Public speaking (higher level) b) Model United Nations (24 hours) = simulation in New York, in part at the U.N. Headquarters September 2013 / March 2014
  • Results Students are - considered as ambassadors of different countries trying to get to a peaceful confrontation, - provided with suitable tools to consider their surrounding reality, - able to confront other different realities, - given the possibility to express their own ideas/solutions through: a) interacting in English b) taking part in international debates with international students/representatives of other countries
  • “Helpful tools can make students be aware of Italy and The World’s future”.