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INTERUNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH AND ADVANCE TRAINING
Updated to 02.09.2009
THE INSPIRING IDEA
The Interuniversity Centre for Education Research and Advance Training started out when the 4 Universities of Veneto decided to grant a unitary benchmark to research on learning and teaching and also on continuous and advanced education of teachers and school personnel
The idea that inspired the constitution of this centre is tightly bound to the chance to promote:
The development of learning research and advanced education ;
The scientific collaboration between the teachers and researchers of the Universities of Veneto and the Veneto School to grant high quality teaching and learning;
The active involvement of other important stakeholders of the educational system and, more generally, of the local systems in Veneto.
University of Ca’Foscari in Venice,
IUAV University in Venice,
University of Padua;
University of Verona;
Interuniveristy Specialisation School for Secondary School Teachers’ training of Veneto (SSIS).
The Veneto Region and the Regional School Bureau are also invited to join in.
Four Universities, a knowledge network University of Padua
University of Padua,
Università degli Studi di Padova - Latin : Universitas Studii Paduani
Motto Universa Universis Patavina Libertas ( Latin )
Motto in English Liberty of Padua, universally and for all
Type State-supported Rector Prof. Giuseppe Zaccaria
Location Padua , Veneto , Italia
Sports teams CUS Padova ( http://www.cuspadova.it/ )
The university was founded in 1222 when a large group of students and professors left the University of Bologna in search of more academic freedom ('Libertas scholastica'). The first subjects to be taught were law and theology. The curriculum expanded rapidly, however and by 1399 the institution had divided in two: a Universitas Iuristarum for civil law, Canon law, and theology, and a Universitas Artistarum which taught astronomy, dialectic, philosophy, grammar, medicine, and rhetoric. (The two were only reunited into one university in 1813.) The University of Padova offers today a wide range of degrees in 13 faculties: * Faculty of Agriculture * Faculty of Humanities * Faculty of Economics * Faculty of Education * Faculty of Engineering * Faculty of Law * Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Science * Faculty of Medicine and Surgery * Faculty of Pharmacy * Faculty of Political Science * Faculty of Psychology * Faculty of Statistical Science * Faculty of Veterinary Medicine * Faculty of Philosophy
Four Universities, a knowledge network IUAV (University Institute of Architecture of Venice)
University Iuav of Venice (IUAV)
Università Iuav di Venezia
Rector Prof. Amerigo Restucci
Location Venezia , Italy
Sports teams CUS Venezia
The University Iuav of Venice was founded as the Venice University Institute of Architecture and dates back to the foundation of the special course in architecture in 1923 at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. In 1926 the Institute was established as “the Venice Higher Learning Institute of Architecture”, the second architecture school in Italy after that of Rome. Past Iuav directors have included: Giovanni Bordiga, Guido Cirilli, Giuseppe Samonà, Carlo Minelli, Carlo Scarpa, Carlo Aymonino, Valeriano Pastor, Paolo Ceccarelli. Since 2006 the University Iuav’s current chancellor has been Carlo Magnani. Today the IUAV counts with three main faculties that cover all activities of design and architecture * Faculty of Architecture * Faculty of Arts & Design * Faculty of Urban & Regional Planning
Four Universities, a knowledge network University of Verona
Thanks to the precious support and strict collaboration of the main public and private governmental institutional representatives, both regional and local, and thanks to the support of its expert teachers, Verona University has grown over the years to have the seven faculties it has today. Under the encouragement of recent reforms on didactics, Verona University now proposes numerous, innovative degree courses to offer students a wide and specific range of study choices, in time with change, but always careful to keep up the quality of teaching. From a location point of view, Verona University has two important poles: the one in Veronetta, where the humanistic faculties are to be found and one in Borgo Roma, the site of the Medicine and Science Faculties, besides the many other locations spread throughout the province with the Faculty of Law and Degree Course in Social Services and others in Legnago (VR), Vicenza, Bolzano, Trento, Ala (TN) and Rovereto. These are the 8 faculties into which the university is divided: * Faculty of Economics * Faculty of Education * Faculty of Arts and Philosophy * Faculty of Exercise and Sports Science * Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature * Faculty of Law * Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Science * Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
Four Universities, a knowledge network University of Venice
University of Venice
Motto Venetiarum universitas in domo Foscari ( Latin )
Rector Prof. Carlo Carraro
Location Venice , Italy
Established on 6 August 1868 as a “Scuola Superiore di Commercio” or business college by the economist Luigi Luzzatti , Ca’ Foscari University of Venice was the first educational institution in Italy to offer higher education in commerce and economics. The institute still occupies its historic premises in the great Venetian-Gothic Palazzo that was the home of the Doge Francesco Foscari in the 15th century. Ca’ Foscari participates actively in the city’s cultural life, organising over 400 events every year and collaborating with other prestigious cultural institutions. The University holds successful art exhibitions in “Ca’ Foscari Esposizioni”, the exhibition space in the main building. Nowadays Ca’ Foscari houses about 18,500 enrolled students and with a wide range of subjects in 4 main scientific-cultural areas: economics , languages , sciences and humanities . The University runs 23 First Cycle Degree Programmes and 33 Second Cycle Degree Programmes, over 25 Specialist Master’s Programmes and 15 Research Doctorates. Ca’ Foscari also offers 9 Summer Schools including the prestigious Ca’ Foscari - Harvard Summer School, the result of a bilateral agreement between Ca’ Foscari and the American University. These are the 4 faculties into which the university is divided: * Faculty of Economics * Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures * Faculty of Humanities * Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences
THE CENTRE’S MISSION
The centre’s mission is to carry out studies and research on different teaching ways and strategies (also at university), on the types of users and on how school personnel can access lifelong learning, as well as to develop both national and international research and trial projects on multimedia and the evaluation of school and educational systems.
GOALS AND TASKS
To achieve its goals, the centre deals with:
Studies and research on the different teaching types and strat e gies in order to provide high quality education;
Studies and research on the types of users and on how to access lifelong learning , with special reference to school personnel and professionals of adults’ education;
The promotion of and cooperation to research and trial projects both at national and international level;
The study and trial of integrated and multimedia learning methods , as well as multimedia applied to different subjects with the purpose of creating models and prototypes, support teachers and promote a broad scientific basis for online advanced and continued education;
Research and trial of methods for educating new specialists in the educational, teaching and learning fields.
Research and development in the evaluation of school and learning systems to promote reciprocity and integration among school-education-work;
Studies and research on methods for educational planning and communication in virtual environments , allowing a broad development of communities elaborating learning practices;
The implementation of teaching, education and learning research projects together with departments belonging to associated Universities by means of specific conventions;
In agreement with Faculties and the other centres of the associated Universities, the online development of processes for the recognition and certification of competences according to the experts operating in school and educational systems.
HOW IS THE CENTRE STRUCTURED?
In order to precisely and effectively carry out the activities planned, the centre is structured in three main sections:
Section for Lifelong Advanced Education
(Prof. Enrico Gregorio – University of Verona);
Section for Learning Research
(Prof. Ester Piccinni – University of Padua);
Section for Advanced Education
( Prof. Luciano Galliani – University of Padua).
Interuniversity Centre for Education Research and Advance Training Section for Lifelong Advanced Education (Prof. Enrico Gregorio) University of Verona Section for Learning Research (Prof. Ester Piccinni) University of Padua Section for Advanced Education (Prof. Luciano Galliani) University of Padua
FUNCTION OF EACH SECTION
Section for Lifelong Advanced Education: it promotes and coordinates the setting up of University Mater Courses and Refresher Courses on professional topics and experiences of interest for school personnel and experts in lifelong learning.
Section of Learning Research: it promotes and coordinates the development of research on the teaching of specific subjects with reference to initial and lifelong training for teachers and to the different subjects they want to specialise in.
Section for Advanced Education: it promotes and develops continuous training activities for school personnel and experts in lifelong learning, also availing itself of technologies for lifelong learning. It carries out and promotes studies and research on learning methods in virtual environments.
All Sections promote, in collaboration with Universities of Veneto Europe and the rest of the world, studies, research and trials carried out within community programmes and/or funded by other international bodies. The activities carried out by the three Sections are coordinated by the departments of the 4 Universities of Veneto.
THE MAIN BODIES OF THE CENTRE
The Centre’s bodies are:
The Management Committee : it has the task to define development strategies, set objectives and programmes to be implemented as well as to assess that the management results achieved are in line with the general guidelines established.
The President: s/he is elected by the Management Committee and the chancellor of the university where the administrative offices of the Centre are located. S/he chairs the Committee itself and the Council and also supervises its scientific activities;
The Council : it helps the President in working out proposals for action in the fields of competence of the Committee and in the implementation of the Deliberations of the Committee.
Two representatives of each associated University, the Head of SSIS or a delegate and two professors of the SSIS council are members of the Management Committee.
I UAV : Prof. Fiorenzo Bertan; Prof.ssa Donatella Calabi
University of Padua : Prof. Luciano Galliani; Prof. Cesare Voci
University of Verona : Prof. Luigina Mortari; Prof. Enrico Gregorio
University of Ca’ Foscari: Prof. Umberto Margiotta; Prof. Paolo Balboni
SSIS : Prof. Carmelo Majorana, Prof. Ester Piccinni, Prof. Ferdinando Luigi Marcolungo
The Presidente elected for the three-year period 2009-2012 is Prof. Umberto Margiotta.
The Council’s members are the President, the Vice President, the Head of SSIS or a delegate and the three section managers chosen among the members of the Management Committee.
President: Prof. Umberto Margiotta
Vice President: Prof. Ferdinando Luigi Marcolungo
Section for Advanced Education : Prof. Luciano Galliani
Section for Lifelong Advanced Education : Prof. Enrico Gregorio
Section for Learning Research : Prof. Ester Piccinni
SSIS Head : Prof. Carmelo Majorana
Administration : Sig.ra Simonetta Polo
AT INTERUNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH AND ADVANCE TRAINING OPERATE:
… The Univirtual e-learning Technologies Laboratory , specialised at national and interna t ional level in the advanced lifelong education of adults through the innovative use of ICT and e-learning methods;
… The Red Laboratory is a School-University group working under the scientif ic direction of Prof. Fiorino Tessaro; it implements lifelong learning initiatives for teachers on research about their teaching subject, learning assessment and teaching methods.
… The Feuerstein European Study Centre is a research laboratory on mediated learning processes. The activities promoted in this laboratory, whose manager is Prof. Mauro Di Mauro, cover the sphere of professional interest for those who deal with special education and intend to improve the learning potential of subjects having learning impairments.
The interuniversity centre hosts the Doctorate School in Cognitive and Education Science of Cà Foscari University in Venice. Phd students (about 30) take this opportunity to participate in various national and international research activities promoted by the Centre.
THE CENTRE’S RESOURCES
The centre is administratively and financially independent .
Its activities are funded by:
Funds from the associated Universities and SSIS;
Funds from public bodies on the basis of conventions or contracts with third parties;
Possible extraordinary or ministerial funds;
Funds raised with services provided to structures of the associated Universities and enrolment fees for courses, schools, placements etc. organised by the Centre.
WHO CAN JOIN THE CENTRE
The centre can be joined by other public and private bodies sharing interests in its purposes.
All new members need the approval of the Management Commit t e e and their membership is formalised with specific amendments.
Address: Scientific and Technological Park of Venice, Lybra building, Via delle Industrie 17/a, 30175 Marghera (VE), Italy
Phone: +390415094363, Fax: +390415094410,
Bus from Mestre or Venice: line 4, 4/, 6, 7, Mirano, 12, 12/