Distance learning will never end, even if after Covid it will take on different appearances from those of the last 14 months and in particular of the lockdown period: to make it understood it was the education minister, Patrizio Bianchi.
The minister: it will no longer be like last year
During an interview with Sky Tg 24, granted on Sunday 2 May, the owner of the Mi said that in the school of the future distance learning will be present, but it will not be “what we saw last year”.
After all, the transition from DDA to integrated digital teaching has already taken place: ‘remote’ teaching has also been legitimized at a contractual level and each institution has shaped its interactive digital offer based on the needs of the Ptof and the technological facilities provided.
Among the priorities for the future, explained Bianchi, there will certainly be “the ability of everyone to use all the tools, otherwise it will be another way of discrimination”.
Bianchi: we need more critical sense
Precisely to prevent the learning gap from being extended, according to the Minister of Education, it is necessary to convey “a critical sense in the use of tools, including the tools we use today. And the tools must be used, because they allow us to broaden our vision “.
The reference of the Minister of Education is clearly aimed at the poorly reasoned use in particular of telematic technologies, which lead more and more young people (and not only) to expose themselves to continuous dangers, as well as to a use without advantages in terms of growth and personal training.
Leonardo asks the ministry to collaborate
During the day, Minister Patrizio Bianchi had also participated in the digital event “Mathematical Dialogues”, during which Leonardo – aerospace, defense and security company – announced its willingness to contribute “to explaining to professors digitization, which in Italy still represents an important barrier to knowledge”.
Leonardo therefore said it was ready to collaborate with the Ministry of Education “to allow teachers to update themselves on the skills required by companies”.
Iarlori: we need more mathematical sensitivity
“With us there are many Stem skills and we could help a lot to train teachers”, he underlined Simonetta Iarlori, chief people organization and transformation officer of Leonardo. “We need to expand the capacity and the mathematical sensitivity not only of the children, but above all of the teachers”.
“Like Leonardo – said Iarlori – we are committed to proposing a better explanation of the skills we need, which are transversal”.