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Giuseppa Mauro

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  1. Dear Jay, I would like to correspond with you about didactics and education. I hope other teachers (men and women) participate and animate the forum in relation to this topic. The difference between men and women is certainly the length of the messages posted. Some messages are so long that at the end you loose the thread. Besides it requires too much time to answer to the very very long messages. At the end you do not know if your answer is pertinent or not to the content of the message unless you read it again and take note. Ciao
  2. Dear Jay. I would like to correspond and debate or exchange opinions with you and other teachers (men and women) about didactics and education. One difference between men and women in relation to the forum is certainly that men write very very long messages and at the end you loose the thread. John in this aspect wins the first prize. Dear Jay I wait for your starting message. Ciao
  3. This situation is a reality in many countries. Andry says that what is valuable does not die. And I think chemistry is valuable and the mankind needs chemistry in its several applications. What will be genetics or cosmetics or the biological process without chemistry? And I could go on in citing the all aspects in which chemistry is essential . Nevertheless it is true that this science is going through a critical period. One of the cause could be the fact that in Europe the chemical industry is not too developed. Another cause probably can be found in the curricula or in the teaching/learning process. It could be interesting to compare these aspects among the European countries.
  4. Just to say that I wrote a wrong name;Andry insted of Adrian.
  5. I agree that a teacher. every teacher has the duty to educate and to prepare the students to the several aspects of life,but they(the students) must learn also subjects probably they will not hear about any more in their span life. I do not share at all the opinion that a teacher must do what the parents pay for how you,Andry,say. So if the parents pay to let their kids pass the exams or to the next class without studying? It seems you approve that. What kind of school is this? And what the ethics in this? And what society are you contributing to build?
  6. Certainly none can bless the invasion in Iraq! Neverthless the many massacres around the world, the "powerful" little men have non learnt the lesson.At the end iare the humble people who pay for the thirst of power and of profit. The huge amount of money spent for army shoul be usefully used to build civilization, industries, for training people to get competences in the several subjects or aspects of social life.
  7. I feel very sorry for you as a student and I do hope and wish that the teachers since then have really been getting strong in the dialogue art and not in the physical acts
  8. The video conferences certainly help in particular situations,for example they link the pupils in hospital to their class mates,to the teacher and to the school environment. Probably technology helps in the long life education,since people who work might not have the possibility to attend a school (building). I think and I do not support the idea to substitute technology to a human being (the educator). What kind of world we want in the future? What would happen of the communication between teacher and pupils,or among and between pupils, thre socialization, the sense of duty ( for example to be on time in the school). We want a world withouet emotions? Let us use with WISDOM technology and not disregard or undervaluate the human relationship.
  9. Condivido la tua affermazione di non mitizzare il “tempo antico”, ma penso che sia anche il caso di non puntare molto o tutto sull’uso dello strumento tecnologico e sulla multimedialità nella didattica. Calvani scrive “L’impiego dei libri multimediali diventa perciò tanto più utile quanto più il soggetto conosce la materia……”. Questa affermazione,a mio parere, vale anche nel processo di insegnamento/apprendimento. Anche una ricerca in internet sarà proficuamente indirizzata se si possiede la conoscenza essenziale dell’argomento. Condivido anche la tua opinione sull’efficienza ed efficacia del “computer” in altre attività ma non pensi che la scuola si fondi su percorsi ed esigenze diverse da quelle di una azienda o similare? Per esempio il mezzo tecnologico aiuta a costruire gradualmente e in modo critico la conoscenza o è un “aiuto” al processo logico? Attraverso dibattiti sulla didattica, mi pare di desumere che l’iniziale entusiasmo sull’uso delle TIC nella didattica stia un po’ scemando visti i risultati ottenuti. Comunque credo che del passato dobbiamo conservare ciò che riteniamo valido In quanto a “l’immagine della Chimica nella nostra società”, rimando al mio secondo messaggio in questo Forum e su cui gradirei avere il parere tuo e di altri colleghi.
  10. I have been noticing since I am member of this Forum that in it are used of acronyms in plenty.Who does not live in the U.K. does not understand completely,even if catches the sense of the debate.
  11. Obesity is becoming a problem in the“rich” countries and this phenomenon is counterbalanced unfortunately by starvation in other parts of the world. The nutritional education starts since the first days of the baby. When the child enters the school, a basic work on the baby /child metabolism has been done. So the first education about the nourishment has to begin in the family. The teachers will continue and /or strength the food education. If the parents let understand their children the value of the healthy (unpackaging) food, they will become conscious and not only will accept to take with them the lunch bag, but also probably can explain to their class mates why they do that. . Then let us educate the children, but first or at the same time let us start educating the parents.
  12. Does the ENIS plan have a major in technology or the teachers in this program adopt a particular methodology and/or refer to contents different from the National Curriculum or integrate it?. Thanks
  13. I woull like to know whether the supervisors are specific for each discipline or not. Thanks..
  14. Risposta a Di Piazza 1° La connotazione negativa della chimica a livello di comunicazione sociale deriva,a mio parere, da diversi fattori fra cui i seguenti sono determinanti. 1) La errata valutazione del sapere scientifico e del suo valore sociale. 2) Gli Organi Istituzionali che non hanno mai sostenuto l’insegnamento delle discipline scientifiche e della chimica in particolare. 3) Enti e soggetti altri che avrebbero dovuto difendere la Chimica e la qualità del suo insegnamento nella scuola. Riguardo al 1° punto:gli alunni fin dalla scuola dell’infanzia dovrebbero essere “educati” all’acquisizione del sapere scientifico. E così si creerebbe quell’”humus” necessario a comprendere, nella verticalità degli studi, la chimica e quindi a valorizzarne l’enorme contributo che questa scienza dà alla migliore qualità della vita. A proposito della tua esperienza nella scuola elementare scrivi che notavi che “la rispondenza degli allievi non appena il discorso si faceva attuale….”. “Attuale” equivale ad argomenti legati alla realtà in cui i bambini vivono? Se questa mia interpretazione è corretta,aggiungo che i docenti (e non solo di chimica) dovrebbero sempre collegare quanto trattano nelle loro lezioni ai problemi e agli eventi che si vivono giornalmente; di già questo renderebbe viva e quindi accettabile la disciplina. Sappiamo che il monte ore di cui dispone un docente di chimica,è limitato,ma probabilmente sarebbe bene selezionare con oculatezza gli argomenti da trattare e tenere sempre presente la realtà in cui si vive. Per quanto attiene all’uso del computer, mi piace pensare che esso è uno strumento e come tale va usato possedendo delle conoscenze, altrimenti le operazioni con tale mezzo tecnologico non aiuteranno molto gli alunni, perché questi non sapranno orientarsi anche nella ricerca di integrazione e/o arricchimento. Voglio sperare che i docenti non trattino gli argomenti in “maniera molto approssimata” e sempre, ovviamente, relativamente alla fascia scolare interessata. Sono d’accordo con te quando affermi che il computer va usato nella scuola superiore.
  15. I share the viewpoint of Rob Jones Essentially the learning process "face to face" or "person to person (s)" that is "human being to human being" cannot be undervaluated if we still believe that the emotions and the dialogue are worth. To answer to John about " Good Teachers": Of the several points he suggests,I certainly choose: Give Interesting Lessons Ask the children (students) what they think Are on time for lessons Try (the best) to make children(students) understand Try no to shout.