Computational thinking defines the procedures that are activited to reach set objectives.
The project aims at teaching ICT basics in a fun and extremely simple way, through coding.
Coding is a way of helping children to develop logical thinking, learning to break down a big question into simple sections.
At Pianca school learning to code is taught both with and without the use of a computer.
The study method begins in year three primary school and aims at helping the children to develop their own personalized study method.
The project stimulates memory strategies that are inherent within the child.
The metamemory is not a particular form of memory, but a cognitive activity of the memory processes that the child puts into action to answer the question: “Which memory strategy will be more effective for this type of information?”. It also takes into account the different ways of approaching learning according to the 5 cognitive styles:
The project is aimed at encouraging the acquisition and use of memory strategies both at school and in daily life, according to the cognitive styles of each individual.
This translates into a personalized study method.
The project includes an initial assessment phase through the administration of the Mnemo Test (Cottini L.) and a phase of educational intervention to lead the children to find personalized study and memorization strategies.
The administration of the Mnemo Test allows for the:
The project is focused on:
The “Canto Corale” project, recognises the important education value of learning to sing together. It involves all the pupils of our school, from the Infant school to Year 3 Secondary school. The pupils learn songs with variable difficulty depending on the age and ability, demonstrated by each individual pupil.
Being part of the choir is also an opportunity for growth: the more extrovert student, is given a further opportunity to express himself, the exuberant students are trained to listen and respect the rules and the more timid discover the beauty and strength that comes from being part of a group.
The main purpose of the project is to promote the educational value of music and the acquisition of transversal skills of attention, self-control, expression and communication.
In our school Music is taught by a qualified teacher with specific competence in the subject.
The program includes workshop activities including: expressive motor skills, listening, singing, sound, rhythm and movement, reading and writing music, playing an instrument (the recorder) and being part of an orchestra.