AT SCHOOL TO LEARN HOW TO UNDERSTAND

“…Professors and students are scholars that share the decision to pass time together with the intention of taking part in a conversation, albeit with different roles. We could quote Hannah Arendt and say they will think together. Professors may have walked the path of knowledge more than students and therefore may lead the way. The latter join into the conversation and follow the former: in time some will reach and overtake them. And later take their place. … ”

Juan Carlos De Martin


An opportunity for teachers from all tiers of education to meet with Fiorenzo Alfieri and Juan Carlos De Martin, to rethink the challenges the future is launching to the world of education. Knowledge, and the scientific kind in particular, can become a training ground, at the service of other forms in the framework of a cultural and human development, from Kindergarten to University helping young people find their place in the world.

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Fiorenzo Alfieri

Educationalist

Fiorenzo Alfieri

Fiorenzo Alfieri graduated in Education and worked as a primary school teacher from 1962 and 1979. He was a School Head from 1979 to 2003 and a City Councillor from 1975 to 1993. He was Head of Youth Policies for the City of Turin from 1976 to 1985 and of the Turin Education Department from 1995 to 1997. From 1997 to 2001 he was in charge of City’s Department Promoting Turin and its Strategic Plan for the City Government and Head of the Culture Department from 2001 to 2011. He has Chaired Turin’s Fine Arts Albertina Academy since 2013. He is the President of the CentroScienza Association since 2015. Commendatore of the Republic of Italy. Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts e des Lettres de la République Française.His many publications include: F. Alfieri, M. Arcà, P. Guidoni, Il senso di fare scienze, Bollati Boringhieri, 1995, F. Alfieri, M. Arcà, P. Guidoni, I modi di fare scienze, Bollati Boringhieri, 2000

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Juan Carlos De Martin

Vice- Chancellor for Culture and Communication of the Turin Polytechnic

Juan Carlos De Martin

Juan Carlos De Martin is an Associate Professor in computer engineering at the Turin Polytechnic where he co-directs the Nexa Center for Internet and Society and holds the course on Digital Revolution . Since March the 16th, 2018 he has become the Chancellor’s Delegate for Culture and Communication. Since 2011 he has been as an associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. De Martin has edited the volume “The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture” (2012) and is the author of the book "Università futura - tra democrazia e bit" (Codice Edizioni, 2017). Since 2014 he has been a member of the study group for Internet Rights established by the then House Speaker the Hon. Laura Boldrini. He regularly writes for the daily La Repubblica and is a member of the scientific board of the Italiana Treccani Encyclopaedia and of Biennale Democrazia.