PLAY TO LEARN
Can games play a key role in the way young children learn? Does turning knowledge into culture have something to do to pleasure? “We do not want complacent pupils but eager ones” wrote Maria Montessori in 1947 as she spread her idea on schools being places of growth and self- determination for each and every child. It’s a revolutionary idea to reverse the childhood situation of today, an overburdened childhood, filled with gadgets and technological devices to the point we perceive these generations as more connected to loneliness than to their own cognitive and recreational potential in relation with their peers. Andrea Lupi, a pedagogista and educator of the Montessori Foundation in Italy, will consider this with us starting from his book “The Montessori nursery school” (Erickson) assisted by Berta Martini, university professor of General Didactics and
Pedagogy at Urbino and scientific representative for the Montessorian Pedagogy Center. Discussing with them will be professor Sara Agostini, introduction by Chiara Stella.