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Progetto Highlights for High School 09-10

Education system in Italy
Presentation for the students of


Fall, 2009

Where we are: Lombardy
Crema, Milano, Gallarate, Busto Arsizio

Crema, Lombardia

Duomo in downtown Crema

11 11 .Education System Stages Pre-school school _____________________  Primary school   3-6 6 .19 Middle school High school  .14 14 .

artistico Technical schools Vocational schools Compulsory education is required until 16 . scientifico. students must choose what type of high school to attend:    Liceo (more academic): classico.19) At the age of 14.High school 5 years (14 .

Greek.Liceo classico Emphasizes Latin. Philosophy . Art History.

Liceo scientifico Focuses on mathematics and science .

Computer Science) Tecnico per Geometri (Land planning and Environmental Studies) Others .Istituto Tecnico     Tecnico Commerciale (Business Studies) Tecnico Industriale (Mechanics.

High school. Monday to Saturday or – Monday to Friday. Some general facts Timetable: from 28 to 36 teaching hours / week Students come to school either – Every morning. + one or two afternoons .

High school. Some more … About 10 subjects per year  No optional subjects  Students stay together for all subjects  State exam at the end of the 5 years  Access to University  .

Presentation of the Highlights for High School program .WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU FOR OUR TEACHERS: .Presentation of the Hands on Methodology  .Short presentation of MIT and its teaching methods .

Short presentation of MIT .An example of test for each module  .Lessons (the Italian teacher of the subject will be in the classroom with you) .WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU FOR OUR STUDENTS: .Short self-introduction .

examples. Each module (topic) will be 2 to 10 teaching units long HOW ? It ‘s fundamental that topics are presented through a hands on methodology (simple experiments.WHAT KIND OF LESSON?   WHAT ? Lessons of biology/ physics/ math/ computer science. problems etc) .

EXAMPLES OF TOPICS Math Class II Second-year students Class III Third-year students Class IV Fourth-year students Quadratic equations (8 hours) Inequalities (8 hours) Descriptive statistics (8 hours) Applications: problems. higher degree equations .

ram. routing . logical and physical data independence. topologies. for students with little background in computer science (2/4 hours) 2) How to create a professionallooking web page .EXAMPLES OF TOPICS Computer science Class III Third-year students 1) Introduction to programming for students with no programming background: very simple algorithms . information security (2/3 hours) Class V Fifth-year students 1) Distributed systems.. I/O devices for students with very little background in computer science (2/4 hours) Class IV Fourth-year students 1) Introduction to Data Base and DBMS: redundancy. integrity.. variables. inconsistency.for students with html programming background (2/3 hours) 3) Computer network security and web security (3/6 hours) for students with medium background in computer science (3/4 hours) . looping statements using a programming language like Python 2.5 or higher (4/6 hours) 2) Computer hardware: processor. conditional statements. computer networks. operators.

Potential Energy Conservation of Mechanical Energy Temperature and Heat . 4. Work . Power Kinetic Energy.EXAMPLES OF TOPICS Physics Class II Second-year students A lesson of two hours on one of the following topics: 1. 2. 3.

spread of infection and diseases Evolution from prokaryotic to eukaryotic cells Eukaryotic cells: general structure. differences between animal and vegetal cells Structure and function of the most important cell organelles . 4. 3.EXAMPLES OF TOPICS Science Class II Second-year students A lesson of two hours on one of the following topics: 1. Virus: general characteristics. 2.

ITCG Luca Pacioli. Crema (Cremona) Istituto Tecnico Commerciale .

Milano Liceo classico e scientifico .Collegio San Carlo.

VA . Busto Arsizio.Tosi”.ITCG “E.

VA .Liceo Scientifico “Leonardo da Vinci” Gallarate.

to tell the schools so that they can get organized COME TO ITALY!!!!! .WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?     Selection Direct contact with schools to agree on topics Make a list of the necessary material to bring / you’ll need in Italy for the lessons.

The End Snow at Pacioli. winter 2008 .