Education In Italy - Service Learning

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Education In Italy - Service Learning

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Education, Service-Learning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    The first part of this course examines each stage of the Italian educational system from nursery school (asilo nido) through the various levels and choices related to secondary and high schools. The examination of Italian schooling will also be approached from a historical standpoint, in particular through the mapping of changes over the last three decades. The following questions will be examined: What is the effect of immigration on schools and how have they adapted to the recent influx of non-European pupils? What is/has been the role of the Catholic Church in state education and how has the increasingly secularized nature of Italian society impacted schooling? How has the role of the teacher changed and how does that role compare to those in other countries? How and why has the curriculum changed? The second part of the course will examine the choices for higher education from technical colleges to universities. Italy boasts the oldest universities in the world - Salerno, Bologna, Padua, and Pavia - and some lectures and discussion will be dedicated to the history of the Italian university and its role in the Renaissance period. The structure, organization, admission procedures, student life, and degree system of the modern university will be examined. This course includes service learning hours within the Florentine Community.

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