Read together the high poet in times of smarworking producing a video relay for the common use on social networks. This was the idea that later became a real project of Professor Pierluigi Di Clemente: Abruzzese, born in 1979, professor of Italian and Latin at the Scientific and Musical High School 'Farnesina' in Rome. Professor Di Clemente has been teaching for twelve years and also organizes cultural events. He is a Greek scholar, an actor and passionate about ancient theater. His favorite poets are Dante Alighieri and Gabriele d'Annunzio
Professor, how did you decide to combine Dante with smartworking and get to a video relay? The idea starts from a Dante verse: "different voices make sweet notes". In these atypical days, culture can keep us united. And here is our message to celebrate Dantedì: while far away, recite a single song, in continuity, as if we were a single voice. And the smartphone screen, no longer simply an instrument of isolation or evasion, has become a means of sharing.
How do you judge this experience forced by the emergency of teaching ini smartworking and what is the reaction of the students so far? It is undoubtedly a great change, both for teachers and for the children and their families: we have all had to reorganize our work and our times. On the positive side, despite the distance, collaboration between the parties has strengthened, as has cooperation within the teaching staff. All teachers made their skills available, even beyond their home institution. The school, apparently moved to the home walls, has instead plunged into the network and has been open to sharing.
Finally, do you think that smartworking represents the future of education? I don't think that's possible. It would be if education were a mere transmission of information. Although this experience is useful for re-thinking some methodological approaches and favoring the diffusion of new technologies in the school, I am convinced that face-to-face teaching, eye contact, sharing of learning are irreplaceable. Teaching is made up of reassuring glances, deafening laughter, human relationships and constant interaction. And this is precisely what the boys are missing most of these days: the continuous dialogue, the right to raise their hands and ask "I did not understand", the empathy of the teaching, the spark that no screen, from a distance, will be able to never turn on.