Art History and Creativity

Students at the Secondary Art School F. Mengaroni learn about British Art through cooperative and creative activities. Here classes 4C and 4G are working on a Jigsaw task focusing on the series of six paintings known as “Marriage A-la-Mode” by William Hogarth.

 

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Working with sources

Our school curriculum focuses on learning through hand-on activities which encourage collaboration and autonomy. On the 8th of March class VC worked on a source-based activity aimed at understanding how women won the vote in England. By analyzing photographs and written documents, students collaborated in understanding language, finding information, organizing data about the women who started International Women’s Day in 1911. By studying the history of women’s empowerment students were led to reflect on how fundamental human rights are essential for social justice and that the fight against inequalities is still an issue today.

English Language for Teachers

While our students are busy improving their language skills and participating in a range of international projects, some of our teachers have just completed their in-service language courses designed to improve teachers’ level of English, from Basic to Independent user (CEFR Levels A2 to B2).  Our courses also hosted a few teachers from schools of the district confirming our commitment to the process of internationalization of the educational setting.

The photos below show the last lessons of groups level B1 and B2 with their teachers Mrs June Barrs and Mrs Melanie Segal.

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The participants have expressed their satisfaction with the achieved results and appreciation for the courses and are looking forward to starting again next school term.

Erasmus Apps in Dublin

From May 10 to 19 a group of teachers of Liceo Artistico Mengaroni participated in a transnational meeting and a training course on the topic of Cyberbullying prevention within the Erasmus Apps project which Mengaroni represents as coordinating institution.

 Both events were held in Dublin at the Rochestown Meeting Room and saw the participation of teachers and headteachers from Italy, Romania, Spain and Poland, as well as the presence of the training institutions and projectpartners, Co. meta srl from Fano and USL from Dublin.

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The initial meeting involved the coordinators of each institution called upon to discuss, in particular, the contents and methods for developing vertical educational modules transversal to all school orders, from primary to secondary level, with the objective of prevention of of bullying on the net and in social media.
The participants also discussed the organizational aspects of European exchanges between students starting from the next school year and involving, in addition to the students of Mengaroni, those of the Gaudiano IC of Pesaro, the Polo3 of Fano, the IC Mercantini of Fossombrone and the schools of Ciudad Real (Spain), Uricani (Romania) and Plock (Poland).

The training activity was managed by Universal Learning System in Dublin and focused on socio-pedagogical issues related to cyberbullying.
Professor Baronciani from Liceo Mengaroni also gave a lecture on the topic of empathy and the role of neuroscience in understanding the phenomenon.

The participating teachers carried out workshops, simulations and dramatizations and explored the methodology of digital storytelling, and the use of various artistic techniques for the development of activities aimed at student

All the World’s a Stage

Here at the Mengaroni Secondary Art School we study Art and Literature in English and during the fourth year we concentrate on Elizabethan Drama. Students from class 4A specialize in architecture, so they decided, together with their teacher Mrs Callegari, to create models of the Globe Theatre. Here below an example of their work!

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