We aim to make this website a source of some exciting material for teachers and educators. Our ambition is to work with teachers in order to explore together the potential for interartistic teaching in those disciplinary areas in which Italian art and culture are especially relevant. These disciplines are likely to be Italian, art history and history.
As part of the ongoing Interdiscipinary Italy project, we will be developing an Interart in Schools Project and will set up a project team for this in 2016. This team will produce sample interartistic and intermedial teaching material aimed at 14-18 year olds (GSCE and A-level in the UK). While this material will have its roots in the academic work being done on the project, it will draw vital inspiration and ideas from teachers.
While the Interart in Schools Project is aimed at providing material for teachers in the UK, if you have an interest in taking this idea to Italy, or other English-speaking countries, please let us know. If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to develop the project to cover other countries.
The material produced from the Interart in Schools Project will be freely accessible online and will be hosted on this website from 2017.
We warmly welcome the views, ideas and input of those of you now reading this who have an interest in secondary school teaching and/or curriculum development and the Italian interarts and intermedia.
If you would like to be involved in any way with the Interart in Schools Project, please contact Emanuela Patti to register your interest.
Event 1: On Saturday 18 June 2016, the Italian Cultural Institute in London hosted a very exciting and extremely well attended conference organised by the ISMLA (Independent Schools Modern Languages Association) and the SIS (Society of Italian Studies). Over sixty secondary schools, both from the independent and state sector, were represented. You can find more information about this event at the following link