Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020): Media and education in the pandemic age of COVID-19
Articles

La scuola come polo educativo e socio-culturale nell’era pandemica del COVID-19

Manuela Repetto
Dipartimento di eccellenza di Filosofia e Scienze dell’Educazione, Università degli Studi di Torino
Published November 2, 2020
Keywords
  • formal and informal learning,
  • media education,
  • technology enhanced learning,
  • educational community

Abstract

The school and the institutions of the local community play a complementary role on how the educational system currently works, as well as on its desired transformation. In light of the changes that the pandemic imposes on a structural and regulatory level, it is necessary to reorient reflection and research also on pedagogical models that can facilitate a transformation process already underway before the pandemic and that the current situation brings to the fore. One way could be to favor the contamination between formal knowledge and the repertoire of knowledge and educational practices spread throughout the territory. In this mutual contamination, the role of digital technologies and educational media appears crucial, which will be explored in this contribution by defining, through a taxonomic model, some scenarios on the possible educational initiatives that arise from the alliance between school and territory. These scenarios, in addition to offering solutions to address the risks posed by the pandemic situation, represent an opportunity to innovate the educational system.