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Digital Education, quando lo Storytelling è parte della cura

The convention: Digital Education: a new paradigm for the future challenges that took place in April in the Auditorium Cavallerizza Reale of the University of Turin emphasised the potential of Storytelling. In the age of Big Data, the narration has been rediscovered as important means for organising the chaos, the big numbers and the large amount of information that we find on the Web… but not only. In fact, the narration becomes fundamental also in the fields of public health and education.

The Storytelling, a British term that means both narrative and narration understood as act of telling a story, emerges in today’s world with a new vitality, even if it has very long-standing roots: since ancient times, narration has been the instrument through which humankind structured reality. It has always been the most practical, socially adaptable, immediate and direct form to structure human experience. The novel and the short story offer what is not visible for essays and academic writings, they expand the kingdom of what can be told, they dive in particulars but at the same time they underline the universality of some human condition.

Lo Storytelling si fa Digital

The Digital Storytelling, the digitalised form of the short story that combines the potentialities of the digital medium with the value of  narrative, applies today to many disciplines: creative writing, sociology, psychology and medicine. One of the assets of the DS, in fact, is the ability to involve both at cognitive and emotional level. On the occasion of the convention Digital Education: a new paradigm for the future challenges and of the workshop leaded by Barbara Bruschi and Vincenzo Alatra, these particular abilities of Digital Storytelling have been discussed. The digital narration becomes a new instrument for those who operate in the field of Public Health and Education.

Barbara Bruschi , professor for Education and Learning technologies at the University of Turin underlined that narration, integrated with the use of voice, pictures and an audio support, are particularly important in the treatment of a patient. In fact, Digital Storytelling allows to highlight one’s fears, by showing them to the other and to oneself.

Benefits deriving from Digital Storytelling are not limited to patients but involve also health workers and educators. As Bruschi explains: “With 15 educators from the education services of the City of Turin we gave a new sense of the educational profession. People that had completely forgotten 40 years of professional life could find again the dimension of professional resistance also thanks to the pictures”.

"M'illumino di meno", le iniziative del Politecnico

This year the Polytechnic of Turin will participate again at “M’illumino di meno”, the initiative of the broadcast of Radio Rai “Caterpillar” to promote the energy saving and the virtuous behaviours in the field of environmental sustainability, that has already reached the 14th edition.

The two scheduled meetings are part of the actions promoted by the Green Team of the Polytechnic of Turin an organization born at the Polytechnic to promote activities of promotion of virtuous behaviours by the point of view of sustainability and to take a shared path of validation of the institute as a sustainable campus.

The following two are the initiatives promoted by the Polytechnic:

Today, Thursday 22nd February, at 7 pm

“Caccia al kWh” in Italian Universities

On 22nd February the Green Team of the Polytechnic of Turin will promote the “Caccia al kWh”, a flash mob during which students and staff will turn off the lights after the time of use in the rooms of the headquarter of the University, but they will also close windows and doors that entail a waste of electricity or heat energy for heating: a symbolic act to show the right use of energy. The results of the campaign will be monitored live in the Living LAB, by measuring the reduction of energy consumption of the University. The event will end with a refreshment by candlelight for all the participants.

This year the initiatives of “M’illumino di meno” are promoted in the field of the Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile (RUS), that gathers together 55 Italian Universities. On 22nd February from 6pm to 9pm, the “Caccia al kWh” will take place simultaneously in different universities, in order to involve a bigger audience for the actions of research on the waste of energy in the headquarters of the universities. The main goal is to sensitise people of the universities towards an individual contribution that everyone of us can offer on the topic of energy-saving, becoming with little inattentions, that all together can have a significant impact on the energy consumption of the universities.

SCHEDULE:

7 pm: gathering in the courtyard of the Rectorship

After that: formation of groups and campaign of light out and reduction of energy waste

At the end: refreshment by candlelight for all the participants in the atrium of the Sala Consiglio di Facoltà.

 

 

23rd February 2018, 10 am – Auditorium Energy Centre 

M’illumino con meno. Un anno dopo” seminar

On 23rd February the Green Team organizes the event “M’illumino con meno. Un anno dopo”, focused on the topic of energy efficiency in the lighting. A year ago, on the occasion of the “M’Illumino di meno 2017”, the Polytechnic had started an experimentation on the use of intelligent LED lighting with the involvement of some professionals of the sector. The conference will be the perfect opportunity to present the results of the campaigns carried out in the Living LAB, before and after the replacement operation. The data show significant savings, by highlighting the effect achieved with the addition of occupancy and light sensors. The experimentation carried out in some rooms of the headquarter (some offices, a hallway and a technical room) will give some useful information for the planning of more extended interventions in universities. The issue is topical for the Public Administration, also in relation to the offered possibilities of the current incentives.

SCHEDULE:

  • 10 am: institutional greetings
  • 10:10 am: introduction

Giovanni Vincenzo Fracastoro | GreenTeam of the Polytechnic of Turin , Energy Manager
Alberto Poggio | Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo sostenibile (RUS), Coordinator of the Energy working group

  • 10:40 am: M’illumino con meno: the development of the experimentation       and the first results

Giulio Cerino Abdin | GreenTeam of the Polytechnic of Turin, Manager of the Energy working group

Chiara Aghemo | Energy Department “Galileo Ferraris”, Environmental and Technical Physicist .

Rossella Taraglio, Gabriele Piccablotto | Architecture and Design Department , Laboratory of Analysis and Modelling of Environmental Systems (LAMSA).

Fabrizio Tondaroc | Construction and Logistic of the Polytechnic of Turin

11:40 M’illumino con meno: the point of view of operators.

Round table discussion with the representatives of the industrial workers involved in the experimentation..

12:10 Questions and debate.

Castello di Valentino

The Castello del Valentino is one of the Residences of the Royal House of Savoy included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. It is now 20 years that the castle is at  the heart of a enhancement project of the Politecnico di Torino, that aims to restore it not only for the academic community but also for the whole city.

The meeting will take place today, Wednesday, 7th February, at 2.30 pm, and it represents a moment of reflection on the steps already taken and on what remains to be done. The actors involved in the enhancement project in the last few decades will be involved.

Furthermore, the restoration project of the Cappella of the Castello del Valentino will be presented.

Speakers:

Politecnico di Torino:

Marco Gilli, Dean of the Politecnico di Torino

Costanza Roggero, Scientific handler for restoration

Paolo Mellano, Head of the Department of Architecture and Design (DAD)

Patrizia Lombardi, Head of the Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST)

Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism:

Valerio Corino, Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Giuse Scalva, already Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Laura Moro, already Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Maria Carla Visconti, already Officer of the Superintendence for the Castello del Valentino
Stefania Ratto, Archaeologist

3.30 pm: Inspection of the areas of the Castello that will be enhanced.

You can find here the flier of the event.

 

His spectacular adventures on the top of the world, from the summits of his beloved Cervino to Pakistan, China and Patagonia, have made him very famous. Hervé Barmasse, mountaineer but also writer, photographer and director (he debuted in 2015 with the book “La montagna dentro” and filmed the award-winning films “Linea Continua” and “Not so far away”) tells his challenges to the impossible, face to face with its limits, his fear and his friend, the mountain. Because mountaineering is adventure, passion, love, but also difficulty and risk: it’s the courage of man who puts own his life at stake.

But the mountaineer “son of the Cervino” – guest on January 23rd of the NICO, the Institute of Neuroscience of the University of Turin – will also talk about a special challenge, the one with vertebromidollar pathology, won thanks to the progress of neurosurgery, exercise and willpower.

Spinal cord injuries – due to road accidents, sports accidents or accidents at home – are a problem with a dramatic impact on public health, as they cause serious disabilities with serious social, welfare and economic repercussions. “One of the greatest challenges of research is to be able to stimulate the regeneration of injured nerve fibres through innovative experimental therapies“, says prof. Alessandro Vercelli, scientific director of NICO, the Institute of Neuroscience of the Cavalieri Ottolenghi Foundation – University of Turin. ” To face it at best, we decided to join forces, creating a research group that brings together complementary approaches: the clinical approach of the neurosurgeon with that of basic research, developed by developed by NICO’s anatomists and physiologists”.

The new research group will be held by the Rector of the University of Turin and President of the Cavalieri Foundation Ottolenghi Gianmaria Ajani, Vice President of the Paolo Bertolino Foundation and Prof. Giancarlo Panzica, Director of the Department of Neuroscience “Rita Levi Montalcini”. The neurosurgeon Diego Garbossa (Director of the School of Specialization in Neurosurgery at the University of Turin – City of Health and Science of Turin) and the researchers Marina Boido and Annalisa Buffo (NICO – Department of Neuroscience) will explain to the public the transition from the clinical approach to basic research on spinal cord trauma and regeneration in the spinal cord.

On Tuesday 23rd January at 11:00 a. m. at the Aula Magna of the Institute of Anatomy of the University (ground floor – Corso Massimo D’ Azeglio 52, Turin). Free entry until all available seats are available.

 

Barbara Magnani – Communication and Press Office

Department of Neuroscience, University of Turin

From 18 June 1931, after the publishing of the decree number 773 that authorized “cleaning measures” against all those who threatened the public morals and the public decency, there were almost seventy thousand deaths and other tens of thousands of people were deported to camps where they were imprisoned. These numbers, difficult to estimate, are the ones of the Homocaust, a still hidden page of the Nazi extermination against homosexuals.

Homocaust has been studied very late and much less than other deportations. This is due to the personal difficulties of the people that had to reveal their sexual orientation but, above all, due to the fact that homosexuality was considered a crime.

Even today, in about one-third of the countries in the world, homosexuality is considered a crime, sometimes punishable even with death.

The conference “The forgotten slaughter” of the Homocaust will take place on Wednesday, 24 January.

Lucy will participate in video conference together with some researchers and journalists. Lucy, born Luciano in 1924, is the last Italian survivor of the Homocaust, a “different” teenager of the Fascist Bologna, that was deported to Dachau.

Speakers:

Lorenzo Benadusi – The persecution of homosexuals in the Fascist Italy.
Maya De Leo – Homosexuality as an historic problem.
Giovanni Dall’Orto – The persecution of homosexual in the 1900s.
Claudio Vercelli – Deportation of homosexuals. The European framework.

Moderator:

Silvano Bertalot, journalist.

The initiative comes from the collaboration of Coordinamento Torino Pride with the Comitato Resistenza e Costituzione del Consiglio Regionale and the Università degli Studi di Torino.

When and where: from 9.30 am, Cavalleria Reale, Via Verdi 9.

Here you can find the poster of the event.