Città educativa is the center of best didactic practices open to citizens. With the involvement of over 300 local public administrations
Città Educativa di Roma is a multi-functional structure located in Via del Quadraro 102 included in the International Education Cities Network (Aice) with the involvement of over 300 local public administrations.
Città Educativa was opened on May 12, 2004 as a project of the City of Rome’s Councillorship and Department of Educational and Scholastic Policies to establish a center of best practices for innovation in schools in order to provide support and visibility to all activities that contribute to the education of the new generations, and in particular, the activities of schools in and around Rome.
The project is managed by Fondazione Mondo Digitale thanks to contributions from Roma Capitale, Councillorship for the Family, Education, and the Young – Department of Education and Scholastic Services, and is a part of the interventions made by the Cabina di Regia Legge 285/97 Office.
From 2004 to 2008, we animated the City with four editions of Themed Weeks, cycles of meetings/workshops that proposed original and innovative experiences that could be replicated in other areas as well.
In 2007, we created the Città Educativa website, which has now been completely renewed.
Since 2008, we were assigned responsibility also for the Center’s management and administration.
We also installed a network of PC and video-conference services inside the Centro del Quadraro, and as the party responsible for the identification and distribution of the most innovative teaching methods in the Rome school system, we began a more long-term program for a progressive increase in school renewal processes.
With the creation of a network of didactic innovators and partner organizations (universities, research institutes, NGO, and associations) and a program of systematic activities, the Foundation aims at the establishment of a phyrtual platform that complements physical and virtual activities in order to extend innovative teaching practices throughout the entire academic system. The physical dimension of the phyrtual platform formed rapidly through a rich program of activities that combined leading and learning organizations around the best practices experience. The virtual dimension began forming at the same time through the definition and development of knowledge objects that are available also online, given the elevated cost of multimedia products.
For RomeCup 2012, Fondazione Mondo Digitale re-opened the center and resumed all the previous activities with a new program divided into 4 ACTION PATHS and 6 THEMED AREAS in order to create a permanent setting for comparison and exchange between the schools.
- Innovation in teaching
- Social innovation
- Education for solidarity
- Education for integration