National Agency for the Development
of School Autonomy
via M. Buonarroti 10
National Agency for the Development of
schooling obligation: what is changing at school?
Italian rules and regulations from 2007
- The cultural axes
Axis of languages
"Competences - Mastery of Italian language
To produce various texts types in order to
achieve different communicative goals
To search for, acquire, and select
general and specific information depending on the production of different
types of written texts.
To take notes, to write summaries and reports.
To clearly elaborate information
To produce correct and coherent texts, suitable for different
Structural elements of a coherent and cohesive written text.
How to use dictionaries.
Ways and techniques to produce different types of written texts: summary, letter,
Writing phases: planning, redaction, review." (p. 15-16)
Scientific and technological axis
[...] to catalogue
information, to search for information and communicate on the net.
Structure of the Internet.
General structure and functions common to different applications (menu typologies,
how to edit, create, save and store documents etc.)" (p. 25)
To read - also in multimedia way - the different sources
(literary, iconographic, documentary, cartographic), from which obtain
information on historical events of different epochs and geographical regions.
The different source typologies" (p. 27)
- Key competences for active
citizenship to be acquired during compulsory education
"The extension of the schooling
obligation to ten years aims at promoting the personal
fulfilment in self-building, in building of fair and relevant relations with
others, and of a positive interaction with natural and social reality.
Learning to learn:
Organising one's own learning activity,
by identifying, choosing and using various sources and various ways of
information and education (formal, non-formal and informal) also depending
on available time, on one's own strategies and study and work methods.
Planning and managing projects
- Understanding messages of different type (everyday, literary, technical,
scientific) and of different complexity, transmitted in different languages
(verbal, mathematical, scientific, symbolic, etc.) through different
supports (printed, computer, and multimedia)
Collaborating and participating
Acting autonomously and responsibly
To tackle tricky situations building and testing assumptions,
identifying suitable sources and resources, collecting and evaluating data,
suggesting solutions, using contents and methods of the different
disciplines depending on the problem type.
Identifying links and relations
Acquiring and interpreting
Critically acquiring and
interpreting information - received in different contexts and through
different communication tools
by evaluating its reliability and usefulness,
distinguishing facts and opinions." (p. 30)
of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006
on key competences for lifelong learning
(2006/962/EC) translated into Italian
Keywords: policy document -
new compulsory schooling obligation - key competences for lifelong learning -
key competences for active citizenship - key competences - lifelong learning -
active citizenship - personal fulfilment - personal development - self-building
skills - interpersonal skills - learning to learn - independent learning -
formal learning - informal learning - non formal learning - project management - learning skills - project management skills -
language skills - writing skills - communication skills - collaborative skills - problem solving - independent work
skills - responsibility skills - information skills - information processing
- information sources - critical use of
information - evaluation of information - use of the Internet - ICT skills - critical thinking - basic
competences - four cultural axes - implementation of EU recommendations - new
Italian rules - new Italian regulations