Collective writing and digital media: a reinterpretation of Don Milani’s didactic method


In the digital world, socio-relational dynamics and communications take place as conversations using different language forms.  Today, writing has assumed other connotations, as the linguistic codes being used are not only the traditional ones of the text, but include different symbolic and aesthetic forms. What emerges is the need for more serious and complex educational action, due to the equally complex multi-literate context. Within this conceptual framework lies the possibility of reinterpreting don Milani’s didactic methods, in light of a double correlation: the need to create “media language” literacy, in the same way as the Barbiana school helped teach the Italian language, and the use of teaching based on experience and participation, where today, don Milani’s collective writing is reflected in terms of Co-writing and project-based learning.