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Human being in between endless desire and care

The main object philosophy deals with from its beginning is being. Human being, because of his peculiar connection with being, is characterized by an endless deside that cannot properly be fullfilled. Consciousness is indeed twofold, being composed by 1) its formal comprehension of being…

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The ”Health” of the organization. On some intangible components as the basic realities to improve the governance of contemporary public health organizations

The today’s challenge by the organizations of the public health service is perhaps basically constituted by the need to develop an individual and collective more professional empreneurship capable of urge internal and external resources through a specific and well-defined strategic orientation,…

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Welfare and empowerment community

Thanks to the tumultuous digital technologies development, nowadays we live in a world without boundaries, characterized by liquid communities that meet and collide, sometimes denying mutual recognition. We move in a communicative bulimia where information runs like in a circus where the sense and…

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Social inequality in a stationary society

Questo periodo storico si presenta come uno dei più duri. I prodotti più evidenti della crisi sono chiaramente le condizioni d’instabilità, incertezza e precarietà economica, che incidono profondamente anche sullo stato sociale, educativo e culturale. Il futuro prossimo non sembra capace di…

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(Re)Discovering to be an european citize The necessity of the education to European Citizenship in order to (ac)knowledge the active role to play in the Unio

It has been 13 years since the European Year of Citizenship Through Education. The need of the role of the education relating to European Union’s issues is now clearer and clearer. Indeed, even though the Treaties define every inhabitant of the Member States as “citizen” and give him or her…

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The educator, «teacher of cordial virtues»

Rethinking the role of educator in formal and non-formal educational context: this is the objective of the article. In the reflection we remember the Law 205 (c. 594-601) that regulates the profession. To recognize the value of the educator, we recall the studies of John Dewey, Maria Montessori,…

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Unemployment and drop-out

La dispersione scolastica e lo skills mismatch tra competenze richieste e disponibili, nonostante la diminuzione degli ultimi anni, costituiscono ancora un grave problema per il nostro Paese, con ricadute sui percorsi personali e sul sistema socio-economico. Partendo da un recente articolo, che…

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Schools and territory between network and community

Educational agencies are going through a difficult transition period that is having important consequences in terms of de-legitimation of the social mandate historically assigned to school. The reason of this widespread uneasiness is due to the fact that today we are living in a complex system where…

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Lifelong learning inside Lerning Organization

Every organization shall check an activity list in order to make profit; each activity is itself depending on a series of bonds (technology, assets, human resources, infrastructures...). In-business Learning is an essential bond: without it business process could even decade till complete breakout.…

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Competences for 21st Century Schools

What means ‘key competences’ and why developing them is so important in today's society? This paper focuses on three aspects of 21st century school: the importance of competences in information society, the definition in international frameworks for key competences and new approaches in teaching…

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Certification of competences and authentic tasks

After a quick analysis of the normative evolution of the skill's concept, the essay focuses on the introduction of compulsory certification of skills; then it analyses the development, first doctrinal and then legislative, of the authentic performance concept or real life tasks; furthermore, it…

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Gender differences in educational processes

The Italian educational system since the seventies became a women's world, both for the massive presence of girls in all levels of schooling, both for a teaching staff composed mainly of women, so that in some scope men have become one real “rarity”. The feminine school and university education…

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Quality Management in education system

In this paper we are trying to find an answer to the following questions: why the topic of quality was introduced with increasing force in the education system? Which are the reasons that allowed the transition of the quality concept from the economics and social organization language to pedagogic…

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