School and city: care and sustainability of the educational spaces


The Greek etymology of the word “crisis” indicates in the word “opportunity” the most appropriate translation into the Italian language. This was the horizon of the experience conducted with a group of students from a secondary school of first and second grade. Attempts have been made to transform some features of the pandemic crisis due to Covid-19 into educational opportunities. The goal of the experience was to offer an opportunity to reflect on the new challenges that accompany adolescents within the school, the city and the community; privileged places where children grow up, learn and build social relationships. This time of pandemic has in fact led us to rethink the profound educational value of the school, the neighborhood, the city, to transform them into authentic contexts for promoting inclusion, opportunities for growth, learning and sustainability.