To Train or to Educate? Beyond Covid-19


Culture is our heritage, made by the long chain of generations, and each of us is heir and caregiver of it. Everybody and the community can enjoy this heritage when an increasing number of citizens of all ages and backgrounds have access to it. The democratic states ideally grant this access, but young people get often stuck by visible and invisible obstacles. The pandemic does not make easier the removal of inequalities already existing, and it suggests to rethink the role of the school (Robinson, 2020): to train the new generations to maintain the order of the old ones, or educate them to get the baton, so that they can carry it on, beyond our capability to think of the future? We also address this issue through a work concerning Greek myths, experienced in primary school, to create a space of creative enjoyment and expression.