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Project Director: Dr. Antonio Casale

The project "Studying with passion" is aimed at students who attend primary school and those attending secondary school of first degree, as in such training institutions it is possible to create the conditions for each girl and boy to acquire and develop the fundamental foundations for the personal realization of an effective, practical, schematic, but not rigid study system.

This system can be further consolidated, deepened and adjusted over time, according to specific training needs and according to personal attitudes or characteristics of thought.

It often happens that in the very first years of training, the study is perceived as a succession of due and unpleasant activities for which there is no interest, a series of linked actions to which you are subjected, even if they do not arouse any interest, commitments that require time and energy but that produce results or unexpected and frustrating effects.


The lesson, the homework, the study of a topic, the interrogation and the assessment in class, the consequent evaluation of the performance (the school mark or the judgment), are almost always perceived as events engineered by others, programmed at times that are less appropriate for us and in any case inevitable, whose outcome is often attributable to chance or to the adversity of destiny or simply because "mother nature" has not donated a mind predisposed to this or that matter and, in some cases, to the study in general.

It is indisputable that some people, even as children, show a particular attitude for study or show a marked talent for a particular discipline, but this does not mean that all the others are completely lacking, so lacking in "attitude" to be justify even the results clearly insufficient.

Therefore, if it is to Nature not very benign that we give responsibility, it is precisely from what happens in Nature that we can also draw an opposite example, such as the one that the vegetable kingdom offers us.

You can notice how grasses, plants, shrubs and wild trees can sprout and grow, even in absurd or extreme conditions, perhaps between the cracks of a pavement or a concrete wall, without anyone looking after them.

For other species, as we know, it is instead necessary to be constantly cared for so that they can survive, thrive and produce abundantly.

Given this fact, could we say that Nature wanted to give some plants the "talent" to survive independently and without effort, while denying it to many others?

There is no revealing and absolute answer, but it is possible to observe and affirm that, by constantly and passionately working, respecting the physical limits and exploiting the peculiar qualities, using the correct techniques and the appropriate tools, 

man has been able to cultivate and harvest wonderful fruits from those plants apparently less "welcome" and less "lucky".

The mind also needs constant commitment, motivation, correct techniques and suitable tools to make learning effective and to consolidate and develop our knowledge.

With this project we want to share with young people the knowledge of "tools" and "techniques", to support their challenging and satisfying "work of students". To enable this objective, the project is divided into three phases:

1. presentation of a method to analyze part of a text or topic;

2. sharing of a technique, already in use especially in many foreign schools, to effectively learn a topic of study;

3 Illustration of a system by which to be able to elaborate and carry out a theme or a report in a complete and fruitful way.

The support provided will be articulated, in particular, in a series of meetings (type of theoretical lesson-practice) to present useful techniques to analyze a text, to learn a topic, to write a theme or a report on a topic and in further meetings (typology practical lesson) for the deepening of the objectives of one or more theoretical-practical lesson.

In order to acquire knowledge of each proposed methodology and to provide a sufficient ability to apply it promptly in the study of the various disciplines, each lesson, may be accompanied by further meetings during which to deepen aspects and refine techniques ancillary to the proposed methodologies, increasing the ability to apply them and the organization of the study activity.


Wishing everyone to be curious and to study with passion.

Image by Joanna Kosinska

Albert Einstein
"I have no particular talents, I’m just passionately curious"

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