3I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA Italy, in terms of both compulsory and higher education, is currently undergoing a period of transition through which the basic structure of the state system, as a whole, is being overhauled.These changes are designed not only to bring Italian education in line with the rest of the European Union but also to create a more flexible system, which better and more broadly educates those who study in Italy.
4A long Reform 'season'The Reform 'season' of the Italian school system has been going on for 40 years.Our school system seems to be 'stuck' in continuing and inconclusive reforms which actually began well -although amidst enormous difficulties – but have ended up in 'nothing conclusive' because of the continuous governmental changing!On one side, many Italian teachers from State schools feel ready for reform, but many others are still 'clinging' to traditional and rigid norms, refusing to be involved in the research for new contents, methodologies and organisations that fit the requirements of our contemporary society.
5I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA STRUCTUREThe Italian educational system is strongly centralized- Compulsory education begins at the age of six and ends at the age of sixteen, after the Middle School Diploma and the second year of upper secondary school
6I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA After Middle School exam (grade 8) students can choose among various types of upper secondary schools:- Lyceum (classical or scientific high schools which prepare for University)- Technical high schools (split into various tracks: industrial, agricultural, chemical, commercial)- Vocational high schools (also split into many tracks).High schools last FIVE years and conclude at the end of grade 13 with a national final exam (“State Exam”)
8Specific aspects of the I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVASpecific aspects of theItalian school system- At the beginning of the first year of each school level (elementary, middle, high school), pupils are split up into class groups which will be the same for several years*. Pupils of the same age do not mix to form different class groups; they have lessons always in the same classroom and laboratories where the different teachers turn over.* Unless they fail!
9I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA - That is because once students have chosen their track, syllabi are fixed, there are no (or very limited) options. (i.e. different languages, or religion vs. individual study or optional subjects);- Classes last from 50 to 60 minutes and take place (on average) only in the morning;- One teacher (or two teachers, in the case of subjects like Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Electronics and IT studies that have practical training in labs) for each subject accompanies the same group of pupils for more than a year (three in middle school, between two and five in high school)
10I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA - The number of teaching hours per subject and the curricula are defined by ministerial decree in the whole country.- While the subjects and hours must be the same for every school, the curricula are only a sort of concise guide-line in order to reach the educational objectives required by the system, through the didactic planning, which is mainly the teachers’ tasks.
11IFTS coursesIFTS is the acronym referring to Higher Technical Education and TrainingIFTS courses, which last an average of 1200 hours, in fact a school year, allow you to develop professional skills through the use of group work, analysis of specific cases, elaborations on the field and an extended period of practical training in the company.At the end of IFTS courses an examination is scheduled to issue the Regional Certificate of Higher Technical Specialization recognized, in Italy and Europe, with a list of skills acquired.
12IFTS in ITIS Severi before 2005 since 1999 ITIS is committed to the design and implementation of IFTS coursesKey themes:QUALITY CERTIFICATION AND SAFETYStakeholders:Electrical and electronics industries
132005 Defining the aims of IFTS courses Regional consultationSchools and universities administrators, local officials and representatives of industry associations form a committee whose task is to detect the needs of the local production system and define the directions in which to plan the training courses.
14July 2005 Regional Education of Veneto identified I. T. I. S July 2005 Regional Education of Veneto identified I.T.I.S. "Severi" as leader of a Training Center for the province of PaduaI.T.I.S. “F.SEVERI” di Padova (Ente capofila)I.T.I.S. “A.Meucci” di Cittadella (Pd)I.T.I.S. “G.Natta” di PadovaI.I.S. “I.Newton” di Camposampiero (Pd)I.T.A.S. “P.Scalcerle” di PadovaPolo formativo“TECNOLOGIA AVANZATANELL’INDUSTRIA ED ARTIGIANATO”Provincia di PadovaUniversità degli Studi di PadovaConfindustria di PadovaUnione Provinciale Artigiani di PadovaDipartimentoIngegneriadell’Informazione(DEI)Università di PadovaAgenfor Veneto sez. PadovaASCOM Servizi PadovaCFP Prov.le “E.Bentsik” PadovaCIOFS/FP Don Bosco di PadovaDIEFFEEn.A.I.P. Veneto di PadovaFòrema S.c.a.r.l.Form&r srl
15Needs of our local areaIn recent years two types of technician were identified as the needs of our local area:Responsible for the environment, energy and safety in factoriesTechnician in computer systems and IT skills
16I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA What about ITIS and Liceo Scientifico Tecnologico Francesco Severi?The school is named after the Italian Mathematician Francesco Severi and it is regarded as a “strict” school; it is, of course, a pun as in Italian severi is a synonim for strict.Let’s connect to
17ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS Second-cycle schoolAge of students: from 14 to 19
18I.T.I.S. “F. SEVERI” - PADOVA A big school with three branches:- Liceo Scientifico Tecnologico (Science and Technology Lyceum);- Electronics & Telecommunications:- Information Technology
19Electronics and Telecommunications I.T.I.S. F. SEVERI - PADOVAElectronics andTelecommunications
20ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS Aims of this course are- understanding analog and digital electronic circuits- knowledge about telecommunication systems- design of control systems based on microcontrollers- mastery in IT tools involved in electronic design
21ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS At the end of this course the student candesign and test electronic equipmentAnd he knows the importance …To be versatileTo update his technical knowledge
22ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS Job opportunitiesIn electronic factories he can take part in manufacturing, in design and quality control of final products.In other factories he often manages automation systems for production.He also is a good salesman of consuming electronic systems
23… but he can also complete his educational pathway at university ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS… but he can also complete his educational pathway at universityHe generally becomes an electronic engineer
24WORKING AS AN INDEPENDENT WORKER Leaving school after getting the final diploma, a student can undergo a two year specific training. This opportunity offers the possibility to work as an independent worker provided one passes a further final State examination. He then has to record his qualification in a special register before starting work as a designer,as a manager, as a tester, a mantainer and an installer in the following fields:Electrical, electronic, radio-TV, antenna, lightning rod, heating and hydro sistems
25ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS experimental methodology school-work cross curricular experiences students learn in school and factory
26Diploma di perito industriale per Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni Orari e Materie I II III IV VReligione/materia alternativaEducazione fisicaLingua e letteratura italianaStoria ed educazione civicaLingua stranieraDiritto ed EconomiaGeografiaMatematicaScienze della terra /Biologia 3 3Fisica e laboratorioChimica e laboratorioTecnologia e disegnoMeccanica e macchineElettrotecnicaElettronicaSistemi elettronici automaticiTelecomunicazioniTecnologie elettroniche, disegno e progettazione