Giovani per l'Europa

Description of the course:
This training course on “PIZZIGONI EDUCATIONAL METHOD” aims to develop in students professional competences as future teachers of the Pizzigoni Method to children. Students will learn more about Pizzigoni, approaches to providing a Pizzigoni inspired learning environment and how to use her methods and techniques.  This course includes practical lessons, seminars, field works, thinking tools, cultural visits, technical visits, conferences with experts. Many practical tools and materials both for trainers and trainees will be supplied and at the end certificates will be delivered, as requested in Erasmus Plus Programme.


  • To give participants an adequate grounding in the Pizzigoni principle and philosophy.
  • To understand basically child psychology and child development
  • To value the teaching aids developed by Giuseppina Pizzigoni
  • To learn the Pizzigoni environment and the role of a  Pizzigoni director
  • To lear how to educate the child, as a whole, without forgetting his physical and psychological needs.
  • To stimulate moral and ethical education

Methodology:   In the framework of Erasmus Plus Programme, we are going to develop our courses based in both formal and informal education methodologies. We’ll start with an introduction of the new methodology and also with a theoretical approach. In order to stimulate the active participation of them we will use dynamic activities, like:

  • study cases,
  • conferences with responsible staff of enterprises;
  • discussions in the classroom with directors of private institutes;
  • role-plays;
  • guidelines, technical visits in private companies for job shadowing and workshops.

1s tDay: Transfer from the airport to accommodation and room allocation. Welcome Meeting. Rules applicable in Italy, information about the city and general information about the Programme. Lesson :Managing pupil’s expectations about the “Pizzigoni Educational Method” course.

2nd Day: Lesson: Presentation of the Italian educational system and of Pizzigoni principles and philosophy. Studying the steps of Giuseppina Pizzigoni biography and the development of this educational method. Some specific cases in Italy, video conference with expert educators.

3rd Day:  Flesson: Specific Lesson with experts about “Child Development: The Early Years, Childcare, Health & Nutrition”. Human Tendencies, Sensitive Periods and the Brain.

4th Day: Lesson: An introduction to Pizzigoni Child Psychology and Child Development with a psychologist. Analysis of movement – Problem analysis: Practical solutions to handle learning difficulties. Question and answer time.

5th Day: Training Course about Curriculum Planning / Early Years Foundation stage and Pizzigoni Exercises of Practical Life. Study cases with the help of Pizzigoni method teachers. Exercitation on teaching practice.

6th Day: Free time and cultural activities. 7thDay: Free time and cultural activities.

8th Day:  lesson: Theoretical Lesson about History of Methods – Pizzigoni and Major Early Childhood Theorists. Two internship hours under the direction and guidance of an experienced Pizzigoni certified teacher with whom the participant observes, assists and joins in all aspects of the educational and management process in the host school.

9thDay: Lesson Full Day of technical and schools visits. Meeting with the directors of some schools where is active the Pizzigoni Method. Question Time with students and staff. Two hours Workshop about “Sensorial Education”.

10th Day:  Lesson Examples of a typical Pizzigoni lessons. How to develop teaching activities and materials from real life. Workshop and team work.

11th Day: Lesson Put into practice the concepts learned! Participants apply the Pizzigoni method, in an Italian school.

12th Day: Final Lesson valuation of the Training Course. Certificate Ceremony and overall evaluation meeting with the host organization and the beneficiaries.

13th Day: Free time and cultural activities.

14th Day: Preparing for departure.

from 10/03/2019 to 23/03/2019
from 26/05/2019 to 08/06/2019
from 14/07/2019 to 27/07/2019
from 13/10/2019 to 26/10/2019
from 24/11/2019 to 07/12/2019

from 09/02/2020 to 23/02/2020
from 24/03/2020 to 07/04/2020
from 17/05/2020 to 31/05/2020
from 14/06/2020 to 28/06/2020
from 13/09/2020 to 27/09/2020
from 22/11/2020 to 06/12/2020

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