The Department of Education of the Uffizi in Florence has made out a new project, which will consist of bringing the most significative art works into the virtual classrooms of schools. This initiative is available for primary and middle schools.
The Uffizi and online teaching: may it work?
There is a new initiative in order to involve schools in the world of art. The Department of Education of the Uffizi in Florence has launched a project for bringing the most significative art works into the online classrooms. This project, available for primary and middle schools, offers lessons about the most relevant works through lessons via Google Meet. Each lesson lasts 45 minutes. It can follow three different formats, two for the primary school and one for the middle school. The initiative will dedicate to primary schools stories about the Medici family, the collections and the treasures of Palazzo Pitti. Instead, lessons for middle schools will be about some masterpieces of Art Gallery.
The aim of the project
The aim of this project is to vary the routine of the online teaching through a stimulating content. Another aim is to create a kind of informal learning method. “It is already the second year straight that students are not allowed to come to see our museums. So, in order to help students and teachers as well, the Uffizi Galleries have decided to bring their own story and their own treasures in virtual lessons”, explains Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi.
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