Selection of the most significant material provided to students in preparation for the public debate. The material is selected according to specific criteria
Costruire un altro futuro – il contratto mondiale dell’acqua-Capitolo II-Petrella
The water crisis: the Metaplan technique
The Metaplan is an interactive technique of discussion that allows a group to discuss on a default theme, in our case the “water crisis”.
It is also defined as a technique for visualising, analysing and recording ideas (visual communication) as it allows people to exchange and share individual and small groups views, as a result of the efforts of successive elaboration and organization of the concepts emerged in the discussion group.
The objective of this methodology is to help encourage girls and boys in attitudes and behaviors of active citizenship by creating awareness and offering thoughts and findings from individual reflection and exchange of ideas in the group and between groups. Young people are encouraged to engage in first person in order to find potential solutions to the discussed issue.
This type of approach is especially useful to make explicit the tacit knowledge of boys and girls about a topic, in order to introduce and develop it.
As a classroom often does not possess the characteristics such as to facilitate the work, it is necessary to adopt certain standards of preparation that, in terms of communication, offer a number of advantages: to place chairs of students in a semicircle offers a tuition less institutional, eliminates the physical barriers and allows for movement of people in the class for new modes of interaction.
Students in some schools during the course of a Metaplan technique
Students of high school Francesco d’Assisi of Rome
Students of vocational school IPSIA Cattaneo of Rome
Students og industrial school Da Vinci, agrarian section of Maccarese
Students of industrial school Fermi of Rome
Students of liceo Virgilio, classic and scientific Brocca of Rome