By Giorgio Calandri, Founder of Asintoto and IAAD Professor
Learning is changed: Personalization, Mentoring, Project-Based approach and Data-Rich environment are no longer new topics. Mentoring and tutoring are a quite new way to learn: based on tips and insights rather than on lessons, with these two kinds of guides the joy of conquering new abilities through real projects overcomes the effort of learning. To have a lot of data leads to a positive attitude towards Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-constrained objectives. The challenge of Implementation, the paradigm of Gamification, the path to Self-Direction and the ubiquitous Hyperconnectivity; during our workshop we will try to develop some insight about the future of learning, starting from these four future scenarios. After the digital revolution the real problem is not the access to knowledge, but find something in the sea of information, the right answer to the right question: the problem of right questions arises. Seeing is also doing: as the discovery of mirror neurons pointed out, examples are the basis of learning. Are we at the beginning of a new era in schooling? Is this the true beginning of a society based on smart objectives rather than pure Utopian projects? By the end we will be sure that forecast is a way of seeing and seeing is the best way to learn something new; in the end, learning is the only way we have to forecast the Future.
He lives and works in Turin, where he attended the University while working in photographic and graphics studios. Since 2013, after many experiences as a graphic artist in the publishing world and in the agency, he founded the Asintoto studio, which deals with art-direction, graphic design for the third sector, editorial graphics and editing. Among his latest works, the graphics project for the cover of the disc of Perturbazione “The stories that we tell.
Petrarca is the outcome of the Workshop entitled “Ultra-Minds”. It is a device dedicated to digital learning, the result of an analysis of current problems within the world of education. Petrarca is based on multisensoriality, involvement, interaction, and experience. The product learns to learn: knowledge is obtained by asking questions. In order to obtain a good answer, you need to look for a good question. Petrarch asks itself questions, teaching us what is right. The aim is to dive in a future free of false knowledge.