University of Bologna (ITALY)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 3754-3758
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
This paper proposes the MOdE as a model of approach to the educative patrimony focused on experience.
Such a model is not meant to highlight learning paths centred on active and immersive methodologies, rather to propose experience as a fundamental category in order to achieve authentic activities, of intellectual, relational, aesthetic and ethic kind, in which teachers and cultural educators are jointly involved in a designing work.

In order to realise this perspective, two main concepts are pointed out:
• competence both as element of professionalism and educational goal
• system network as a planning strategy among school and museum.

With such a sense museum is intended as a laboratory in which an active, sensible, curious, gathering citizenship, at all ages, finds its expression, as alternative living place for the contemporary man.
“Officina of Education Museum” of Bologna University is an innovative and dynamic space, committed to exibiting, collecting, evaluating and promoting the diffusion of “objects” related to the field of Education. It’s a workshop area, highly interactive, aimed to encourage and substain the acquaintance, research, study, interpretation and exchange of material and tools expressing the culture of Education. Inside the Mode there are three rooms:

Information Area
In this area visitors are given the opportunity of receiving information about aims, activities, and events promoted by Officina of Education’s Museum, as to contact the staff members of the research group.

Exploring Area
This area enables the visitor to discover and explore objects and documents belonging to the field of Education Sciences. The visitor is given the opportunity of bringing its own significant objects and introducing it in the White Room, among other objects.

Resource-sharing area
This area provides a meeting place for expert of museum didactics or cultural inheritage, as for students and training educators. Every visitor can partecipate to this community, proposing events or projects regarding critical perspectives and methods to enhance and increase chances and ways of fruition of the cultural in heritage.
Virtual museum, pedagogical models, repository, pratical community, white room.