INDIRE, the oldest institution of the Ministry of Education, founded in Florence in 1925, is the scientific partner of Fiera Didacta Italia, the new Italian exhibition dedicated to school and education issues. The Institute is actually the reference point for educational research in Italy. It develops new teaching models, develops the use of new technologies in training programs, promotes the redefinition of the relationship between space and time of learning and teaching. The Institute has extensive experience in in-service training of teaching staff, administrative, technical and auxiliary and school managers, and has been involved in some of the most important experiences of e-learning at European level.

Especially for this exhibition and scientific Italian event, INDIRE coordinated a complete program of educational events that will enrich the three days exhibition and that will focus on the “school of the future.”

There will be over 60 scientific events, including workshops and conferences, dedicated to trainers, educators, teachers and operators. In the dedicated section of the website it is possible to learn about the main scientific topics developed during the Fair: teaching innovation, responsible use of technology, but also practical issues like management of furnishings and school buildings.

In particular, the “Avanguardie Educative” core program, also launched by INDIRE, will have a central role in the scientific program: the program was born in 2014 with only 22 new experimental schools, and nowadays counts on a broad network of over 600 schools committed to transforming the transmissive model of the school, identifying and supporting experiences of innovation with a “bottom up” approach.

Furthermore, during Didacta a series of seminars that strengthen the discussion on school, architecture and innovative new furnishings for the school of the future, are scheduled. During these events the relationship between the space and time of learning and the new models of teaching organization will be further discussed and analyzed. Specific moments of the meeting will be deepening robotics, 3D printers in the classroom and immersive learning.

The courses therefore include five main areas: The innovation of the educational model area, the teaching innovation area, the comparative education topics, innovation with technologies and “Space Is Teaching” area.

Fiera Didacta Italia is officially included by the Italian Ministry of Education among the events of the multiannual plan for teacher training.