“We took state examinations in person, chose a path of which I give a positive opinion. I have also seen term papers developed with very sophisticated multimedia tools. We are now evaluating this experience, as we are evaluating previous experiences, and we will define in adequate time, earlier than in previous years, the procedures for carrying out this year’s final exams ”. So the education minister Patrizio Bianchi is already thinking about the next maturity
“I understand that those who have carried out this cycle of studies did it in a very difficult situation, however – explained Bianchi by speaking on video link to a debate organized in Bologna with the students of the Malpighi High School on the theme” Is it a country for young people? ” as part of the Franciscan Festival 2021 – it is not by asking for discounts that we meet the need for growth of young people. There will be an exam which will be of maturity ”.
“School – he observed – must increasingly be the way in which everyone is able to use all the tools of their time and not to be used. I am thinking of the mobile phone, the computer, that is, artificial intelligence. But it must be done with a critical capacity. You have to know how to read the news. When you study philosophy, you must enter the vax no vax debate with a critical capacity. But you are lucky to be able to use the critical reading that starts from Kant which is not a book to put in the library. It is the conceptual tool with which you can face today’s world ”.
For now we know that we will start at 8.30 on 22 June, for the possible first written test, as established by ministerial ordinance 191 of 23 June.
Taking the final exam in the manner of this year, with the paper and a maxi-interview, “is a possibility. We have to see what path the pandemic will take, if we can master it. But we can’t wait for May to talk about it, we could make a decision around Christmas. I would not like the boys to think from now on that the maturity should go like last year ”, replies the president of the National Association of Principals (NPC), Antonello Giannelli.
According to Giannelli, in general “a 360-degree evaluation” on the exam model for the future would be appropriate: “There are those who believe that after 5 years the final judgment should not differ much from that of the teachers” during the course of studies, but “the state exam is required by the Constitution”. “I believe – he concluded – that it has a meaning for children: it is a rite of passage to adulthood”.