Leaded by University of Milano Bicocca and GiocheriaLaboratori
The two leading partners of HUB Milano are the University of Milano-Bicocca and GiocheriaLaboratori, an educational service and science centre for kids from 3 to 11 years old in Sesto San Giovanni (MI). UNIMIB and Giocheria have been collaborating on the training of infant schoolteachers for 20 years; co-designing science education in-service training programmes and collaborating in research. They are members, since more than 30 years of the “Nidi e Infanzia” National Group established by Loris Malaguzzi.
They believe that each educational system should assume an inclusive perspective, by sharing discoveries and learning experiences, and focusing on interactional skills and pro-social behaviors. This perspective involves redesigning the learning environment in its various aspects (physical, relational, social, cultural), in order to promote accessibility and participation. Starting from 2022, a collaboration between Piccoli&Grandi educational service, Giocheria and UNIMIB has begun.
Community living labs
HUB Milano manages 5 Community living labs. Each CLL works with children with disabilities and/or SEN; improving the level of awareness of the territory on the issues of inclusion, building bridges for mediation between social educational services and the community, and making science education more accessible.
39 kids, from Sesto San Giovanni and Concorezzo took part in activities involving physics. 20 kids from Bambini Bicocca Infant School were involved in naturalistic activities.
HUB Milano participated at international and national conferences such as Interazione Bambini-Robot, Scuola Democratica, Festival GenerAzioni and EECERA. Additionally, several training courses were caried out: one on Inclusive Teaching, two Professional Development Action-Research, one on Inclusive Science Education and one on Disseminating Scientific Culture “Alla scoperta degli animali robotici”.
UNIMIB’s B.inclusion service is also reconstructing the university pathways of students with disabilities and/or SEN.
Who we are
- University of Milano Bicocca: Home page EN | Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
- GiocheriaLaboratori: Giocheria – Comune di Sesto San Giovanni
- “Riccardo Massa” Department of Human Sciences for Education of UNIMIB: “Riccardo Massa” Department of Human Sciences for Education |
- Infant School Bambini Bicocca: Scuola Bambini Bicocca
- Infant School Monte San Michele:
PLESSO Monte San Michele | IC Martiri della Libertà
- Associazione Antonia Vita and Impresa Sociale “Il Carro”: Associazione Antonia Vita – Carrobiolo Monza