Training course on Freinet pedagogy

Dear Teachers and Headmasters, on 7, 8 and 9 1 group and 11 and 12 September second group 2023 our network organizes.

A training course on Freinet Pedagogy   Bosco Chiesanuova at the Comprehensive Institute.

The face-to-face course is open to a maximum of 30 people per group, the other members will follow the recordings and streaming where possible

Principles and practices of Freinet pedagogy (Video)

Freinet pedagogy was born from the experience of the French master Célestin Freinet and his wife Élise Lagier Bruno. It has come down to us, being renewed over time thanks to the educators/teachers of many countries of the world and their movements. The underlying principle of Freinet pedagogy is cooperation, which is not simple mutual aid but a way of relating the progress of each student (his emancipation, his progress in learning) with that of the collective class. Cooperation is not a generic value because it is concretely implemented in "techniques", real "institutions" for learning and for living together. The set of these “techniques constitutes an alternative pedagogical system to traditional pedagogy.

The internship will be conducted by Marcel and Danielle Thorel, two French teachers who, with the support of the school administration, founded the Freinet de Mons-en-Barœul experimental school located on the outskirts of Lille. Marcel and Danielle Thorel also helped establish a Research Center promoting Freinet pedagogy in Liège (Belgium). Maria Rosaria Di Santo will speak on the experience of the Italian masters who have interpreted and practiced the Freinet pedagogy in an original way. Enrico Bottero will lead the training.

Simultaneous translation into Italian will be ensured for non-French speakers. The course is free. For further information on Freinet pedagogy, see in Italian.

An example of a class assembly - Freinet Pedagogy


Freinet pedagogy between Liège and Rome (Video)

On May 16, 2023, at La Sapienza University (Rome), a seminar on Freinet pedagogy was held. The seminar took place on the occasion of the visit to Rome of a group of teachers from the Freinet schools in Liège (Belgium) accompanied by Anita Ruiz, coordinator of the Freinet Pedagogical Research Center. The seminar was organized by Pietro Lucisano, Giordana Szpunar and Patrizia Sposetti, professors of the University of Rome (Department of Psychology, Developmental Processes and Socialization). In the seminar the experiences of the Freinet schools of Liège were presented (Nunzia Pecorarodirector of the "Célestin Freinet" school of Belleflamme – Liège) and of a school in Rome (Elisa Amato, teacher at the I.C. Simonetta Salacone, intervened).


Meeting in Rome with Danielle and Marcel Thorel on Freinet Pedagogy (Video)

All participants will be sent information for hotels and details on how to reach the I.C. Bosco Chiesanuova. Training will be in presence and in working groups. Only the general part and a working group will be filmed and then put online.The general assembly to which all members are invited in presence on September 7 afternoon. For those who cannot participate, streaming is available – The link will be sent to all subscribers.

Full programm of training days


Registrations in presence are already full. It is only possible to register for the online event. Details will be sent to online registrants. To register online fill out the form below. Thank you.

Registration for the online course





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