Learn philosophy from philosophers…
The Philosophical-Theatrical Walks represent one of the most intense and loved moments of the Festival. The guided tour of the places links to theatrical performance, giving students the chance to meet philosophers and thinkers ‘live’. This activity allows you to concretely experience the possibility of combining philosophical text and theatrical language and allows you to ‘read’ the territory in its artistic, monumental, landscape and archaeological aspects, using different skills. It also brings out excellence, not only linked to the logical abilities of youth but also to their artistic and creative potential.
Philosophical dialogue, created in a maieutic dimension, realizes philosophical didactics by concepts. The expert (the Philosopher) opens the discussion and solicits active participation in the students. It compels them to form ideas, which arise from real problems, to finally arrive at a moment of philosophical abstraction. This activity aims to achieve learning through discovery, in an empathetic way.
Experience the places where philosophy was born…
Enhancing the territory is a founding element of the Philosophy Festival in Magna Graecia, which mission is to combine the didactic intent with the discovery – in the less touristic periods – of places of historical and archaeological interest, symbols of Mediterranean culture and western philosophical thought. During the Festival, students visit the cities of ancient Magna Graecia, in Southern Italy and in the Greek peninsula, with the aid of touristic guides, discovering a millenary and priceless cultural heritage and physically descending into the places where the first philosophers acted.
… And get involved!
Workshops for students
Our Workshops of Practical Philosophy – real source of ideas that aim at the development of personal mindfulness and at an active debate between participants – represent a “mental gymnasium” in which the facilitator leads the students towards the acquisition of new knowledge, immediately expendable. The workshops (theater, sound, expressive movement, cinema, photography, meditation, radio) are proposed taking into account Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences.
Agòn for talents
FFMG's multidisciplinary philosophical Agòn challenges high school students to show their skills, talents and knowledge through an innovative and interesting experiential philosophical path, designed to thrill and turn on the minds. The Agòn, declined in specific disciplinary areas, uses languages familiar to youth to stimulate confrontation and let the students express their point of view on selected philosophical themes. At the end of the competition, the “Philosophers' Cup” is awarded to the best talents, during a ceremony.
Training for teachers
During the Festival, teachers are not mere companions. In fact, the Festival for Philosophy in Magna Graecia designs for them activities and workshops, giving great importance to the themes of care, positive relationships and empathy. Through guided dialogue, sharing of experiences and specific training courses, teachers experience in first person new possible ways of interpreting the relationship between student and teacher.
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