Click here to download

Innovative methods for training on natural risk projects at school in the province of La Spezia
Journal Title: PRISMA Economia - Società - Lavoro 
Author/s: Giovanna Lucia Piangiamore 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  21 Pg. 113-133 FullText PDF:  236 KB
DOI:  10.3280/PRI2018-003008
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 

Research and School can plan together tools and strategies of risk communication and learning, bringing citizens closer to new scientific discoveries for a Geoscience "with" and "for" Society. The projects described in this paper are part of a long-term outreach program supported by Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia to promote public awareness and education for disaster risk reduction throughout activities among institutional bodies and local authorities, aimed at opening a social dialogue. The increasing attention to the experimental aspect of new communication strategies conveys to innovative educational methods, aimed at involving the entire community, and above all the school, with continuative activities to spread the culture of risk for the prevention of natural disasters. All collaborations are a valuable exchange of ideas between those working in emergencies, knowing the importance of making prevention and encouraging risk mitigation by engaging students in training projects and research activities on geophysical issues. Here are explained some activities, realized in the aim at finding creative solutions for a more resilient community.
Keywords: Risk, Prevention, School, Education, Society

  1. Bernhardsdóttir A.E., Thorvaldsdóttir S., Sigbjörnsson R., Musacchio G., Nave R., Falsaperla S.,… & Jimene M.J., (2012) “Disaster prevention strategies based on an education information system”, in 15WCEE, Lisbona (Portogallo), --
  2. Brasini F., Modonesi D., Camassi R. & Sidoti B., (2006) “Tutti giù per terra (all fall down) – an active course to discover earthquakes topics”, in First European conference on earthquake engineering and seismology, Ginevra (Svizzera), SS 3, 3-8/9/2006
  3. Crescimbene M. & La Longa F., (2015) “Terremoti: tra percezione e realtà”, in A. Amato, A. Cerase, F. Galadini (a cura di), Terremoti, Comunicazione, Diritto. Riflessioni sul processo alla “Commissione Grandi Rischi”, FrancoAngeli Editore, pp. 227-244
  4. Horton J., (2011). “Natural disasters – taking a longer term view”, Lancet, 377, pp. 5-11., DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60141-
  5. King C.J.H., (2010) “An analysis of misconceptions in science textbooks: earth science in England and Wales”, International Journal of Science Education, 32, pp. 565-601., DOI: 10.1080/0950069090272168
  6. Komac B., Zorn M. & Cigli R., (2013) “European education on natural disasters – a textbook study”, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 1, pp. 2255-2279.
  7. La Longa F., Camassi R. & Crescimbene M., (2012) “Educational strategies to reduce risk: a choice of responsibility”, Annals of Geophysics 55, 3.
  8. Lambropoulos N. & Bratitsis T., (2014) “Weaving User Immersive Experiences: Scientific Curiosity and Reasoning with Bodily Feelings Mapping and Evolution”, in P. Zaphiris and A. Ioannou (eds), Learning and Collaboration Technologies. Technology-Rich Environments for Learning and Collaboration, pp. 62-71., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07485-6_
  9. Musacchio G., Bernharðsdóttir A.E., Ferreira M.A., Falsaperla S. & UPStrat-MAFA outreach working group, (2014) “Long-term disaster-prevention strategies based on education”, in G. Lollino, M. Arattano, M. Giardino, R. Oliveira, S. Peppoloni (eds) Engineering geology for society and territory, 7. Springer (Svizzera)., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09303-1_1
  10. Muttarak R. & Lutz W., (2014) “Is education a key to reducing vulnerability to natural disasters and hence unavoidable climate change?” Ecol. and Soc., 19(1), pp. 42., DOI: 10.5751/ES-06476-19014
  11. Piangiamore G.L., Fanelli E., Furia S., Garau D., Merlino S., Musacchio G. & Centineo M.C., (2016) “MATER - Pianeta Terra-Mare: an interactive and multidisciplinary approach to Geosphere sciences”, in Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU2016-10298-3, 2016, Sessione EOS 5 - Geoethics: theoretical and practical aspects from research integrity to relationships between geosciences and society organizzata dalla IAPG. EGU2016 (European Geosciences Union) General Assembly 2016, 17-22/4/ 2016, Vienna (Austria)
  12. Piangiamore G.L., Eva E. & Musacchio G., (2018) “The participatory risk communication action of the KnowRISK project: Italy”, in ICESD (International Conference on Earthquake engineering and Structural Dynamics), 12-14/6/2017, Rejkiavic (Islanda)
  13. Piangiamore G.L. & Musacchio G., (2017) “Participatory approach to Natural Hazard Education for hydrological risk reduction”, in WLFO-D-16-00494, Vol. 1 - Sendai Partnerships 2015-2025 - Landslides and Society, 4th World Landslide Forum, 29/5-2/6/2017, Ljubljana (Slovenia)., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-59469-9_5
  14. Piangiamore G.L., Musacchio G. & Bocchia M., (2014) “Piovono idee! (Cloudy with a Chance of ideas!): an interactive learning experience on hydrogeological risk and climate change”, in Lollino G., Arattano M., Giardino M., Oliveira R., Peppoloni S., (eds.) Engineering Geology for Society and Territory – Volume 7 Education, Professional Ethics and Public Recognition of Engineering Geology, IAEG XII Congress, 15-19/9/2014, Torino (Italia), pp. 121-124., DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-09303-
  15. Piangiamore G.L., Musacchio G. & Bocchia M., (2013) “Challenging risk reduction through education and preparedness”, in 32° convegno GNGTS (Gruppo Nazionale di Geofisica della Terra Solida), 19-21/11/ 2013, Trieste (Italia), vol. 2, pp. 446-452
  16. Piangiamore G.L., Musacchio G. & Devecchi M., (2015) “Episodes of Situated Learning: natural hazards active learning in a smart school”, in Lewis M. Hunt (eds.), Interactive Learning: Strategies, Technologies and Effectiveness, NOVA Science Publisher, New York (USA). --
  17. Piangiamore G.L., Musacchio G., Eva E. & KnowRISK - Task E working group, (2016) “Know your school: be safe! – where students become active part of the KnowRISK project”, in S. Falsaperla, H. Langer, S. Mangiagli, L. Scarfì (eds.), 2nd General Meeting KnowRISK Knowyour city, Reduce seISmic risKthrough non-structural elements, 15-17/12/2016, Catania (Italia). flipbook: --
  18. Piangiamore G.L., Musacchio G. & Pino N.A., (2015) “Natural hazards revealed to children: the other side of prevention”, in S. Peppoloni, G. Di Capua (eds.), Geoethics: The Role and Responsibility of Geoscientists, Lyell Collection, Geological Society, London (UK), Special Publications, 419., DOI: 10.1144/SP419.1
  19. Piangiamore G.L., Pezzani A. & Bocchia M., (2012) “ERiNat Project (Training on Natural Risks): from informed children to knowledgeable adults”, in Atti del convegno 7th EUREGEO - EUropean congress on REgionalGEOscientific cartography and Information systems, 12-15/6/2012, Bologna (Italia), pp. 321-322
  20. Rivoltella P.C., (2014) “Episodes of Situated Learning. A New Way to Teaching and Learning”, Research on Education and Media, vol. VI, n. 2, pp. 79-87. --
  21. Wisner B., (2006) “Let Our Children Teach Us! A Review of the Role of Education and Knowledge in Disaster Risk Reduction”, ISD.R System Thematic Cluster, Platform on Knowledge and 20 Education, Bangalore
  22. -, pag. 16, 17, 30

Giovanna Lucia Piangiamore, Innovative methods for training on natural risk projects at school in the province of La Spezia in "PRISMA Economia - Società - Lavoro" 3/2018, pp. 113-133, DOI:10.3280/PRI2018-003008


FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content