Arte e apprendimento: uno studio in profondità del potenziale educativo dell’arte

Francesca Audino

The purpose of this article is to present the value and effectiveness of teaching artistic languages to students, particularly in multicultural contexts. The article will first address the role of direct experience, specifically the way in which emotions and movement contribute to the development of awareness. Taking into account recent developments in the field of neuroscience, this article will underline how artistic workshops prepare students for both general and cross disciplinary learning. This article will also address the strong connection between artistic workshops and the development of skills, specifically life skills, as defined by the World Health Organization. To better convey the positive impact of artistic workshops on self-esteem and participation, I have also included excerpts from interviews with teachers and artists, carried out over the course of my doctoral research. The collaboration between the Civico Zero initiative carried out by Save the Children and the MAXXI Museum Department of Education for the benefit of MSNA, provides evidence that students can relate to works of art and through that relationship, explore their personal histories.


art; intercultural; learning; neuroscience.