Refresher courses for teachers
In December 2012, the SNS joined a national lifelong learning programme created the year before by an agreement between the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei and the Ministry of Education. The programme promotes the dissemination of the culture of science and the humanities in Italy and the intensification of the dialogue between the world of school and that of the university through free refresher courses for Italian schoolteachers of every rank and grade.
The courses benefit from the scientific and didactic contribution of academies, universities and cultural institutions, with the aim of supporting and encouraging improvement in the national teaching and training systems, helping to produce a cultured, thinking, curious and well-informed citizenry and an inclusive school system that promotes justice and social well-being.
By opening up to and promoting this spirit, the courses organised by the Scuola Normale (Accademia dei Lincei and Normale per la scuola) constitute right from the start a reference point for teachers of schools in Tuscany and in the surrounding regions.