Information about AIIG
Associazione Italiana Insegnanti di Geografia (AIIG)
ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF GEOGRAPHY TEACHERS
AIIG is a qualified Association for the training of the teaching staff, accredited to the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research).
It is an Institution dealing with the culture of the territory.
AIIG, founded in Padua on April 22nd, 1954, has local branches in all the Italian Regions and in almost all the Italian Provinces. The Association, in fact, is made up of regional branches, that can be divided into provincial, interprovincial and city branches.
Italian Association of Geography Teachers works in order to fulfil the following aims:
a) promoting the meeting of geography teachers from any educational background and course of study;
b) fostering scientific and didactic refresher courses for geography teachers and promoting the relationship with other subjects;
c) promoting the research and experimentation in teaching methodology in order to make teaching more and more effective;
d) protecting the teaching of geography in all the schools and institutions;
e) spreading the geographic education and culture at any level;
f) promoting the environmental knowledge and protection in the framework of a proper geographic and ecological education, according to a more functional management of the territory;
g) promoting the mutual international knowledge and understanding, the respect for multiculturality and diversity and the rights of all the populations to development and progress;
h) keeping in touch and exchanging experiences with other similar associations in Italy and abroad, particularly within the European Community; encouraging transnational projects, especially the ones devoted to the development of the European dimension.
Every year, in different regions, a National Convention is held.
Conventions represent meaningful opportunities for teachers to meet other colleagues and exchange experiences. Teachers can attend refresher courses “on the spot” (taking actively part in geographic excursions) and “face-to-face” lessons (listening to speeches, taking part in workshops and round tables, working in teaching laboratories, presenting their own teaching experiences to the colleagues).
The AIIG publishes the bimonthly journal
“Environment Society Territory - Geography in the Schools”
Any member can cooperate to the Journal, according to the rules established by the Editorial Staff.
The journal publishes:
- didactic and scientific contributions on environmental and social-territorial issues;
- news concerning the teaching of Geography in the schools and universities;
- chronicles on the Association activities of the Regional and Provincial Branches;
- reports on educational trips;
- reviews and reports on publications that can be useful to the members, with particular reference to Geography teachers;
- surveys approved by the Editorial Staff or proposed by the National Committee.
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