The school of "Bornaccino" and the teacher Federico Moroni


  • Sandra Degli Esposti Elisi



Pupils of the primary school in Bornaccino, a small village near Santarcangelo di Romagna, used drawings to narrate their daily lives, the rural world they had known since infancy. Their teacher Federico Moroni tried to stimulate their imagination and raise their awareness of feeling emotions, because through these they would be able to express their everyday experiences in a more direct, spontaneous manner, also through drawings and in the use of colour. The teacher’s work covered a period of around twenty years, and the most important educational aspect was that of linking education to creativity, seen most clearly in art education and understood as the free expression of every child’s subjectivity, strongly convinced that a creative person is able to adapt more flexibly to change, to establish new relations which adapt to changing situations, and to find new strategies and solutions using greater flexibility.

How to Cite

Degli Esposti Elisi, S. (2010). The school of "Bornaccino" and the teacher Federico Moroni. Ricerche Di Pedagogia E Didattica. Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 5(2).



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