Prof A. Borden


Responsible teacher: Prof. ALESSANDRO BORDINA - contacts:

Alessandro Bordina graduated in Literature from the University of Padua in 2004 and obtained a PhD in Audiovisual Studies from the University of Udine in 2008. From 2008 to 2015 he collaborated with the University of Udine in as a research fellow and contract lecturer for the courses of "Film Analysis" and "Film Restoration Laboratory". During his research activity he has dealt with the intermediary relationships between literature, audiovisual language and contemporary art and has conducted restoration activities of film and video works in collaboration with the Venice Biennale and the Cineteca di Roma. Since 2020 he has been a tenured teacher of Italian, Latin and Geohistory at the G. Galilei scientific high school.

Mission of the Department

The Boccaccio Department is divided into: first two years, which coordinates the teaching activity of the disciplines Italian, geohistory and Latin (the latter present only in the sections of the Scientific High School, not in the Applied Sciences option sections); second two-year period and fifth year, which coordinate the activity of the Italian and Latin disciplines. There are 20 teachers, all belonging to the same competition class (A011); they work partly on mixed teaching positions, alternating both teaching in the first two years with that in subsequent classes, and teaching in sections of the Scientific High School with that in sections of Applied Sciences, and within the strengthening staff.

The educational-training objectives that the Department sets itself respond to the need to place the concept of competence at the center of its attention from a personalist perspective, in the sense that it must be the centrality of the person, or rather of the learner, that constitutes the inspiring principle of teaching process, as declared by all the most recent national and European legislation. Disciplinary knowledge must thus constitute the condition for developing those skills that enrich the students' personalities and make them aware of themselves and others.

Without knowledge and skills - as stated - skills cannot manifest themselves; and here the Department also works in this perspective, for the creation of specific teaching modules, based on the founding nuclei expressed by the new National Indications, identifying some essential knowledge and skills, but at the same time leaving teachers the possibility of designing innovative school paths, as well as through the use of new technologies or through different methodological approaches. An example of this in Latin teaching is the presence of both the grammatical translation approach (also through the use of IT supports) and the innovative one of the Ørberg Method; methodologies all equally useful to encourage that encounter with classical texts which educates students to compare ancient and modern, to grasp elements of continuity and innovation within our cultural tradition, both national and European.

The first two years, which also marks the end of compulsory schooling, is on the one hand a moment of connection with the lower secondary school, on the other as preparatory to the second two years. The primary and transversal objective of the disciplines taught is the consolidation of linguistic skills (both in reception and in production) because, as stated in Ministerial Decree n.139/2007, "mastery of the Italian language is an indispensable premise for the conscious and critical exercise of every form of communication and is common to every form of learning (...) it is essential to interact in the community and to fully exercise citizenship". At the same time, however, there is no lack of attention to the different types of literary text, to gradually guide the student towards the more specialized path addressed in the second two-year period - fifth year. Since even literature, whether ancient, modern or contemporary, takes on an educational value to develop the complex and profound sense of belonging to society.

BOCCACCIO 2019_22.pdf