Instructions for the Future

Instructions for the Future (IF) Informal education as a tool for the dissemination of scientific culture is a national project (2012), co-financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific and Technological Research, through a network of nine Italian Science Museums.

Project’ aims:
• reinforce the coordinated actions in scientific museums or science centers in Italy by promoting an effective tool for museums and by supporting the expansion of the museum centers
• to support training initiatives for the museum staff members (facilitators) through comparisons, good practices sharing in the museums and science centers
• develop a sustainable partnership between schools and science museums to enrich the scientific and technical educational experience through participatory planning
• strengthen the key role of the teachers as facilitator of learning process in collaboration with the museum educators
• create a space for participation for families through hands-on activities and experiences
• promote and enhance among Italians technical and scientific museums the network working ata national and international level

IF offered many initiatives in the different museums involved in the project: training opportunities for museums educators and teachers, workshops for schools and families to let them live rich and engaging experiences on scientific issues.

The IF partners

  • Science Centre Immaginario Scientifico (Friuli Venezia Giulia) – coordinatore
  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” (Milano)
  • Musil – Museo dell’Industria e del Lavoro (Brescia)
  • (Torino)
  • Museo del Balì (Saltara – PU)
  • Centro della Scienza – POST (Perugia)
  • Explora – Il Museo dei Bambini di Roma (Roma)
  • Cittadella Mediterranea della Scienza (Bari)
  • Città della Scienza (Catania)

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