Improving Massive Alternance Scheme: The Paradigmatic Case History of the Incubator of Projectuality at the Ferrari School of Rome

  • Carlo Giovannella
  • Ida Crea
  • Giuseppe Brandinelli
  • Bianca Ielpo
  • Cristina Solenghi
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 95)


Since three years the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) has introduced a massive alternance scheme, completely new to Europe, whose implementation still shows several critical issues and requires a special effort by all potential players - schools, associations, enterprises, local communities, etc. - to design and experiment models and strategies capable to mitigate them. In this article we present the first validation of an approach, based on the simulation of innovation processes, that can be considered innovative in the context of the Italian School Work Alternance (SWA) scheme. The outcomes of the experimentation are encouraging and show an average increase of more than one point over ten in the student satisfaction with respect to that of peers who have experienced other schemes of SWA activities during the previous school year. Not by chance our proposal has been selected as best practice by the local association of the entrepreneurs. Despite of such positive result, as discussed in the body of the paper, there exists a considerable room for improvements.


Massive alternance scheme Innovation process Smart learning ecosystems Schools’ smartness 



we are indebted with the SKILLAB school network represented by Prof. Arturo Marcello Allega, Director of the ITIS Giovanni XXIII, that was promoting together with ASLERD the PM2 project financed by USR Lazio.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlo Giovannella
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ida Crea
    • 3
  • Giuseppe Brandinelli
    • 3
  • Bianca Ielpo
    • 3
  • Cristina Solenghi
    • 3
  1. 1.ISIM_Garage, Department of History, Cultural Heritage, Education and SocietyUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  2. 2.ASLERD, Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional DevelopmentRomeItaly
  3. 3.IIS E. FerrariRomeItaly

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