Article ID: CBB171968759

“The Theory of Practice”: The Role of Collections in Technical and Scientific Teaching in Turin (1845–1861) (2020)

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During the first half of the nineteenth century many protagonists of Italian science took part in the renewal of techno-scientific studies with their use of mundane, everyday objects and a model-based didactic methodology. The Kingdom of Sardinia was relatively advanced in this regard, mostly thanks to the work of renowned mathematics professors at the University of Turin such as Carlo Ignazio Giulio and his pupil Quintino Sella. In 1852 they founded the Regio Istituto Tecnico, which in 1861 would become the Reale Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri and later, in 1906, the Polytechnic. With a review of unpublished material held in the Turin and Biella archives, this work will show how a willingness to merge theoretical knowledge and practical know-how was the mainstay of education in these three schools, and how their students were able to work in cabinets and laboratories, enjoying access to high-quality scientific collections.

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Authors & Contributors
Frank, Martin
Luciano, Erika
Patergnani, Elisa
Roberta Vangelisti
Di Lorenzo, Pietro
Giuseppe Pistolesi
Journals
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education
Medicina nei Secoli - Arte e Scienza
Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
Publishers
Pavia University Press
Edizioni Pendragon
Edizioni ETS
Comitato di Torino dell'Istituto per la Storia del Risorgimento Italiano
University of Virginia
Concepts
Collections
Science education and teaching
Museums
Mathematics
Physics
Biographies
People
Benedetti, Giovanni Battista
Marzorati, Angelo
Corazzi, Ercole
Fubini, Guido
Poli, Giuseppe Saverio
Pietro Savi
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
18th century
17th century
Renaissance
Places
Italy
Turin (Italy)
Padua (Italy)
Lisbon (Portugal)
Pisa (Italy)
Naples (Italy)
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