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Benedetta Toni

Adjunct Professor

Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin"

Curriculum vitae

ROLES: Deputy Head for the nursery and primary cycles at the European School in Parma and contract Professor at the School of Psychology and Professional Training, Bologna University.

CULTURAL QUALIFICATIONS

MASTERS

From 2001 to 2002

Advanced Interdisciplinary Master in philology of medieval and modern musical texts, Musical Philology and Performance Practice, Faculty of Music, Cremona, Pavia University. Level I, 60 CFU, equal to 1500 hours.ISCED 7: Master’s or equivalent level.

DEGREES

- 27/9/2004 Diploma in Opera Singing - Conservatory Degree (old system), Rovigo Conservatory.

- From 1996 to 2001 Degree in Foreign Language Literature old system (4-year), Bologna University, 14/11/2001. Corresponding to C1 Level in English CEFR in languages at Masters Level (DM 7 March 2012). University professors: Prof. Mario Baroni and Prof. Gioia Angeletti.

Degree thesis in History of Music published as a monograph: B: Toni, The history of the piano through the Palazzo Monsignani-Sassatelli collection in Imola, Cremona, Cremonabooks, 2002. ISBN 88-8359-098-8.

- From 1988 to 1998 Diploma in Piano - Conservatory Degree (old system), Orazio Vecchi Institute of Music, Modena.

24/4/2015 level II academic Diploma in singing with supplement diploma equivalent to Master level, from the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory, Parma.ISCED 7: Master’s or equivalent level.

TEACHING QUALIFICATIONS

- Decree USR ER 2 April 1999 Passed a competitive exam for Elementary School teaching and qualified as an elementary school teacher.

- Decree USR ER 6 April 1999 Passed a competitive exam for Nursery School teaching and qualified as a nursery school teacher.

- 20 August 2013 Professional recognition award as a teacher qualified to work in Great Britain. QTS and Induction Unit, National College for Teaching and Leadership. Coventry.

- 2 June 2015 Professional recognition of diploma as a teacher qualified to work in Italian Switzerland. Swiss Conference of the Canton directors of Public Instruction.

POST GRADUATE COURSES

- From academic years 2003/2004 to 2004/2005 Biennial course in Multimedia communication and on-line teaching (foundation and application) Ferrara University, 40 CFU equivalent to 1000 hours.

- 24/7/2003 Annual Course on-line for experts in infant language teaching at the Inter-university Centre for research into cognitive elaboration in natural and artificial systems, “La Sapienza” University, Rome.

POST LAUREA DIPLOMAS

Diploma in Lieder, vocal chamber music from the International Piano Academy “Incontro col Maestro”, Imola.

LANGUAGE COMPETENCES

English and German

- Degree in Foreign Language Literature (English and German) old system (4-year), Bologna University, 14/11/2001. English advanced level, German intermediate level (CEFR).

- English - 20 April 2016 Grade 12 Graded Examination in Spoken English CEFR Level C2 grade C Trinity College, London. Examination taken at the San Giuseppe Elementary School, Sassuolo.

- English - 28 September 2018 CeCLIL, Venezia University.

AWARDS AND PRIZES FOR SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL WORK

- TOYP 2013 “The outstanding young persons” Local Prize for Culture awarded to the Junior Chamber International of Parma for its curriculum (scientific and educational activities).

- TOYP 2013 “The outstanding young persons” Local Prize for Culture awarded to the Junior Chamber International of Parma, national centre, 13 April 2013 for its curriculum (scientific and educational activities).

- The Abbiati National Prize 2014 for the European School Music Project.

- The Tina Anselmi Prize 2018 for Humanistic Research, Italian Women’s’Centre (Bologna) and the Italian Women’s (Bologna), an historic women’s association, having patronage of the Presidency of the Bologna Town Council and the City centre.

OTHER COMPETITIONS

Eligibility for and placement in a public selection to nominate teaching and managing personnel to work for the Department of Education and Science of Bologna University in the role of organising tutor (training supervisors) (ref. Prot. n. 798/14 of 09.05.2014).

ROLE OF REFEREE FOR PRESTIGIOUS MAGAZINES OF EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH

Referee/Reviewer for the magazine Form@re Open Journal of E-Learning.

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS

academic year 1997-1998 Teaching Diploma

Matilde di Canossa Institute of Teacher Training, Reggio Emilia.

academic year 1994-1995 High School Diploma

Ludovico Ariosto Classical High School, Reggio Emilia.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

POSITIONS RELATING TO THE ROLE OF DEPUTY HEAD COVERING THE TYPICAL COORDINATION OF EUROPEAN SCHOOLS

Positions held at the European School of Parma

Deputy Head nursery and primary cycles (academic year 2018-2019). Substitute Head (from 20/10/2018).

Deputy Head nursery and primary cycles (academic year 2017-2018).

Deputy Head nursery and primary cycles and substitute Head (academic years 2011/2012-2012/2013).

Role in Middle management/Coordination of the “Educational projects for nursery and primary cycles” (from academic year 2013/2014 to 2016/2017).

Role of Coordinator of Institute Music Projects: “European Harmony” and “Journey through the Musical Theatre” projects, for the staging of musical productions at the Teatro Regio in Parma (from academic year 2015/2016 to 2016/2017).

Role of subject Coordinator, Coordinator of Projects, Educational Support, Events, Section, European Hours and Interdisciplinary Area of the Curriculum (from academic year 2011/2012 to 2017/2018).

Nomination by the Ministry of Education as Staff Representative within the School Board of Governors (Prot 0027771 of 2/10/2015).

Nomination by the Ministry of Education as Staff Representative within the School Board of Governors (Prot 0013982 of 30/05/2016).

IN-SERVICE TRAINING

(Curriculum/Teaching, Leadership/Administration, Music)

- Participation as Deputy Head at the New Music Syllabus In-service Training, European School Varese (Date: 30/05/2018).

- Participation as Deputy Head at the Discovery of the World In-service Training, European School Varese (Date: 18/10/2017).

- Participation as Middle Manager/Coordinator at the European Hours In-service Training, European School Munich (Date: 07/06/2017).

- Participation as Middle Manager/Coordinator at the European/International Conference “Joint (ad)venture Music”, Erasmus KA1, Mozarteum University, Salzburg (Date: 19-22/04/2017).

- Participation as Middle Manager/Coordinator at the International Orff-schulwerk Symposium “CHANGES?! Elemental Music and Dance Education in the changing world of media”, Erasmus KA1, Mozarteum University, Salzburg (Date: 7-10/07/2016).

- Participation as Middle Manager/Coordinator at International network meeting, that Koor&Stem organized in the framework of the European collaboration project VOICE – A voice for vocal training, Brussels (Date: 22-24/01/2015).

- Participation as Deputy Head at the L1 Italian In-service Training, Ata Hotel Varese (Date: 14-15/03/2013).

- Participation as Deputy Head at the Directors' In-service Training, European School Luxembourg II (Date: 23-24/11/2012).

POSITIONS HELD IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION (from 1/9/2005 to date)

Education researcher

Permanent contract Teacher controlled by ANSAS ex IRRE Emilia-Romagna (MIUR) working as researcher following a public exam (D.D.G. n.464 of 27/7/2005).

Certificate of distinguished service in Public Administration from 2005 to 2011 (Note Ansas formerly IRRE ER prot. 206/P1 of 18 February 2011).

Scientific Director responsible for training and research, seminars and conventions.

Regional Representative

- National Committee for Learning Miur music

- National Training Plan for English at Miur Elementary School

- Poseidon National Plan for Miur multi-language education

- European Projects LLP Agency.

Scientific Coordinator for regional and national projects and research groups with International collaboration.

- “Refresher course - NILE: Norwich Institute for language education” for teachers of English from Emilia Romagna 27 August - 9 September 2006. D.D.G. USR ER n. 131 Prot. n. 8444/B32 of 22/12/2006.

- Miur Project - Bologna University/Canterbury and Bedford University “British-Italian Exchange” – Agreement of 22/1/2008, 26/1/2009, 4/11/2010.

- Regional Project “Music”. Scientific Director of Regional Projects, with European and international development organised by USR ER, formerly IRRE ER, ER Region together with collaborators from the London IMERC (International Music Education Research Centre) of the London Institute of Education. (24/9/2007).

- Regional project “Languages and Cultures” - Regional scientific coordinator for the Language and Culture Project organised by USR ER, formerly IRRE ER, ER Region, for the diffusion of multi-language education in all schools and teacher training on interlanguage in Italian L2 (as a second language). (30/10/2008);

- Muir Project – ANSAS INDIRE “Musica 2020”. National scientific director for the Ministerial Music Project 2020 (Ansas, formerly Indire and MIUR - General Direction of Schools) on the documentation of good practical experience of music from primary school level. Nomination of DG Indire Prot. n. 9.717/R1 of 23/2/2010. D.D.G. Indire n.135 of 1/7/2010.

- IRRE Research groups for curriculum guidelines. Technical-scientific coordinator of research groups for curriculum guidelines 2004 and 2007 relating to music and European community languages (Note IRRE ER prot. n.3537/P1 of 25 September 2006, Note USR ER Prot. MPI AOODRER n. 5921 of 20 March 2008).

- Regional project “Training success and technical-scientific disciplines” in the MUIR Project “Scientific Degrees”.

Member of regional and national commissions

MIUR - National Committee for the study of music for all students (from 2009 to date)

USR ER - European council scholarship, the Pestalozzi Programme, scholarships for foreign languages, MUIR Open School National Programme for Music.

INDIRE - “Good musical practices in schools” GOLD competition, for intercultural dialogue, educational plan for the development of linguistic-communication skills and methodology-didactics in English of elementary school teachers D.D.G. Indire n.6 of 2 January 2012.

MIUR - Ministry commissioner for music conservatories (Parma Conservatory June 2007), Modena Music Institute (June 2008), Parma Conservatory (February and September 2009).

Speaker at International Conventions

- 25 October 2007 Speaker at the international seminar “The European teacher. Multi-lingual ability and training abroad” at the Faculty of Educational Science, Bologna University, Emilia Romagna regional scholastic office, Ansas, formerly IRRE ER, Ministry of Education and Faculty of Educational Science, Bologna University;

- 26-28 March 2008 Speaker and presenter of workshops during the International Convention “Learning through singing. Music in the school for everyone” following the National Curriculum. National Committee for the study of music for all students and Regional Project “Music”, Ministry of Education and Faculty of Educational Science, Bologna University;

- 26-27 May 2008 Speaker at the International seminar “Practical learning of music and cross-sectional skills” and scientific director of the competition “A choir for every School” to select 600 students from schools in the region to form the choir in the presentation of Berlioz’s Te Deum, conducted by Claudio Abbado in Bologna on 25 October 2008;

- 13-14 November 2010 Speaker at the International Music and Society Convention at the School of Music in Fiesole;

- 31 March - 1 April 2011 Speaker at the International Convention on Music, Arts and Creativity studies at the Roma Tre, University of Rome.

POSITIONS HELD IN UNIVERSITIES, ACADEMIC AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS

Contract Professor

- Contract Professor of information technology for the Laboratory “Music and Technology for Infancy” academic year 2018/2019 Bologna University

Faculty of Educational Science, Via Filippo Re 6, 40126, Bologna.

- Contract Teaching Tutor (from academic year 2015/2016 to 2017/2018)

Bologna University

Faculty of Educational Science, Via Filippo Re 6, 40126, Bologna.

Teacher of Laboratory “Music and Technology for Infancy”

- Contract Professor

(academic year 2015/2016)

Italian Swiss Conservatory, Lugano.

- Lecturer at the seminar “Vocal music education in preschools”

(academic year 2014/2015)

Florence University, Department of Educational Science and Psychology

Teacher of vocal music education at Master Level I for performers

- Teacher of laboratories “Expressive Arts”, “Documentation”, “Musical education and New Technology”, CLIL and music”. Supervisor of theses on various themes on education.

(from academic year 2004/2005 to 2014/2015)

Bologna University

Faculty of Educational Science, Via Filippo Re 6, 40126, Bologna.

- Teacher of German for musicians (CLIL).

(from academic year 2004/2005 to 2005/2006)

Adria Conservatory

 

- Teacher of musical education and sound communication for preschools and musical education in Elementary schools.

(from academic year 2002/2003 to 2010/2011)

Bolzano University.

Faculty of Educational Science, Viale Ratisbona 16, 39042, Bressanone

Researcher

(from academic year 2002/2003 to 2010/2011)

Bologna University

Faculty of Educational Science, Via Filippo Re 6, 40126, Bologna

- Scientific collaborator for Professor Luigi Guerra, Professor of Education Technology and Dean of the Faculty.

Research subjects: musical education and cognitive processes in Primary schools, assessment of educational software for musical instruction, assessment of platforms relating to good musical practice in Italian and international schools of all types and levels and relative studies and bibliography, internationally used music apps.

- Scientific coordinator for the university research paper “Musical education and cognitive processes in primary schools” and the scientific study of this theme under the supervision of Prof Luigi Guerra (Head of General Instruction, Faculty of Educational Science, Bologna). The research was assigned by the Antonio Monzino Onlus Foundation and conducted using bibliographic analysis of musical education sources from the Teachers College of Columbia University, New York. The resulting research report “A treasure in the music” by B.Toni, was published in Cremona, by Cremonabooks, 2006. ISBN 88-8359-074-0.

- Researcher and instructor for the project “Opera for Schools”, translator of texts from Operas and melodramas by Verdi.

(from academic year 2005/2006 to 2008/2009)

Casa della musica Institute, Parma

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