Our visits are designed to provide citizens, from all nationalities, with opportunities for more detailed study of specific subjects relating to disability and deaf studies, sign language, deaf history, and methodological aspect of the social work with people with disabilities.
Study visits leaves a useful toolbox for future successful projects and taking part or hosting a study visit is an amazing opportunity:
- to learn about education and training in Europe, get inspired and change the way things were done
- to establish contacts and build cooperation for the future with other professional on a peer education level.
Further to our offer, tailor made educational and thematic study visits are delivered in our headquarters in Torino. Whatever your group or group size we arrange everything for you the way you want it so you can relax and enjoy the study visit.
Deaf Culture and Education
Deaf culture is the set of social rules and beliefs, myths, behaviors, art, literary traditions, history, values, and shared institutions of communities that are shaped by Deafness and that use Sign Languages as the most important and iconic means of communication.
This study visit will allow you to meet the very basic concept of Deaf studies, including the framework of deaf education, from oral to signed methods. But you will have also the opportunity to see some of most important relics about deaf history in Italy in the library and museum of historical Museum of the Institute for the Deaf, opened in the distant 1814.
You will also learn some basic concept of Italian Sign Language and the fundamental of sign language etymology and you’ll have the opportunity to meet local activist of the Deaf community.
The Sensorial Garden is an internal garden area in the Istitute for the Deaf that allows visitors to enjoy a wide variety of sensory experiences, designed to provide opportunities to stimulate the senses, both individually and in group. It offers a wide range of educational and recreational applications that can be used in the education of special-needs students, including people with autism, blindness and deafness, as well as multidisability.
The garden is designed in such a way as to be accessible and enjoyable for both disabled and non-disabled users and it contains features accessible to the disabled individual such as: scented and edible plants, sculptures and sculpted handrails, water features designed to make sound and play over the hands, textured touch-pads, braille descriptions. The gardens is devoted to providing experience for multiple senses and include an area of aromatic herbs.
The whole equipment provides an enhance opportunities for strategic developmental, learning and educational outcomes.
This study visit will allow you to have a complete personal pathway in the garden and the program can be designed both for final users (group of students, children, families, disabled people), and for teachers and educator that want to learn new educational methodologies inspired to the marvel of the nature.
The history of deaf people, the idea of their educability make up deaf history and their culture. The Deaf culture is a sign language centered culture, even if, unlike other cultures, the Deaf culture is not associated with any native land as it is a global culture. By some, deafness may be viewed as a disability, but the Deaf world sees itself as a language minority and sometimes like an ethnic group with supranational aspects called “deaf universalism”. Deaf people who know Sign Language are proud of their history, of their unique way of communicating and … last but not least … proud to be Deaf.
This study visit will allow you to meet the very basic concept of Deaf Culture and to live some of most important relics about deaf history in Italy in the library and museum of historical Museum of the Institute for the Deaf, opened in the distant 1814. You will also learn some basic concept of Italian Sign Language and the fundamental of sign language etymology and you’ll have the opportunity to meet local activist of the Deaf community.