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Disentangling the National Plan for Digital School: the Micro-dispositivity of the Futura Event

TitleDisentangling the National Plan for Digital School: the Micro-dispositivity of the Futura Event
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsSpanò E, Taglietti D
Secondary TitleItalian Journal of Sociology of Education
Date Published02/2019
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-4983
Keywordsdiagram, digitalization of education, dispositif, learning spaces, subjectivation

The aim of this work is to address the shaping processes of subjectivation through the exploration of spaces, times, technologies and subjectivities involved in the Futura event, organized by MIUR to promote the National Plan for Digital School (PNSD) policy in January 2018. We look at it as a “policy event”: a «micro-dispositif of power» strongly connected to the PNSD as a «macro-formation of policy». In the contribution, we articulate the thick description of the event – gathered through observation in notes and ethnographic materials (especially visual materials) – starting from four epistemological dimensions: spaces, times, technologies and subjectivities. These dimensions are further detailed in specific sub-dimensions: social connoted / technological connoted spaces; orientation / value of times; technological practice / speech; and subjectified / autonomous subjectivities. In conclusion, we argue that the observation and analysis of the Futura micro-dispositif allows us to shed light on some aspects of the PNSD macro-formation and, in particular, on its effects on the subjectivation of the school professionals, on the role of technologies in their practices and in the processes of endogenous privatization of the Italian educational system.