Abstract

Due to the pandemic, in the University of Palermo (Italy) the remote mode was used for both teaching and final exams. Specifically, our reflection aimed at understanding the impact of the online exams on the “private dimension” of the students. According to the regulations of the University of Palermo, during the exams, the students must be visible in their own space, while the teachers were allowed to insert different screens to protect their private space. The result was, for the students, the public sharing of their spaces, the collective insertion into their private dimension and the manifestation of individual differences and inequalities in access to resources. Smart working involved a reorganization of the training spaces by readjusting and reorganizing spaces of private life. The private space has become a safe space and the only scene of the main activities. The research is exploratory. Quoting Goffman, we analysed the relationship between front and backstage during an online exam such as during the pandemic lockdown.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)75-88
Number of pages14
JournalESPERIENZE SOCIALI
Volume104
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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