Welcome to the Blog – Intensive Program – Building the Education City!

Dear Partners, Teachers, Students and Friends,

Today we start a blog which allows us to communicate and share ideas, reflections, suggestions, and proposals, in the scenario of our IP!

There is a world of possibilities to be explored – in this IP we propose that students and teachers from different European partner institutions can share experience and good pedagogical practices, using situations in their different cities (space, time, resources, barriers…) as a ground to understand, search and empower children’s voices in contemporary life.

Because we recognize creativity and expression as privileged languages for observing, describing and understanding the world/the city, it is our aim that this IP may give students, from different countries and cultures, the chance to express themselves and to work on their own productions (using photography, video, drawing, painting, modeling,…), in order to communicate their work to others. So, by using art and technology as a form of describing the world (ourselves, others, space, time, feelings…) and, in concrete, the city, we aspire to encourage students and teachers to intensify their capacity of observation and listening so that they can be mediators with children helping them use that same capacity.

We expect that this IP promotes effective multidisciplinary work within each Institution and between them, strengthening this perspective and recognizing its value for teacher training. It will allow us to test innovative training modules aiming at construction of the Education City, with a strong belief in its importance to reinforce social bounds of solidarity, respect and cooperation, in which children have a voice and are listened to.

We have an enthusiastic way to go!

Yours Sincerely,

Ana Teresa Brito

IP Coordinator

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2 Responses to “Welcome to the Blog – Intensive Program – Building the Education City!”
  1. mats andersson says:

    …it is our aim that this IP may give students, from different countries and cultures, the chance to express themselves and to work on their own productions (using photography, video, drawing, painting, modeling,…), in order to communicate their work to others. So, by using art and technology as a form of describing the world (ourselves, others, space, time, feelings…) and, in concrete, the city, we aspire to encourage students and teachers to intensify their capacity of observation and listening so that they can be mediators with children helping them use that same capacity….

    when I read this, I get a happy-freakout-feeling.
    I just came back to Sweden after three weeks of teaching in Kenya, and the discription here, of how we will work, is not only on the other end from how to teach in Kenya, but also so reveeling, creative and well formed. I´m realy looking forward to meet You all,
    and being given the opurtunity to join in on the workshops just makes me smile.
    lets get going!

    • Ana Teresa says:

      Thank you Mats… wonderful to feel we are connected in our educational/life perspectives! We are looking forward to meet you and learn from your good work soon!

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