The Two Argentineans Showing a ‘Other’ Side of Education Are Now Colombia and Ecuador

Malena, Martín y la 'Guagua Transhumante' en su paso por Perú. Foto compartida públicamente en Facebook

Malena, Martín and the ‘Guagua Transhumante’ on their approach by Peru. Photo common publicly on Facebook.

With cameras in hand, dual immature Argentinians are roving around Latin America and documenting a formation of preparation into village life, also famous as a popular education movement.

Popular preparation was innate in Latin America in a 50s. The discipline is “grounded in notions of class, domestic struggle, and social transformation.” Popular preparation advocates trust in training in a amicable context of a community, by formulating spaces for dialogue, assembly and reflection. In renouned preparation set-ups, everyone educates everyone by generating renouned and common knowledge.

The dual Argentinians behind this desirous plan are Malena and Martín. They are renouned preparation advocates and are publishing their tour in a live digital documentary called Education in Motion. Malena and Martín started their tour about a year ago, and have been by Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Colombia. We began to tell their pleasing tour a month ago in the article linked below.

Read: Two Argentineans Travel Throughout Latin America Looking for ‘The Other Education’

Since then, in southern Colombia, they interviewed people participating in community projects focused on meridian change education, and in Ecuador, they met indigenous leaders who pronounced their village preparation projects were threatened by the sovereign government’s new “education revolution.”

Who are Malena and Martín?

Malena is a sociologist and playground performer. She is partial of the amicable classification Ñanderoga, located north of Buenos Aires, where she works as a popular high school teacher. According to her, Ñanderoga is “a pedagogical-political plan secure in a existence of a area kick adult by a misapplication of a system, though behind on a feet and with a self-assurance to work and quarrel for a some-more usually nation for all group and women.”

Actividad organizada en junio de 2016 en Aragua, Venezuela, donde esperan la visita de Malena y Martín. Foto compartida públicamente en Facebook.

Activity orderly in Aragua, Venezuela on June, 2016. Photo common publicly on Facebook.

Martín is a clergyman during a University of San Martín Technical College in Buenos Aires. About his role in renouned education, he said: “Years ago we motionless to dedicate my life to a neighborhoods where life is difficult. we orderly a construction of amicable organizations that boar a seeds of other meanings, that concede us to see some-more deeply, something that we always leave for utopia.”

Their goal and passion for peculiarity preparation brought them to work with amicable organizations like Ñanderoga in hunt of a new mild and educational prophesy that reaches a many released areas. With a certainty of not being a usually people operative on this routine of change, a thought of a touring Latin America to request any of these amicable movements and their educational proposals that conflict a deception of normal preparation began holding shape. The tour is also an inspirational knowledge that allows them to knowledge opposite cultures and open their minds to all aspects of these communities and not usually to their educational proposals. As Malena explains:

¿Por qué viajar? Porque viajar te conecta criminal otras realidades, te mueve y te hace crecer. Porque, si bien en la educación, así como casi todos los ámbitos de la vida, se imitate el sexismo y los estereotipos de género que pesan sobre nuestros cuerpos, somos much@s organizándonos y construyendo otras formas de educarnos, de relacionarnos. Viajar para conocerlas, vivirlas y compartirlas.

Why travel? Because roving connects we with other realities. It moves we and creates we grow. Because, nonetheless education, like roughly all areas of life, breeds sexism and gender stereotypes that import on a bodies, many of us are organizing and constructing other ways of educating and connecting. We’re roving to get to know them, live them, and share them.

Climate change preparation in Ecuador

In March, 2016, on nearing to southern Colombia, a travelers happened to run into a Pedagogical Parade celebrating 45 years of CRIC‘s fight. The Regional Indigenous Council of Cauca (CRIC) is an classification that assembles some-more than 90% of a inland communities in Colombia’s Cauca region. Their main design is to retrieve a liberty for their people, a government of their land and a cultural, social, domestic and careful rights of a inland community, and also pull a State to consolidate, finally, their Own Indigenous Educational System (SEIP) that already has some-more than 400 schools.

An glorious instance of these schools is a Comunidad Educativa ‘Vueltas de Patico’ (Patico Laps Educational Community), that is destined during “Food Sovereignty and Climate Change” and carries out teaching activities like a propagandize unfeeling garden, planting nursery, a growth of village cooking recipes, an annual preference of a student council and an strange terse diversion that encapsulates a lessons in a wholesome and fun format.

La educación de afuera nos ha dicho que untarse de tierra o estar sucio es ser pobre. […]

La eduación [tradicional o de afuera] nos blanqueó el pensamiento, nos volvió blanca nuestra mente, no nos servía. Fue un obstáculo la eduación de occidente.

Lo que ahora queremos en la educación propia es querer fortalecer, es recuperar nuevamente eso que se nos perdió. Primero la historia que fue borrada de nuestras mentes y fortalecer nuestros procesos culturales.

Outside preparation has told us that removing your hands unwashed means you’re poor. […]

Education (traditional or from a outside) whitewashed a thoughts, reset a minds, it didn’t work for us. Western preparation was an obstacle.

What we wish now in a possess preparation is to strengthen, to recuperate once again what we lost. First a story that was erased from a minds and to strengthen a informative processes.

In Colombia, a tie between a trade unions and a amicable movements that find to erect renouned preparation for a renouned economy is growing, as in a box of ASOINCA, la Asociación de Institutores y Trabajadores de la Educación del Cauca, [the Cauca Education Association of Professors and Employees] who’s kinship personality talked in a brief interview about a 16 years a trade kinship worked with a village of a department.

Ecuador’s Education Revolution

During a Rafael Correa administration, Ecuador determined a substructure for a “education revolution,” that has served as an critical investment in a new Unidades Educativas del Milenio (UEM) (Educational Units of a Millennium). They have really complicated schools, entirely versed with a latest technology, community libraries, laboratories and sports fields, with towering standards of training professionalization and a participatory teaching model that guarantees giveaway entrance to “quality” preparation for all Ecuadorians.

Education in Motion combined several clips and interviews in sequence to denote a opposite perspectives about a project:

Cuando me pasé a esta unidad, ya me sentí un poco diferente por la infraestructura que existe aquí, y por las aulas y todo lo demás epoch de mayor calidad. Y ya que me están brindando toda esta calidad de servicio, bueno, yo también debo demostrar más respeto, más responsabilidad, más dedicación hacia el estudio.

When we came over to this unit, we already felt a small opposite given of a infrastructure that exists here, and a classrooms and all else were a aloft quality. And given they’re providing all of this use peculiarity for me, well, we also should uncover some-more respect, some-more shortcoming and some-more loyalty towards my studies.

However, a construction of these schools has encountered antithesis from some farming and inland sectors given a new complement is pronounced to catch and discharge countless bilingual and intercultural schools that a inland movements had fought to create.

To finish a research of a pros and cons of a educational series in Ecuador, we can watch a interview with a Ecuadorian Vice Minister of Education, where he talks in fact about a ancestral change in a educational politics of a country; and another interview with Blanca Chancosa, inland coach to a CONAIE and ECUARUNARI, who shares her indicate of perspective about a UEM and emphasizes her worry for preparation with temperament instead of a “preparation of a workforce competent to work in businesses.”

Malena y Martín criminal colegas de Aragua, Venezuela. No alcanzan las palabras para describir y agradecer la calidez del recibimiento por parte de l@s compañer@s del Movimiento Pedagógico. Foto compartida públicamente en Facebook

Just arrived to Aragua, Venezuela. “There are no difference to report a appreciation for a comfortable acquire we perceived from a friends during a Pedagogical Movement.” Photo common publicly on Facebook

On Aug 15, it will be one year given they began this adventure, one year of furloughed Latin American roads, rivers, towns and communities. Although a tour is not over yet, they are already confident to have finished partial of their categorical objective. Many of a videos on their website have been used in research and thoughtfulness during seminars, meetings, workshops and lectures during opposite Latin American organizations and universities that stay in hit with them and follow their tour in expectation of new information.

Nos alegra y emociona saber que los cortos editados en el camino son materiales de discuss y reflexión para compañer@s de Nuestramérica!

It creates us happy and vehement to know that a clips constructed along a approach are element for contention and thoughtfulness for friends of Our America!

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