Educational manifesto ... We dared to think differently

Educational manifesto … We dared to think differently

On Thursday, July 29, the Red Tebas-red.CLED press room received a visit from Arnaldo Est to present the document A manifesto for the Educational Encounter, which summarizes the essence of the ideas and educational contribution of the Tebas research network of the Central University of Venezuela.

Arnaldo Est, Director of Tebas-UCV, is a teacher, a thinker and doer who has inspired and continues to inspire teachers throughout Venezuela. In the discussion he comments, among other things, on how he came to education, what value is as an act of faith, and what Education for Dignity means, from religiosity as a constitutive part of the human.

Regarding the Educational Manifesto, Est talks about why this Manifesto is a provocative document, and its importance and meaning at this time in Venezuela, understood as a country in maceration. At the end, several aphorisms of the manifesto are read, which in addition to being statements that evoke and inspire, constitute Proposals for an Education Law; and ethical, aesthetic and epistemic principles that, posed in a pleasant and synthetic way, inspire a different pedagogical practice and educational interaction. Among other ideas, the educational manifesto states that:

We foresee the emergence of a new type of work: creative and collaborative work, a product of reciprocity between people and with the environment, where new resources, instruments and tools will rapidly change their nature and functionality. The physical effort, as the main synonym of the work, will be accompanied by different efforts, also sensitive and obliged to recognition, which will provoke other spaces and expressions of conflict.

The Educational Manifesto also highlights a declaration of the values ‚Äč‚Äčthat they consider to be a priority for the consolidation of what they call a macerated country: participation, communication, digital, solidarity, diversity, work, property, nature , health, creativity, and education. Among these values ‚Äč‚ÄčI allow myself to highlight the digital, which according to the manifesto is:

Understood as something more than a technology (ICT); It emerges as a value, as a great reference with ways of communicating, teaching and learning. It is revealed as a space that creates and fosters experiential situations, which impact people and provoke new feelings and affections, for different reasons. In this virtual and creative framework, of personal interaction, an ethic of virtuality emerges in which new forms of valuation are macerated. Fear, inequity and mistrust restrict digital.

From the Tebas Network, in addition to the Educational Manifesto, you can download the Cultural Manifesto. In the same way, the audio of the conversation can be accessed at:

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