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Dialogic virtual spaces

Teacher training in dialogical spaces where the development of communication and socio-emotional skills is promoted through literary, pedago

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  • local Coordinator in Learning Communities project

Tell us about your idea

Since 2015, thanks to the sponsoring of Natura Peru company a team of people who trust in a different education were born, which I am grateful to be a member. The team started an educational project that promotes the transformation of the traditional relationship between students, teachers, and contents into a dialogic relationship based on the solidarity, and the value of the differences and in the intelligence developed in their own lives and cultures.

We have been working with teachers of differents regions of peru in the implementation of dialogic methodology in their classrooms such as literary, artistic and cinematographic gatherings, based on respect and listening as elements of a good coexistence.

This year we had to stay far of the teachers classroom but we started  to use virtual tools like zoom and google meet to promove this kind of interactions.

In a next stage we want to create a radio space to support rural and dispersed areas, in alliance with local radio stations.

From these spaces we validate and build resources that are useful to teachers, they can replicate it adapting it to their realities and generate a sense of freedom, equal dialogue and depth to the learning of their students. If you don't live it how could you change it, we can build knowledge together in this way.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

The traditional relationship of power and verticality that has been characteristic of the pedagogical nucleus and that has been evidenced in the training of teachers from spaces in which they are given the content and the ways in which they must teach from current educational policies ; but they are rarely proposed as meeting spaces for human beings linked to education, who have their own emotions and experiences that, although they pose unique challenges, also present answers to these challenges from their experience. These spaces encourage the development of spaces that promote socio-emotional and communicative competences from horizontal and egalitarian relationships as the basis of the knowledge construction process

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am part of a team that has been seeking to change the relationship that exists in the educational system and make it closer and more empathetic, with the active involvement of everyone, now from virtual environments.I enjoy reading and I am passionate about technology to educate with meaning so this motivates me a lot.

What region are you located in?

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Where are you located?

We are working with 60 schools, located in 4 regions of the country: Junin, Sullana, Lima and Cusco. In this moment, I live in Lima, Peru.


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Very interesting program. Are there tips to moderate the "tertulias"? What are the main challenges that your team has faced with the transition to the virtual gathering?


Thanks for your comment, Nicole. The steps are simples:
1) First, review the material beforehand (literary text or other).
2) Ask the attendees who want to participate, thus establishing participation shifts.
3) In the defined order, the participant selects which part of the literary text impressed it, for example, and why he chose it, relating it to the current context or some similar experience that lived.
4) Then, the other participants can comment on it, it may be that they have chosen the same point and it deepens on the subject, always with respect and listening.
5) This continues the cycle until completing the participant shifts. It concludes with a summary of the topics discussed.
Agreements are established for the following gathering (literary, artistic or cinematographic) My favorites are the literary gatherings (tertulias literarias).
About the challenges, the time to share, we seek that they are not more than an hour, the teachers are very tight in their time and our goal is to inspire them and share freely.
In the virtual works better that the moderator can share screen and thus all see the resource that will be discussed.
That a single moderator assumes up to 50 people in the virtual room, if there were more participants that another virtual room opens because we want to hear more voices and encourage participation.
That the space is very interactive as much as possible, they can also use the chat to comment on it, when there is a text that moves emotions the chat explodes so to speak.

I hope I have helped with the queries and thanks again.