The teacher analyzes, together with a group of researchers, the relation between Information and Communication Technologies and the school. In an interview with Argentina Investiga she states that “technology and the media question the school” and that “as there is a necessary and urgent introduction of new technologies in the processes of teaching and learning, great resistance and suspicion is verified towards their use”.
An experience carried out in the School of Agricultural Sciences puts the emphasis on the active participation of the students in the development and exposure of different theoretical topics. According to the survey, through new educational strategies, the students acquire better capacities to make decisions for their careers. They expand their cognitive capital and social values, which permits them to acquire a solid tool for professional training.
A research group develops a Project to identify and describe the kinds of practices and web tools which students from second and third EGB (General Basic Education) cycles use in Santa Cruz. They expect to generate “early alert” mechanisms for new ways of violence through the Internet among school children aimed at parents and educators and to incorporate this knowledge in the teachers’ training.
The first step of the project was based in questions to educational system agents. The objective is to include parents’ and children’s opinions to be able to understand the differences and similarities. The idealized view of the “boy from yesterday” and the presence of technology appear as two aspects to be considered in the school in order to “favor critical thinking processes”.
“Valentín and the Little Invaders” is the result of an interdisciplinary work carried out by a research team which developed a video and a story aimed at preventing infantile parasitic diseases. The materials are aimed at primary school children. In order to design them, they carried out a knowledge recovery work, previous ideas, practices and attitudes about parasitic diseases in families which live in Salsipuedes.
Specialists hold that this technique is relegated to maternal kindergartens, but that it is the key to stimulate the children’s senses up to three years old. The psychopedagogical theories have shown that musical education has to start towards the sixth gestation month, whereas the beneficial effect of music in a child’s life since birth is proved.
The pedagogical knowledge has been transformed from its incorporation to universities. The research about education constitutes a branch of science which finds its sense in reforming and improving the practice from which it is indivisible. The researcher Alicia Martínez analyzes its evolution, the professional role and the peculiarities of the educational phenomenon as object of study.
Teacher and researcher of the UNCuyo, Mónica Guitart is specialized in humor as a didactic resource. In an interview with InfoUniversidades, the specialist demystifies the seriousness of a class and invites her colleagues to use laughter in the classroom. “Humor is a powerful weapon in teaching as it motivates the students, catches their attention, creates bonds and makes a concept easy to remember ".
The ways of reading on a screen are influenced by the kind of relation that the readers establish with it. Teenagers, called digital natives, keep a natural bond influenced by entertainment more than by study, whereas for adults the relation is utilitarian, different to that they keep with the book as a pleasant reading medium. This was revealed by a study which analyzed school youngsters and teachers’ reading practices in the City of Buenos Aires.
Ana Lúcia Gazzola, ex director of Iesalc-Unesco and specialist in higher education was in Córdoba to speak about the supportive internationalization of higher education in the frame of the cycle “The University thinks the Bicentenary”. “It would be necessary to create a university administrative committee which plans systemically the cooperation between countries” she said in this interview to InfoUniversidades.
A group of researchers recognizes that the teaching and learning of the mother tongue is in crisis. As an answer to the problem, they train teachers to promote in children the acquisition and development of language for the early detection of possible linguistic difficulties. With this aim they propose new ways of carrying out activities in the classroom which stimulate in children the most powerful communication instrument.
“To educate in times of You Tube” is a project which makes enquiries about the impact of new information technologies and classroom’s communication. The initiative, carried out by the School of Social Communication and the High School Ing. Luis A. Huergo in La Rioja, uses blogs as didactic resource and analyzes the new ways in which digital natives learn from the creation of their “digital identities”.
In Villa María an exploratory research revealed the list of difficulties faced by students from Córdoba to finish their course of studies. The sensation of abandonment, pressure and lack of motivation adds anguish and stress. The phenomenon by which there are many freshmen and a few graduates happens worldwide and in some English speaking countries it has its own name: “All but dissertation”.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers is studying the link between mid-level teachers and students regarding modern alphabetizations and socializing processes. The first results reveal that the didactic potential of new technologies is scarcely used in the school environment.
According to a survey carried out by specialists from the Center of Formation and Research in Teaching of Sciences from the School of Exact and Natural Sciences, far from being exiled, some wrong beliefs about sex are still valid between students of secondary schools of Buenos Aires. Between other wrong ideas, it was gathered that a high percentage of adolescents believe that pregnancy can be avoided by urinating before or after the sexual relation.