Con ocasión de la presentación del Informe “El Oasis de la Memoria” sobre los Derechos Humanos en el Sáhara, Jose María Barroso Tristán, Secretario de Alternativas Educativas de Global Education Magazine, la herramienta de difusión de conocimiento de Educar Para Vivir, entrevistó a la Activista Pro Derechos Humanos Saharaui Aminatou Haidar que fue nominada para el premio Nobel de la Paz en 2008. En ella se hace un repaso a la situación actual del Sáhara Occidental, la educación y los Derechos Humanos. La entrevista entera aquí. También puede encontrar la entrevista traducida al inglés y al francés.
Education for Life NGO (Spain) and Multi-institutional and Multidisciplinary Doctorate in Dissemination of Knowledge (Brazil)
Videoconference March 26 in the WSF 2013
The construction and dissemination of inter, trans and multi-disciplinary knowledge toward cognitive analysis: a complex vision of their multireferenciality:
On the one hand, since the NGO Education for Life, we can discern that the cognitive analysis involves all those areas of knowledge that utilize human cognition as an emergent and cross element in their explanations of the structure of reality, where we plan to have understanding about the relationship of the human being with the world, their circumstances with him, and the moment of emergence of consciousness of consciousness and unconsciousness at the global level as well as the emergence of the knowledge of knowledge and unknown developed by technoscience that updated the current state of the knowledge society and the information.
Moreover, since the Multi-institutional and Multidisciplinary Doctorate in Dissemination of Knowledge (DMMDC), located in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil), we work the triple theoretical-epistemological and methodological knowledge from studying their construction processes, translation and dissemination, looking for the understanding of languages, frameworks and specific processes from different disciplines, with the goal of making these specific bases for the construction of weights understanding of inter/transdisciplinary and multi-referential knowledge, with the commitment of production and socialization of knowledge in a perspective opened to dialogue and for interaction between these different disciplines/sciences, and other modes of knowledge organization, in order to transforme the private knowledge of cognitive or epistemic communities in public.
Therefore, in the conference we talk about the approach to the cognitive analysis, which has to be done with a poli-logic vision, where the human being is seen as a same biological specie with the same evolution, because the future history of our biosphere will depend of the future history of knowledge we develop and how we choose to apply it. Thus, we need to formulate and organize knowledge through a complex, creative, transversal, polysemous, transcultural and transpolitical epistemology that promotes human effort to become aware of the ethic sustainability of the world-society. Finally, we also want to introduce our digital magazine on creation and dissemination of knowledge: GLOBAL EDUCATION MAGAZINE, a project supported by UNESCO and UNHCR.
(Read full interview here)
Education for Life team members met Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza to interview him about the School Day of Non-violence and Peace, held every January 30 in honor of Mahatma Gandhi.
Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza was Director General of UNESCO from 1987 to 1999, and since 2000 chaired the Foundation for a Culture of Peace. He is also one of the main ideologists of the Universal Declaration of Democracy.
The interview will be published in the 2nd edition of Global Education Magazine and can also be viewed on video from January 30. In this edition, it will also involve current Director General of UNESCO, Ms. Irina Bokova.
With Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Ex-UNESCO Director-General
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The last day November 14th of 2012, Education for Life presented an International Conference called “The role of Global Education in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations“, with Dante Augusto Galeffi, Coordinator of the Multi-institutional and Multidisciplinary in Dissemination of the Knowledge Doctorate of the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil).
The conferences were promoted by the global forum of “Global Education Conference“. We proposed in that conference the necessary change of the educational curricula in a planetary level, in order to achieve the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations. Therefore, we also proposed that UNESCO should baptist the next educational decade from 2015 to 2025 as “Global Education”.
The pedagogical team of Education for Life participated as facilitators the last days September 27th and 28th in the 2nd European Congress on Global Education organized by North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in Lisbon, where there was a meeting between parliamentarians, governments, local and regional authorities, civil society organisations and higher education institutions. The goal was to contribute in the challenges that suppose the implementation of Maastricht Global Education Declaration, because it demand the coordination of multilateral political measures in all their levels.
The final document with the political strategies will be written and disseminated in the coming month.
With Matías Rodríguez (National Director of Youth) and other coordinators
Education for Life moved to Montevideo (Uruguay) on 16 and 17 August, to participate in the International Seminar “2025: Youth with a strategic perspective” organized by the National Youth Institute (INJU). For the seminar was convened national and international experts to discuss youth policies with a medium-term view and reflect on actions taken today and to be taken to advance the rights of young people.
The seminar aims to recognize the work of young people, as Rodriguez mentioned, there was a group that designed the technology Paysandú for a wheelchair to move to the sound of the voice, one of Willow ran for youth Initiatives Fund and develops a line of environmental stewardship and a young entrepreneur who exhibited at the Fair Germina portfolios (youth Card) and who currently marketed in Germany and Colombia.
The INJU-MIDES organizes a series of activities in the Youth Month which was defined between August 6 and September 15, as part of the commemoration of 12 August as International Youth Day, for instance that the government launched a message of accountability for simulcast.
“Being young is not a crime”
The INJU also provides sports activities such as 5K run (8 to 15 September), which will be simultaneously in all regions of the country under the slogan “Being young is not a crime.” The initiative aims to argue with those who think that young people are repositories of all the problems of society. The registration period expires races on August 31.
Learn more at their website:
With Germán Doin, Director of “The Prohibited Education”
On day 13 August 2012, Educating for Life was invited to participate in the premiere of “The Prohibited Education” in Buenos Aires (Argentina). An independent documentary that began three years ago and collecting more than 100 interviews in Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain.
The documentary questions the virtues of the education system in place for decades and brings the vision ‘breakthrough’ of teachers, educators, pedagogical professionals and pediatricians who believe in challenging positions of models such as Montessori, home schooling, free schools, education for projects, active schools or Waldorf education.
Along the way, more than 150 people have joined on the team, including actors, technicians and artists. The film, non-profit organization, was co-produced by 704 people and available under Copyleft. Copyleft is a free license for copying, distribution, use and dissemination. Their only requirement is that all activities related to the use, copying, modification, etc., keep the character of both free and open dissemination and modification and that copies or new works that continue to be Copyleft arise.
On the day of its release, the film was screened in 151 theaters, in 119 cities and in 13 countries, and you can see it now here:
In addition, after talking with one of the promoters of the project, Franco Lacomella, Global Education Magazine and the new project emerged after the documentary, REEVO, will work together in the future creating spaces for the dissemination of alternative educational experiences around the world.
With Andrew Pascoe: KMS Knowledge Management Section in OREALC/UNESCO
Educating for Life visited in July 30th 2012 the Regional Office of Education of UNESCO in Latinamerica and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), based in Santiago de Chile, in order to consolidate support for the new initiative Global Education Magazine.
An initiative that was born in Rio +20 after be the most voted proposal in all the world in the group “Sustainable Development for fighting poverty“, and aims to disseminate the educational experiences in those thematics.
NGO Educar para Vivir has been invited by the United Nations to participate in the International Conferences on Sustainable Development called Rio+20.
The team of volunteer teachers has proposed an educational reform for all the world (you can read it here: proposal for Rio+20 which has been the most voted in all the world in the group of Sustainable Development for fighting poverty.
Javier Collado promoting Global Education in Rio+20
For that reason, the last day June 16th 2012 the proposal was presented in a big dialogue within more than 100 Heads of State from all the world (video now available here)
The educational proposal aims to contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 and 2025 created, among others, by the Director of Earth Institute: Jeffrey D. Sachs.
In that congress, Educar para Vivir had the opportunity to meet big personalities of all the world, who are working with a brilliant vision to achieve a Sustainable Development.
With Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Board of Directors, David Suzuki Foundation
With Marcos Terena (President of Intertribal Committee) and Márcia Lopez (Brazilian Former Minister for Development and Fight against Hunger)
With Judith Sutz, Academic Coordinator of Udelar in Montevideo (Uruguay)
With Victor Trucco (Honorary President, Argentine Association of No-Till Producers, AAPRESID) and Lourdes Huanca Atencio (President, National Federation of Women Rural Workers, Artisans, Indigenous and Wage Workers of Peru)
In addition, the President of the NGO, Javier Collado, has presented with other professionals from other continents, a conference in Submission’s People, the biggest event of civil mobilitation of all the world, where they have talked about Empowering Future. Education as key for a just and sustainable world.
With some members of CONCORD, CIVICUS and the Council of Europe
Educar para Vivir has a humanistic and philanthropic vision of the education in order to achieve a sustainable development and to poverty eradication.
Educational Association “Education for Life” has been invited to the International Conferences of United Nations Conferences on Sustainable Development in Rio +20 , which will take place in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) in June 2012.
At these conferences will attende more than 100 Presidents of State from all the world, but there are also different forums for discussion for the participation of NGOs, governments and private sector, and Education for Life will present its proposal of Global Education in the Dialogues on Sustainable Development between 16 and 19 June 2012.
You can find and vote our proposal here. Then you must go into group “Sustainable development for poverty reduction” and you will see it as: “Promote global education to eradicate poverty and to achieve sustainable development“.
We hope your participation to improve the future education for our children! With an humanist and philanthropic education!