The board encourages families and teachers to walk hand in hand so that “girls and boys grow without limitations”

The Andalusian government has emphasized the need to “promoting education in equality, tolerance, respect, diversity and non-violence” challenging girls and boys to grow “in freedom, without constraints, developing their maximum potential, overcoming sexist stereotypes”, while encouraging families and the educational community to work hand in hand to “build a more egalitarian and sexist violence’. This is one of the main messages of the advisers on social inclusion, youth, families and equality, loles lopezand educational development and professional training, Patricia of the Wellaccompanied by the director of the Andalusian Institute for Women (IAM), Mariela Checa, launched at the opening of III Andalusian Congress on Cooperative Learningwhich takes place in Cádiz with a record audience and twenty planned activities.

In this sense, Lawles Lopez emphasized that “The fight for equality is a task that affects the whole society” and for this reason he was pleased that this meeting, organized by the Andalusian Women’s Institute in collaboration with the Ministry of Educational Development and Vocational Training and the Public Universities of Andalusia, “brings together the educational community, the teaching staff, the students and their families, with the administration”. In this way, he insisted on “the need to join forces” and pointed out that “this great meeting for education in the field of equality in Andalusia” is an example of the said alliance and union.

The councilor also emphasized that the Andalusian Co-Learning Congress has become a benchmark in terms of co-learning: “We started with just over 400 participants and this year we tripled that figure, with half of them being teachers”, adding that the aim is to congress in a “national” metric. Likewise, López hopes that this event will serve to “learn, train, evaluate practices and ways to reach young people and learn together from different perspectives to achieve the grand challenge of achieving true equality.” “After all, this is what we do at the Andalusian Women’s Institute, give tools to girls, boys, fathers and mothers, for prevention in any case of violence, for joint learningbecause the goal is for our boys and girls to grow up in freedom and develop their full potential without being limited by any stereotype or threat,” he stressed.

Lóles López emphasized the importance of preventing violence against girls and women, which has a special role in this congress. “We’re doing a lot of action and from different angles, but we’re not reaching a part of the population, especially the young guys,” he admitted. And for that reason it has influenced this”collaborative learning is a powerful weaponboth from the classroom and from the home, where education begins, to educate people with solid principles of equality and zero tolerance for violence”. In this regard, he insisted on “looking at how to approach the other half of the population work for a more egalitarian society than unity’.

Universal values

López concluded his speech with “sincere thanks” to the teaching staff and families for their commitment to “values ​​as universal as they are essential in a society of progress and the future”, to the Scientific Committee and its president, Professor Consuelo Flecha, for the contribution to making this annual equal education event a reality and the Ministry of Educational Development and Vocational Training for its “substantial cooperation”.

For her part, municipal councilor Patricia del Poso announced that the preparation of III Plan for Gender Equality in Educationthrough a participatory process that will include innovations such as the creation of a Andalusian Network of Egalitarian and Cooperative Education Centers in order to promote the exchange of experience and good practices between Andalusian educational centers. In addition, the new plan will pay special attention to centers that present a disparity between male and female students in terms of absences and dropout rates.

Likewise, Del Pozo advanced some of the innovations that will be released this school year to continue promoting equality in the education system. It is thus applied in Seneca the information gathering module included in the Protocol on Gender-Based Violence in Education, which allows obtaining more accurate and up-to-date data for each of the registered cases and tracking the actions resulting from the open protocols in each center.

The ADA Program (Andalusian Digital Assistant Students) This will be another of the initiatives that will be developed in this course, starting in January, on awareness and prevention of gender-based violence. in the module ADA PROEQUALITY Sexist violence in the digital context is mainly addressed as it is a growing problem at an early age. For this reason, it focuses on education for equality, promoting empathy and visibility of violence, revealing legal consequences, promoting cyber security and privacy, with the premise of seeking the collective participation of all students to make them co-responsible for this training process.

Patricia del Pozo acknowledged and appreciated in her speech the involvement and enormous commitment of teachers to reduce inequalities in the classroom. In this sense, teacher training aimed at cooperative learning aims to facilitate the implementation of gender equality criteria in the educational field. Last year more than 4,600 teachers were trained through moodle platform and almost 6000 in Teacher Training Centers.

Two days of reflection and debate

Nearly 1,300 people will meet on October 17 and 18 at the Palacio de Congresos de Cádiz to attend the third edition of the Andalusian Congress on Co-education. 94% of the audience comes from the eight Andalusian provinces, especially Cádiz (419), Seville (312) and Malaga (188), but there will also be people from 11 communities and the autonomous city of Ceuta, as well as from countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Bolivia, Peru, Italy, Cuba and Argentina. The faculty is the majority group, as they account for almost half of those present, adding to the total 634 registrations.

This edition of the congress is entitled “The Cooperative Curriculum: A Path to Equality” and training, research and exchange of good practices will be combined. Likewise, there will be 18 speakers and contributors who will address, among other issues: the importance of collaborative learning in curriculum design, the non-sexist use of language, technology occupations and the gender gap, promoting equality through sport, positive role models of masculinity through stories and prevention of gender-based violence, which will be the protagonist of the second day of the meeting and where toxic affective-sexual relationships will be analyzed, active detection in adolescent girls who are victims of sexist violence and prevention and intervention in younger children.

During these two days there will be presentations, expert tables, learning spaces, communication tables, bibliographic tables and music spaces like the one promoted by the feminist comparsa WE CAN DO or educational experience “Cooperative Learning Playground” for simulated indentation.

The III Andalusian Congress on Co-education can also be followed online through the website https://congresoandaluzcoeducacion.com/

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