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The association Zabalketa gives a course on Cooperation to the development to teachers from Tecnun
The goal of the course has been to share with teachers educational methodologies to favor active and participative learning of student body and its formation in values.
Cooperation projects to development have as goal improve the living conditions of people from a approach of development fair, equitable and sustainable, and are a powerful educational tool ", said the former student of Tecnun Teresa Dominguez, shortly before starting a training course aimed at teachers of the School. Domínguez is a Project Technician at association Zabalketa, an organization dedicated to Awareness Raising and Education for Social Transformation, and which develops Cooperation projects at development in African and American countries.
- What has been the goal of this workshop?
To provide academic staff with knowledge on fair, equitable and sustainable human development approaches, as well as educational tools and methodologies to favor active and participative learning of student body and its formation in values.
- What collaboration is expected to be achieved between Zabalketa-Tecnun?
After this training to academic staff, will come the implementation of what has been learned. In the next course Zabalketa will accompany the academic staff of Tecnun in the realization of activities that incorporate some of the contents and tools within the subject of Environmental Technology. We also want Tecnun to host a traveling exhibition to raise awareness of the importance of environmental sustainability in the fight against poverty.
- Which entities are part of project?
Zabalketa is coordinating together with the ONGD ICLI, a project of Education for Social Transformation, financed by the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, in which 3 other NGOs, 3 centers of professional training, the UPV/EHU, the University of Mondragon and Tecnun are participating.
- Why do you think it is interesting for teachers to know about your work and methodologies?
Because the cooperation projects development carried out by NGDOs have a great potential as educational tools. They can be used in the Higher Education not only to transmit to student body knowledge about the human development from an economic, social and environmental point of view, but also to help them acquire competencies, skills and values for their training as professionals and as people. In final, to contribute to the construction of a better society.