Monday 18 February 2019
During the Institutional Week, the first meeting of the year took place among the group of teachers and academic directors of the Pies Descalzos Foundation Educational Institution – Barranquilla. The space helped the teachers go through different pedagogical, academic and didactic subjects, corresponding to the development of the activities of the school year.
The Pies Descalzos team led by the Industrial Designer and Pedagogue John Vela, the setting and contextualization of classrooms and educational spaces with the theme of “ambientes de aprendizaje” (learning environments). This time the teachers began to determine and reflect on their relationship with the space where they develop their teaching and learning process, discovering each of its characteristics: its colors; the intentionality of the furniture; the functionality; the use of natural resources such as solar light sources or air cabs, among others.
At the end of the activity, a reflection on education was carried out, and how it invites to think about the importation of the role of the teacher as a connoisseur of spaces and the use of them for exploration, research and the construction of knowledge in the schools.
Thanks to John Vela and the entire teaching team for putting their creativity and knowledge at the service of the education and growth of the Pies Descalzos’ children.