The I Biennial of Childhood and Youth: Democracy, Human Rights and Citizenship took place in Manizales, Colombia from November 17th to the 21st. Participants from different countries including Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Mexico amongst others interacted and discussed about the situation of children and adolescents in Latin America.
A research paper about our program Learning to Learn (L2L) in alliance with CINDE, was presented in the panel: Quality institutional policies and strategies to guarantee the right to education for children and youngsters in Latin America and the Caribbean. The paper called “Perception that teachers have on the academic performance of children after the implementation of the program L2L” showed that the program has transformed teachers pedagogical practices and that transformation in teachers has helped to improve the academic performance of children in the classrooms. Teachers feel more motivated and this has influenced positively in the learning process of children. Teachers perceive themselves as key actors in the teaching-learning process of students , as they enable participation, autonomy, reflexivity and critical thinking in the students. Interaction through playing has allowed teachers to perceive aspects in children related to their individual and social development and learning through playing has promoted ethical and social and moral responsibility behaviors in children.
We are glad to announce that L2L is a program that is improving quality education in the schools in which it is being implemented in Colombia.