After six months of attending videoconferences, participating in student forums and working in the field with digital resources and technological platforms, 72 students, trainers, teachers and members of educational institutions that provide care to young people and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean, each received a diploma in “Digital resources for educational practice in ALE”.
This educational offer is the first one developed by DVV in collaboration with the Centre for Regional Cooperation for Adult Education (CREFAL). It was based on two of DVV’s methodological tools: the Curriculum GlobALE and the Curriculum DigitALE, both of which support the professionalization of adult educators, especially in technological competences and digital skills.
Students from Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Chile, Guatemala, Venezuela, Bolivia and Colombia helped to accomplish this course. They qualified for this task through their educational work with various groups, in the countryside, in the cities, with immigrants and in public institutions.
The course was carried out in six working groups, with 15 to 18 students each. The groups were led by a team of 11 tutors and 2 CREFAL coordinators from Colombia and Mexico. This team coordinated online sessions, accompanied the students pedagogically, helped them with their homework and in the development of projects.
During the closing ceremony, Susanna Hess-Kalcher, Regional Director for DVV International Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, and Gabriela Vázquez Olivera, General Director of CREFAL, presented the results of this course. It inaugurates new opportunities for collaborative educational programmes that support the professionalization of adult educators in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Lourdes J. Garduño Cansino, Mexico, DVV International