Our methods

Learning method

        

  • Learning from the world, rather than about the world. This means

    learning through the activities that constitute what wants to be

    learned as apprentices of those who commit all their energies to them.

        

  • Learning to transform reality and to work for others, particularly

    for the communities and regions of origin themselves.

        

  • Placing the learning process under the control of the person who

    learns, under his or her own rhythms and ways of working,

    and not under those of teachers, educators and bureaucrats.

        

  • Learning to learn by oneself: learn to master the methods to keep on learning what one wants or needs to.

 

  • Learning to learn with others, in study circles, workshops, seminars or conferences.

 

Research methods

 

"Reflection in action" is the name we have given to our research activities. We define it as a rigorous, disciplined, informed and public exercise. It is not a personal, arbitrary, improvised, superficial or private interpretation. Anyone who repeated the same exercise according to its rules should achieve the same result.         

Our main working tools are observation (as an experience of relation),

dialogue (dialectic and dialogic), systematic reflection and

documentation (written and audiovisual).

        

Among the different lines of reflection in action that we have

followed up until now, we highlight the following:

 

  • The intercultural treatment of orality and its comparison with

    textual and post-textual civilization;

 

  • the theory and practice of conviviality in society;

 

  • the pluralist study of learning communities;

 

  • the paths of autonomy in troubled times;

 

  • technological innovations – dry toilets, homemade greenhouses, solar energy devices, pedal-powered machines, etc.

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