All our actions are developed on the basis of a ludic and creative methodology and teaching approach, which have been recognized and awarded worldwide, and has been created by our President and Executive Director Inés Sanguinetti.
We use ludic activities -through virtual and face-to-face experiences- to identify, boost and strengthen the creative capabilities of people, teams and communities, and therefore generate meeting spaces filled with diversity and a collaborative approach.
METHODOLOGY & TEACHING APPROACH
TO ACHIEVE EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION
What is it about?
It involves a set of ludic and creative devices conceived as part of improvisation and composition scripts that articulate diverse artistic expressions and apply to different disciplines or themes in which participants need to be involved.
Each game represents an original piece made up of a didactic sequence structured on the bases of artistic and pedagogic criteria created by us. These criteria are, in turn, rooted in the ethic and aesthetic values of the Theatre of the Oppressed, dance improvisation, the German Tanztheater, Playback theater, improvisation theater, spontaneous dance and theater, the ludic spaces from Trípticos de la Infancia and Trípticos de la Imaginación in Rosario and Santa Fé, respectively, mask theater, collage and performing arts.
How are these creative scripts translated into multiple expressions?
We currently have 165 games with their respective instructions or scripts, as well as accompanying design elements.
Activities are organized as a sequence of actions within a single pedagogic structure. These activities can be developed independently or be applied to diverse curricular and extra curricular educational programs.
Instructions also include theorical texts related to the methodology’s conceptual framework.
Why Art and Creativity?
Our teaching approach creates a link between historically dissociated fields, giving rise to a connection among Feelings, Actions and Thoughts.
ART, CREATIVITY AND WELLBEING
Our methodology and teaching approach are implemented by means of an equal-didactic figure [artist-teacher] from the educational field; and an equal-therapeutical figure [artist-therapist] from the healthcare field, with the purpose of enriching the educational and treatment areas, respectively.
Our creative methodology and teaching approach have been endorsed by FLACSO and Universidad de San Andrés and have been recognized as one of the top 13 most innovative Latin American pedagogy experiences by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Organization of Ibero-American States, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Ibero-American Cooperation Secretariat AIETTI.
The program has also been recognized as a matter of Educational Interest by the governments of Buenos Aires and Azul, respectively; and by the Buenos Aires Province Senate.
“I felt that the meetings included a network of adults willing to listen. I used to think this was something a bit more formal, but it ended up being an experience full of games that helped us open up and understand each other better. It left me with a warm feeling on my chest, being aware that there are people out there willing to listen to what young people feel and believe”.
Young participant in the Comprehensive Sex Education workshop.
“These types of workshops and training programs certainly place officers in an unusual position because they face them with the need to recognize their capabilities, limitations, fears and push them out of their comfort zones. This is essential to shift their self-perception as simple public administrative officers and to be aware of their own potential as reality managers and drivers for change”.
Public officer who participated in a workshop on social and cultural management
“I’ve reached such a high level that I feel an inch away from setting aside my role as a teacher to become my students’ Kinder Surprise chocolate. When they discover the new toy I have inside they are going to play a thousand different games”.
Teacher at a secondary school in Medellín, Colombia, who participated in Teacher Training workshop.
“I thought the workshop was very interesting and provided strategies, tools and ludic devices I didn’t know of, which help us tackle addiction from a different perspective. Participants can play a more active role in their problematic use. Truth is, I’ll take what I’ve learned here and try to replicate it in our talks”.
Chief of the Addiction Prevention Department of San Salvador de Jujuy’s Municipality, participant in the Creativity and WellBeing workshop.