Creative Environments has 3 lines of action: Education, Health and Community
We have developed an Art, Creativity and Wellbeing program that has been included in the school curriculum, integrating educational establishments and communities at secondary schools in Argentina. We train teachers from different parts of the country and the world, in an attempt to activate creative skills and generate:
New teaching and learning methods
A wellbeing environment at schools
WE ARE EXPERTS IN DEVELOPING AND TRANSFERING INNOVATIVE ART AND CREATIVITY TOOLS TO ENHANCE LEARNING PROCESSES AND COEXISTENCE.
TEACHING APPROACH APPLIED TO THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM
Between 2018 and 2020, we:
REACHED OUT TO
OUR METHODOLOGY’S IMPACT
Universidad San Andrés
Observatorio Sociedad y territorio
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Observatorio Sociedad y territorio
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS
COMMITMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY83%
OF TEACHERS HIGHLIGHT AN INCREASED COMMITMENT AND RESPONSIBILITY ON THE PART OF THEIR STUDIENTS
OF TEACHERS NOTICE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE WAY STUDENTS EXPRESS THEMSELVES
OF TEACHERS HIGHLIGHT AN INCREASE IN COLLABORATIVE WORK
OF STUDIENTS HAVE DEVELOPED CRITICAL THINKING
LEARNINGTO LEARN 60%
OF STUDENTS SHOWED GREATER INITIATIVE AND REFLECTION
OF STUDENTS HAVE DISCOVERED NEW WAYS OF SOLVING PROBLEMS
OF HEADMASTERS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
REGARD THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR METHOLOGY AS POSITIVE
97% OF THEM
HAVE EXPRESSED THEY WOULD LIKE TO REMAIN AT THEIR CURRENT SCHOOL NEXT YEAR
THE METHOLOGY HELPED IMPROVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
WERE ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW KOWLEDGE AND SKILLS FROM THEIR STUDENTS
DISCOVERED THEY WERE CAPABLE OF DOING THINGS THEY HAD NOT REALIZED BEFORE
OUR METHODOLOGY IS HIGHLY VALUED AS A PEDAGOGIC TOOL, AND IT IS VERSATILE ENOUGH TO ADAPT TO VARYING CURRICULUM CONTENT.
IMPACT DURING THE PANDEMIC
TEACHERS FEEL THAT THEIR KNOWLEDGE HAS GROWN, AND THAT THEY HAVE MORE PEDAGOGICAL TOOLS. ALSO, AS THEY HAVE ALSO INCLUDED EMOTIONS IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS.
THE LEVEL OF SKILL FOR VIRTUAL TOOLS IS VERY HIGH, AND THE EFFICACY TO HELP THESE SKILLS ROOT IS BOTH HIGH AND EVEN.
PART OF THE SUCCESS OF THE PROGRAM DURING 2020 WAS THE POSSIBILITY TO HELP TEENAGERS OVERCOME THE DAILY LETHARGY AND LAUGH, EXPRESS THEMSELVES, COMMUNICATE THEIR EMOTIONS AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS.
ACHIEVMENT 2018 – 2020
The program’s goal —to strengthen the social and emotional skills of teenagers and young individuals— has been widely achieved.
We apply our methodology to actions and projects within the Health sector.
ART AND CREATIVITY
OPEN THE DOOR TO NEW SIGHTS BY SHOWING US LANGUAGES AND PERSPECTIVES THAT HELP US COMBINE ACTIONS, FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS.
Strengthening prevention and treatment in Mental Health thanks to the wellbeing achieved through ludic and creative activities.
Stimulating sensitive experiences, emphatic conducts and restitution of social bonds.
Creative expression is a fundamental driver of wellbeing
As members of the Latin American Network for Art for Social Transformation, we have signed an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization with the aim of contributing, through Creativity, to the improvement of the quality of life and the development of the Latin-American people, giving priority to the most vulnerable groups.
We have partnered with public entities to develop Health projects with a territorial approach, looking to work on topics such as problematic use, gender-based violence and teenage suicide within the communities.
Since 2020, we are a part of OLA – Building Resilience, a 5-year research project led by the English organization People’s Palace Projects and by Queen Mary University Of London. Goal: to understand the bond between Art and Health programs and young people who are going through mental distress.
Participants included four countries (England, Colombia, Peru and Argentina), four universities (Queen Mary University of London, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia and Universidad de Buenos Aires), and four artistic and cultural organizations (Fundación Nacional Batuta, La Familia Ayara, Teatro La Plaza and Fundación Crear Vale La Pena).
In 2021 we signed an agreement with the Jujuy Provice’s Health Ministry, in collaboration with the Mental Health Secretary, to implement Ludic Laboratories for the Prevention and Treatment of Problematic Use. We signed another agreement with the Environment Ministry of the same province to collaborate, cooperate, assist each other and work together towards actions that promote activities and habits that are sustainable for the community, and towards the implementation of long-term public policies, with the aim of strengthening a development model that is more considerate and balanced towards young people.
We specialize in:
Comprehensive Sex Education
Gender-Based Violence Prevention
WE APPLY OUR METHODOLOGY TO PROJECTS AND EVENTS THAT ENCOURAGE A WIDER COMMUITY INTEGRATION
Our work started in a Community Cultural Centre in San Isidro, Buenos Aires, where we worked in Arts Education for more than 20 years. Our artistic productions went on 8 international tours, and we had our young students create artistic companies and work projects, and become Art teachers and cultural promoters.
In 2021, this cultural centre has now become a space for co-creation.
We were part of OLA, a 5-year research project led by Queen Mary University of London, the English organization People’s Palace Projects, and the University of Buenos Aires. Goal: to understand the bond between Art and Health programs and young people who are going through mental distress.
Participants included four countries (England, Colombia, Peru and Argentina), four universities, and four artistic and cultural organizations.
We are also part of Far Apart, another research project from People’s Palace Projects and Queen Mary University of London.
Goal: to assess how well organizations adapted to the pandemic’s context, and to analyse how they adjusted their activities to the virtual environment.
PROTECTION, CARE AND COEXISTENCE POLICIES
At Crear Vale La Pena, we are committed to building international policies for Prevention, Care and Coexistence among people, within a worldwide agreement against violence.
Our internal policies promote an institutional culture that is committed to non-violence causes, and to taking concrete actions to achieve them that look at the wellbeing and care of those who are part of our work team and those who participate in our programs.
We guarantee respect of every person’s human rights, and we included a gender perspective in all our efforts and communications, through the creation of caring environments in programs, projects, and activities related to prevention, promotion and healthcare. All of this is developed with a comprehensive approach.
We generate networks to spread and implement policies for the care and promotion of rights. We build support networks with collaborating organizations aiming to identify risky situations in their workspaces, and we share our protocol through our Teacher Training Scheme.
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