Education for and with the Excluded: Broadening Horizons through Memory, Imagination, Spaciality and Sensoriality

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 09:40
Location: Hörsaal 47 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Raquel SOSA ELIZAGA, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Neoliberal education has been based exclusively in a market-oriented conception. It has been drawn to impose discipline, order and submission to future employees. This has not only impoverished educational systems, but also deepened exclusion and inequality in Latin America and elsewhere. Alternative possibilities can be opened by working on different, if not completely opposite principles: widening the horizons of individuals and communities through perception: memory, imagination, spaciality and sensoriality can become essential to build a new relationship with knowledge, education and the establishment of different forms of socialization, based in solidarity, respect and creativity, and not in competences. Latin American experiences will be discussed through the paper.