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Brazil and Peru join efforts at graduate-level event

Topics in psychology and education discussed in partnership with Universidad Marcelino Champagnat

28/09/2017 - 11h17
Br. Marino Latorre Ariño, Universidade Marcelino Champagnat

Photo: Bruno Todeschini

PUCRS opened its doors to a delegation of 20 people from Peru, from Sept 25 – 28, including Master’s degree students and researchers, for the event Integración del postgrado entre Brasil y Perú: una visión del área de Psicología y Educación. The event, offered by PUCRS’ Graduate Programs in Psychology  and Education and by Universidad Marcelino Champagnat, featured the President of Universidade Marcelino Champagnat, Br. Pablo González Franco, and the Director of Graduate Programs, Br. Marino Latorre Ariño.

During a lecture on the sociocognitive paradigm as a gateway to the knowledge society, Br. Ariño talked about education in the 21st century; what is it like to educate people today, why a  new curriculum design is necessary and what it would be for; “how to put this new curriculum design in practice. “We are running the risk of educating students for a world that no longer exists. If we educate them with an eye to what the world was like in the past, it will not be useful. Many teachers are comparable to actors in a monologue. Although they might talk about something sad, students may be having a good time, because they just can’t focus. There is no connection between the shortage of teachers and reception of students”, said he.

In his view, knowledge is the result of information that goes through the mind and the role the University has to play is to encourage this process. He looks at the 21st century as the combination of four concepts, which are typical of today’s society: volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. “Modernity is liquid. Stability is not important. What will the future hold? And, what’s more, how should we educate people for a world that is yet to come?”, questions he.

In Br. Ariño’s view, the solution is to pay attention to today’s indications. “We can look at them as a guiding parameter. If we want to understand them, we need to develop our intelligence, our heart and our conscience”, claimed he.

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