paulo freire 1994 in muenchen
Increasingly, more and more there is an interest in get methodological suggestions on how to learn from our own experiences, not to repeat mistakes and share lessons learned with other persons, so this can contribute to improve and project the work of a group or association here or with project partners in the Global South. This seminar is about this.
To date, is common the use of technics: Putting up project objectives, establishment of indicators and impact monitoring, and course evaluation. These have to do with the following questions: the goals of a project have been achieved and that in order to justify the award of a grant. Often this is used as a control mechanism, made from „up” and from “outside“ and preparing abdominal pain, if all turn out well – in terms of evaluators and inspectors effect. And the persons who had participate? What to they learn? How can they improve future actions, learning from experiences?
The method of systematization, originated in Latin America in popular education and grass-roots organisations, indicates how to promote self-critical reflections to be in a climate of mutual trust. It allows us to recover the process of our experiences (ideas, actions, emotions, situations.) and make a critical analysis and interpretation of what happened and, mainly on Why it happened this way, and What to do next. It means to look at one’s own practice and build the knowledge gained thereby.
We will analyse the theoretical principles, the methodological process, the possible techniques that we can use, and we will do interesting exercises that we could put on practice in our daily work, building knowledge for transformation processes in solidarity.
Oscar Jara, Peruvian and Costa Rican sociologist and popular educator,
has been working on this issue several years in Latin America and other Countries, and published a number of publications on this and similar issues.. He will share proposals and examples. It will be interesting and also fun to discover how much we can learn from what we do in our daily. Oscar is actually the president of the Latin American Council of Popular Education, works in the Center of Studies and Publications Alforja in Costa Rica and is linked with the program of Democracy and Global Transformation in Peru.
The seminar will be held in English. Please register for planning at firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer: North South Forum eV München eV in cooperation with the Paulo Freire society and the One World Network Bayern e.V. (Nord Süd Forum München e.V. in Kooperation mit der Paulo Freire Gesellschaft und dem Eine Welt Netzwerk Bayern e.V.