8TH EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION CONGRESS
Called to simplicity and dissent
Will we know how to become those good UNCOMFORTABLE ELEMENTS Jaime told us?
In today's school, it is necessary to be an “uncomfortable element”, that questions and inquires, that generates controversy and that contributes to constructive criticism.
Milani, that uncomfortable priest and magnificent Italian teacher, said that "the school is the difficult art of guiding the boys through a razor's edge ... ... on the one hand, creating in them the sense of legality and, on the other, promoting the will to have better laws.”
To be dissenters means to be good uncomfortable elements, and this pushes us to make our students have a better political sense…; they have to know more, investigate more, understand more and learn to inquire more, instead of "questioning" them so much.
Something like the Taster with capital letters must be like a Prophet…. ”Guess in the eyes of the children the beautiful things they will see clearly tomorrow that we only see confusingly today….”
This idea of Milani links with the affirmation of Pope Francis: “Today we have too many means for a few and rickety purposes”… How not to be uncomfortable in a situation like this?
ENAP has been, again, a call to make things better, simpler but deeper. A beautiful call, with an unbeatable soundtrack, to dissent.
The ENAP team wishes you that the 19-20 school year will not be another course, and we remind you of the words of Victor Hugo that time is short:
“Quick, fast, thinkers. Make the human race breathe. Turn hope, turn ideal, do it well”
Thanks to all the speakers, workshops experts and teams that have made it possible. Good luck!
ENAP 2019 was a congress full of many new ideas, with excitement and the most inspiring proposals that created an exceptional encounter where we grew together.
ENAP has become the Educational Innovation Congress of reference, which the San Patricio Foundation launched to help teachers face change in education. “Teach to Learn, Learn to Teach” was not just another slogan; it was the essence of the new task. In the eight years since then, ENAP has become a must annual event for all of those who want to innovate in the educational environment and which situates the teacher as the engine of change in the classrooms.
This year, in our 8th edition, we addressed the evaluation in our classrooms. We started with the educational manifesto which we built in the previous edition and between all of us, we answered many of the questions which we teachers, guidance counsellors and management teams asked ourselves at our schools. Matters such as: do we examine or do we test or do we evaluate? What, how, when should we evaluate? What do we assess? Do we value every student the same regardless of his or her abilities? Must every student be evaluated regardless of his or her skills? Do we assess coherently with the learning process? ...were addressed during ENAP 2019.
A Congress where we called into question the way of evaluating, because if we didn't ask ourselves that, there wouldn't be any deep changing processes. We researched teachers’ evaluation processes to avoid repetition and application of the same methodology every academic year. It was the perfect occasion to give students a say and a chance to participate, contributing ideas about how they perceive the way they are being evaluated. And of course, we spoke about parents’ relationship with evaluation and how to avoid living obsessed with the effectiveness of their children’s results.
At ENAP 2019, we offered the chance to change the meaning of evaluation in our schools introducing a new participatory experience, in which knowledge, humour, fiction and reality were mixed. With very entertaining, dynamic formats, each action sought answers and gave different viewpoints on some of the most exciting questions for education professionals.
Parents, so that they join students and teachers in an encounter to grow together,
Teachers, offering the most inspiring ideas and experiences affecting the education sector and an occasion to meet others who, like us, seek keys to teach to learn, exchange projects and contacts,
Students in Baccalaureate and the first years of university (between the ages of 16 and 21). It will give them the chance to make themselves heard and to contribute their vision in a setting which occupies and preoccupies them.
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Management teams of schools, which have to foresee self-training as a means of achieving the true continuous training needed by teachers.
Como cada año, el congreso enap se esfuerza por brindarte la posibilidad de presenciar las ponencias de algunos de los mayores expertos en materia educativa del momento