OMEP Voices

  • Sep 4th 2020

    The Right to Play
      The Right to Play Lilian Atieno Okal Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child states the right of a child to rest and leisure and to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child.Play remains the most violated of all the rights of a child. While play is fun, it is also voluntary, meaning that they can opt out of it at will. When adults use play as a reward of “work done”, it ceases to be pleasurable since[…]
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  • Aug 18th 2020

    Racism and Children's Development
    Racism and Children's Development  With eyes directed towards twenty-first-century possibilities for global understanding and peace, I initiate this brief discourse on the effect of racism on children’s development.  The twenty-first-century goal is for all (people) to sit at the table of humanity cloaked in the truth of one’s own cultural and historical realities, without apology.  The inclusion of various perspectives is a pathway to understanding and resolving human co[…]
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  • Jul 29th 2020

    Dialogues between Education, Culture and Bodies from the perspective of Rights
      I am Alejandra Castiglioni, Administrative Vice President of the Argentine OMEP Committee A contextualized educational conversation holds the uniqueness of each girl and boy. With it, diversity, the reference that our own cultural landscape inherits and what is our heritage and also completes us. For its part, Diversity becomes visible in our bodies and generates the most varied representations that are in tension when relating, generating conflicts and consensus... since t[…]
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  • Jul 10th 2020

    Urgency to play - OMEP Canada
      Urgency to play   Krasimira Marinova  After several weeks of confinement the children return to kindergarten. They will find their environment transformed because of the health measures put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting to such important changes causes an emotional overload in children that can lead to stress.     As many elements of the situation are anxiety-inducing, it is important to be concerned about classroom play,[…]
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  • Jun 25th 2020

    Virtual kindergarten: Why don't strategies at other educational levels work well?
    Virtual kindergarten: Why don't strategies at other educational levels work well? Gabriela Fairstein    I'm going to talk about virtual activities in kindergarten and why I think strategies from other educational levels don't work well  The reality is that the formats for developing virtual activities in the kindergartner are basically designed for the primary level going forward. And kindergartners, while adapting proposals to age, maintain the same format. That[…]
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  • Jun 11th 2020

    HOW TO TEACH SCIENCE AT HOME AND WHAT TO LEARN FROM IT AFTER THE PANDEMIC
     HOW TO TEACH SCIENCE AT HOME AND WHAT TO LEARN FROM IT AFTER THE PANDEMICDanièle PerruchonGood morning to all,In a previous video, we talked about science education at this time of confinement linked to Covid 19. This also leads us to think about how to teach science at home and what are the lessons to learn from it after the pandemic.Since confinement, many education systems have implemented temporary distance learning methods to which teachers had to quickly adapt:-because they were n[…]
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  • Jun 11th 2020

    TEACHING SCIENCE WITH COVID 19, Danièle Perruchon
          TEACHING SCIENCE WITH COVID 19, Danièle Perruchon Hello everyone,The pandemic, which has deprived the education of 1.5 billion students in 195 countries since December 2019, provides us with the opportunity to reaffirm the role of science, the building an understanding of the world around us, be it for adults or for children, and this from an early age.First, a little reminder about how we teach science.As you know, effective science education is based[…]
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  • Jun 11th 2020

    PEACE EDUCATION
         WILL THIS DISASTER GIVE A NEW BEGINNING TO EDUCATION? Almost every country in the world is affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. Forecasts predict that between 60 and 70% of the population could be infected by 2021 Our destabilized world is going to have to reinvent itself -living in a world that respects human rights, a more caring world, -a world more respectful of the environment and local and global biodiversity -a world where education for[…]
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  • Jun 11th 2020

    CHALLENGES AND EDUCATIONAL PROPOSALS FOR CHILDREN- OMEP URUGUAY
        The situation of health, social and economic crisis that we are going through worldwide is unprecedented, it affects us personally and professionally and it requires us professionally. Among other things, preserve our bond with children by promoting interaction between them. The childhoods of the 21st century were already immersed, before the pandemic, in a world mediated by technology, we were working to enforce the recommendation of the World Health Organizati[…]
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