Learning in violent contexts. Dialogues war

Talk of social violence is convene harrowing images, in fact, violence affect the development of community life, in his future expectations, in the institutional mistrust and formative proposals, whose rigors disturb academic performance with a probably scholar dropout and a painful disbelief what brings the educational act. In the case of Colombia, armed violence and the presence of subversive groups, right-wing paramilitaries, criminal gangs, drug cartels and the state security forces themselves generate a high threat. This manifests itself in kidnappings, extortion, murders, the wounded and the disabled, and other dynamics of oppression and destruction. As if internal atrocities were not enough, terrorist acts in many parts of the world or individual actions, which kill unsuspecting visitors in malls, theaters, universities, military sites, and airports are witnessed. That is to say, there is a global violence, which is even homogenized in its aims and ends up having an impact on Colombian education. These extreme conditions are displayed on a daily basis - either by the media or through direct contact- undoubtedly affects all educational actors, where many possibilities of school and university students are violated. Much intelligence, patience and ability is required to generate languages in order for these young people to overcome their academic processes with good performances and not dropout of their training stage, despite the violence and the virtual impossibility of perfect or perpetual peace. From voices of some teachers in Manizales, Colombia, - innovative teachers who manage to keep their students interested in pursuit of knowledge and have enhanced their academic performance - it will be shown in the present investigation that it is possible, despite the violence, to build pedagogical strategies and special moments in classroom to counteract the stigmas of violence and equip students with a better understanding of reality. In its ethical commitment to teach for life, this goes beyond teaching a seminar. Despite the Colombian violence, there are special pedagogical border strategies from which we can continue to learn

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Author Name: Miguel Alberto González González


Keywords: Social violence, academic performance, language, principle of hope, fear, life training, life stories.

ISSN: 2277-8160

EISSN: 2277-8160

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