On November 22nd, at 6pm, AIDGLOBAL participated in an open class held within the scope of the course unit “Pedagogical Practices”, part of the Master’s Degree in Pre-School Education and the Master’s Degree in Pre-School Education and Primary School Teaching.
“A CRIANÇA AFRICANA: Percursos e Desafios na Promoção de uma Educação para a Primeira Infância em Contexto Rural” (THE AFRICAN CHILD: Journeys and Challenges in Promoting Early Childhood Education in a Rural Context) was the theme of the initiative, which included the participation of Susana Damasceno, President of AIDGLOBAL, and Miguel Oliveira, Professor at the Escola Superior Educação e Ciências Sociais (ESECS) (School of Education and Social Sciences), as session moderator.
The intervention of AIDGLOBAL started from the reality of the District of Chibuto, in Mozambique, and the balance that has been done, based on the results of the activities promoted under the project “Educadores em Movimento – Uma Educação itinerante para a Primeira Infância” (Educators in Motion – An Itinerant Education for Early Childhood). This is the project through which AIDGLOBAL has been implementing services of Itinerant Early Childhood Education (EII) aimed at children between 4 and 6 years of age in order to promote their physical, cognitive, emotional and social development and increase their knowledge of the Portuguese language.
The reflection on the impact of Education in pre-school age was the thematic line that crossed the entire event, from which it was possible to make the public aware of the need to develop more educational programs and evaluation instruments adequate to the Mozambican context, with emphasis on the District of Chibuto.
Throughout the event there was space to present the project “Educadores em Movimento” (Educators in Motion) and some of the activities that are underway and involve the inauguration of five Community Schools in Chibuto. The study ‘’Perceções sobre o desenvolvimento psicomotor da criança moçambicana em idade pré-escolar em contexto rural, com enfoque no Chibuto’’ (‘Perceptions on the psychomotor development of Mozambican preschool-age children in a rural context, with a focus on Chibuto) (2019), developed by Carla Ladeira, was also presented, and aimed to understand the psychomotor development of Mozambican children at preschool age, in the rural context of Chibuto, seeking to identify the existence of differences between the psychomotor development of the child living in rural areas (Chibuto, Gaza Province) and the child living in urban areas (Maputo, capital of Mozambique), at preschool age.
During the session, 50 people were present, among cooperating educators, students and teachers belonging to the two above mentioned masters’ degrees.
The session can be viewed in full here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LktfAQ38_Qw