POR Tiscar Lara 24/03/09 // Español
Expanded education is not an uncommon concept to Jesús Martín-Barbero, the great theorist on social communication in Latin American, who presented yesterday the conference "Educative city: from a society with education system to a knowledge society and learning in the Zemos98 Symposium. It is not a coincidence that the colombian professor is using the same concept for the last years to stress the importance of the need for new learnings, new ways of learning and new spaces for the education to take place beyond the school.
As the main point of his presentation, Martín-Barbero placed the Expanded education as the need to get over the actual crisis of the School as an institution, wich happens in parallel with other crisis also in the family, the politics, the State, etc., to integrate what he calls the "shared knowledges". These knowledges will complement the hegemonic knowledge represented by the scientific knowledge, the book and the "literates", to integrate the poetic language, the senses language, the body language, and the language of social experience, ultimately. According to the author, the aim of this way of teaching from this holistic perspective has to do with engaging in citizenship, which makes it fundamental to learn to tell our own narratives.