R3Cre0 is a program for boys, girls and adolescents (NNA) that seeks to promote curiosity, critical thinking and creativity to generate greater civic awareness, knowledge about democratic processes and actions that can transform their living conditions and the community. The workshops and laboratories are based on the concepts of liberation pedagogy (critical pedagogy) in which the observation and critical analysis of the conditions in the environment is emphasized, the projection of just and democratic alternatives, the realization of constructive actions and the evaluation of its processes and actions.
In the program, participants develop the necessary tools to question, visualize and create solutions to the problems they face in their daily lives, as well as improve their academic activities. The program is based on critical pedagogy and active pedagogy, as well as on Participatory Action Research (PAR) strategies. In this sense, children and adolescents become co-researchers and appropriate it. The name R3Cre0 refers to the concept of play as a pedagogical strategy where error becomes a possibility and educational experimentation provides cognitive emancipation so that children and adolescents can generate transformations in their own lives and contexts; resignify their realities and strengthen their capacities.
The program will strengthen three fundamental characteristics for integral, sustainable and diverse human development, in a space of freedom that allows the enjoyment of learning. Curiosity, which is essential for learning and for questioning the social realities of the participants. Critical and creative thinking, combined with imagination, generates vision and innovative ideas to solve relevant problems. Empowerment is the result of the other two, and is necessary for the implementation and maintenance of projects.
C3P proposes an experiential process between the facilitators and the boys, girls and young people. In implementing the learning process as an experience we focus on "a disregard for the traditional hierarchies of what is important and what is fundamental." That is why within the program, participants will be invited to observe, question and create projects built by pedagogical sequences (Brousseau, 2007) accompanied and encouraged by C3P mediators and developed by R3Cre0 participants.
The program creates sustainable habits and abilities over time that allow the participants to be capable of self-education, defined according to Isabel Martí (2003) as “educational activity carried out by the individual himself and in which the educator participation boils down to providing an adequate environment for learning ”(p. 49).