R3Cre0 is a program for children and adolescents (NNA) that seeks to stimulate curiosity and creativity in children and young people, through the development of skills and habits that can improve and enhance their daily actions and life projects.
We cultivate interest in children and adolescents using curiosity to generate questions that allow them to understand and expand their narratives to recognize the traditions, memory and history of their communities, generating cooperation and co-existence with their families, neighbors, teachers and other social and cultural actors.
We encourage children and adolescents to develop life projects from the exploration and investigation of new information, accessing different sources of information, both documentary and experiential.
We promote social empathy in children and adolescents, to act creatively based on curiosity and critical thinking about their immediate surroundings.
The program will strengthen three fundamental characteristics for integral, sustainable and diverse human development, in a free space that promotes the enjoyment of learning. We consider curiosity, as essential to learn and question 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 development, implementation and maintenance of projects.
The program generates sustainable habits and skills over time that allow 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's participation is reduced to providing an environment suitable for learning ”(p. 49).
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, disruptive pedagogy, project-based learning, and artistic practices.
The methodology is based on 4 main actions: observe, project or prototype, act (projects/solutions) and evaluate (self-assess/feedback). Promoting the construction of habits and awareness about actions such as critical observations and discussions, activities such as information gathering on the observed issues, the incorporation of exploration, analytical games, challenges of expression of emotions and communication of ideas, reading, drawing and writing critical and creative among others; from artistic teaching methodologies.
The objective is to complement processes of the existing educational system and also to promote the necessary skills to take advantage of future opportunities by providing a safe environment and stimulating curiosity from different perspectives (interest, surprise, amazement and divergence), by encouraging specific behaviors (attention, novelty, investigation, exploration) while cultivating the ability to ask questions with increasing complexity that are part of the skills mentioned above, namely creativity, curiosity and critical thinking.
Thus, children and adolescents can become young people and adults capable of observing both their work and personal environments to create their own futures and to face the inequality of opportunities resulting from educational, cultural, political, social and technological inequities.