Sao Paulo—The four-day first SEE Learning training workshop for educators and facilitators concluded successfully on 14 August 2019 at the Colegio Sidarta in Cotia, a suburb of Sao Paulo city.
The SEE Learning or Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning, a new kindergarten to high school education program for international use, is the culmination of academic collaboration between the Emory University of Atlanta USA, and His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet since 1998.
Eighty educators representing 16 educational institutions from three states of Brazil—Sao Paulo, Parana, and Brasilia D.F.—attended the workshop.
The partner educational institutes include five schools, four universities, three professional institutions, and four Educational NGOs involved in providing after-school programs.
During the workshop, the participants learned to familiarize themselves with the content of the SEE Learning comprehensive framework and the pedagogical models to be followed while imparting social, emotional, and ethical competencies or soft skills to the children in classrooms.
The workshop demanded participants to actively involve in the chain of activities to get them really immersed into core competencies and make them comfortable and confident in sharing the same to the children in their respective classrooms to children.
In order to make the workshop effective and run smoothly without any language barrier, Jeanne Pilli and Denise Kato provided an excellent simultaneous translation service during the entire workshop.
Apart from the four-day workshop, the workshop participants were also given two-day training on Cognitively Based Compassion Training (CBCT) before attending the workshop.
The four-day workshop was hosted by the Colegio Sidarta, was facilitated by the team of professionals from the Emory University—Prof Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Executive Director of the Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics of the Emory University and his colleagues Dr. Brendan Ozawa-de Silva and Lindy Settevendemie—and was coordinated by the Tibet House Brasil.
The Next SEE Learning training workshop for educators and facilitators will be held in Tulua City in Colombia from 20-22 August for 140 educators from both private and public schools in the city.
In October, another workshop will be held in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, for 80 educators of the public school in the state.
-Filed by Office of Tibet, Latin America