When: April, 2023
Where: Maipú, Chile
Institution: Universidad Mayor
Facilitators: Doris Sommer


“It is surprising that in so few days we went from feeling fear, shame, little fluency in our words, and so many anxieties about the new and unknown to a totally different and diverse world based on reading. I can picture it as the dynamics of the wool string where, without realizing it, we were connecting not only with reading but also emotionally and cognitively and — as we highlighted yesterday– we let ourselves go. Reading with comprehension through the different arts, makes this a fabric we can take not only to schools, but to alert all sectors of our society.” 

Pre-Texts in Kindergarten Education, an Essay by Paulina Nuñez

The role of art in education has been recognized by numerous theorists throughout history. Art not only fosters creativity and critical reflection, but also promotes social and emotional skills that are fundamental in the integral development of students. Pre-Texts is a methodology that uses literature and other art forms as a starting point for learning, encouraging active student participation and the development of key skills. This essay examines the relationship -not always present and remembered by education professionals- between art, literacy, civic education and mental health at school, highlighting the challenges and contributions of Pre-Texts in this context and, in particular, in kindergarten education.
Read the full article here

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Based on the story “The two kings and the two labyrinths” by Jorge Luis Borges, a group of teachers from U. Mayor conducted workshops that combined music, dance, acting and reading aloud, in order to provide new teaching tools to their peers from Saint Francis College and Ramón Freire schools. Read the full article here.


  • Indicator of development in all fields (economic, political, emotional, etc.).
  • Stimulates imagination in order to comprehend texts.
  • Inspires personal expression.
  • Engages a range of experiences at a safe distance.


  • Starts with creativity, a universal human drive.
  • Depends on facts and critical reflection.
  • Requires reinterpretation of given material.
  • Develops best with a diversity of proposals.


  • Derives from diversity as a source of pleasure.
  • Thrives on admiration of everyone for everyone.
  • Appreciates facts and critical reflections.
  • Recombines materials and experiences.