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Art, Politics, and Pedagogy

Professor Doris talking about Art, Politics and Pedagogy at the XVI Colóquio Internacional Educação e Contemporaneidade (EDUCON), Brazil, 2022.

<p>Docentes se capacitaron en el innovador método “Pre-Textos”, que une enseñanza, innovación y lectura</p>

Docentes se capacitaron en el innovador método “Pre-Textos”, que une enseñanza, innovación y lectura

Diario Mayor, July 2022, Chile

 

A dozen academics attended the sessions led by Doris Sommer and José Luis Falcioni, from Harvard University, who introduced them to this methodology that, through art, seeks to encourage critical analysis, creativity and problem solving.

<p>For the love of the word, an article about Pre-Texts in India</p>

For the love of the word, an article about Pre-Texts in India

The Hindu, May 2022 – India

 

The etymology for school is “leisure”. As a place of ‘leisure’, it refers to an environment where students can engage with the curriculum without the pressure of learning. But how many students fondly recall their experiences in school or college as being leisurely or enjoyable?

Congreso Futuro 2021: Zoomarse a Pre-Textos: Lectoescritura, Innovación, Ciudadanía

<p>Inovar, Facilitar, Participar</p>

Inovar, Facilitar, Participar

<p>Interview with Doris Sommer</p>

Interview with Doris Sommer

Cuerpomente, February 2020 – Spain

 

Doris Sommer es la fundadora de la ONG Agentes Culturales, donde ha desarrollado el protocolo pedagógico Pre-Textos durante 35 años, en Estados Unidos y Latinoamérica. Este protocolo ha sido calificado por la UNESCO como “Educación por la paz”.

<p>Humanismo Contra la Violencia</p>

Humanismo Contra la Violencia

Paradigma Cientifico, 2018, Mexico

 

Paradigma Cientifico interviewed Dr. Doris Sommer, professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature at Harvard and director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University.

<p>Líderes Juveniles Aprenden a Combinar Música y Educación a Orillas del Lago Llanquihue</p>

Líderes Juveniles Aprenden a Combinar Música y Educación a Orillas del Lago Llanquihue

Economía y Negocios online, January 2018, Chile

 

Una treintena de jóvenes de distintos países de América se reunieron este mes en Frutillar para poner a prueba los conocimientos que antes habían aprendido a través de un curso en línea enfocado en liderazgo.

<p>Los Libros no son Sagrados y los Maestros son Ignorantes</p>

Los Libros no son Sagrados y los Maestros son Ignorantes

Diario de Madrid, October 2018 – Spain

 

An innovative workshop for literacy and critical thinking arrives at the II World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace. It follows the Pre-Text methodology of Harvard University, which has traveled the world adapting to all audiences, from astrophysicists to inmates.

<p>Doris Sommer: ‘Sin Arte no se Puede Pensar en Cambios Sociales’</p>

Doris Sommer: ‘Sin Arte no se Puede Pensar en Cambios Sociales’

El Comercio, May 2017 – Ecuador

 

Doris Sommer was in Quito, to dictate the workshop Pre-Texts: Lecto-writing, innovation and citizenship, and the Conference The art works in the world: Citizen Culture and Public Humanities, which took place at the Andean University Simón Bolívar.

<p>Atienden a Más de 21mil en Prevención de Delito</p>

Atienden a Más de 21mil en Prevención de Delito

Informativo Agora, July 2017 – Mexico

 

In order to strengthen the municipal program De La Mano por Comonfort, the members of the different blocks attended the talk of citizen culture taught by the Cultural Agent of Pre-Texts in Mexico endorsed by Harvard University, Hortencia Chávez.

 

<p>Doris Sommer: “Educar a través del arte es el único modo de crear nuevas formas para impedir la violencia”</p>

Doris Sommer: “Educar a través del arte es el único modo de crear nuevas formas para impedir la violencia”

Infobae, August 2017 – Argentina

 

Visiting Buenos Aires, the researcher and educator referred to the moment when education goes through the world and also the importance of changing the teaching paradigm. “Pleasure is essential for learning. The most important work is an authoritarian pedagogical culture,” she said to Infobae.

<p> La Literatura se Vuelve Excusa</p>

La Literatura se Vuelve Excusa

El Mercurio, February 2014 – Chile 

 

Doris Sommer proposal, Harvard University Academic: Literature becomes an excuse to play artists. Linking texts with theatrical performances, music and plastic works helps to unravel the stories that hide behind those books that initially seem difficult.

<p>Niños de Coinco Reescribieron Obras Literarias para Convertirlas en Canciones</p>

Niños de Coinco Reescribieron Obras Literarias para Convertirlas en Canciones

El Tipógrafo, January 2014, Colombia

 

The Pre-Texts activity aimed at learning through creativity.

<p>El Arte Hace Ciudadanos</p>

El Arte Hace Ciudadanos

El Tiempo, October 2008 – Colombia

 

Concerned about the fact that her doctoral Literature students in Harvard University to move to other careers, Professor Doris Sommer, director of the Cultural Agents, began to analyze the causes of this abandonment.

<p>The Bramas realized a “Paper Picker Press Project” Workshop in Framingham</p>

The Bramas realized a “Paper Picker Press Project” Workshop in Framingham

Brazilian Newspaper, August 2007 – United States

 

The Paper Picker Press isn’t all about after-school! The Brazilian American Association (Bramas) organized an open workshop that lasted 5 days and was attended by almost 30 young people from 10 to 16 years.

Doris Sommer – World Frontiers Forum Berlin

Doris Sommer – EduCaixa

EduCaixa, 2020 –  Spain

 

We talked to Doris Sommer about the Pre-Texts method