1. 15th anniversary dia logos Thinking EducationDr. Peter M. SengeDirectorCenter for Organizational LearningDear Mr. Senge:I am pleased to address you with this special invitation,The dia program celebrates its 15 year anniversary. In this context weare organizing a 2-day event to think about education together, on March2nd and 3rd of 2011.We are witnesses to historic social transformations. We live in a world verydifferent from the one in which we grew up. Technology has come to transformour reality, cultures and society. Continuing industrial expansion worldwide iscreating unsustainable social and ecological imbalances. Cultures tradition-ally separated by gulfs of history and distance must now co-exist in an ever-shrinking world. This is the ‘alien” world our children will live in and shape.The dia program, Development of Intelligence through Art, emerged from theinspiration to foster quality and innovation in education in our country, the com-mitment to bring art to schools, and the desire to help develop individual andcollective intelligence, self-knowledge and creativity in students and educa-tors, so they can contribute to the development and well-being of their com-munities.With time, a simple idea - to bring art to the class room and to generate agroup discussion around it - grew with the enthusiasm of teachers and stu-dents. Talking about what we see and feel, listening to others and constructingideas together allowed us to discover the potential that exists in education asdialogue and group construction.
2. Today, 15 years later, we see with excitement the impact that this thought andexpression space has had in the classroom and other educational settings. Aspace for listening and reflection, where education becomes truly about hu-man growth, for students and teachers alike.In this historic moment, full of contradictions and enormous social and ecologi-cal challenges, educators, teachers, parents and grandparents face unprec-edented demands.That makes us wonder and reflect:What does it mean, in this context to educate for human development?How can we stir the development of sensitivity, creativity and intelligenceto build knowledge and to contribute to a harmonious and optimistic fu-ture?It is from this perspective that we educators need to bring to the classroomand to life an education that fosters physical, mental, emotional, and socialwell-being, and that holds personal development as the foundation for socialtransformation.The objective of this encounter, “Thinking education” Dialogues, is to incite acollective dialogue between experts, educative authorities, principals, teach-ers, parents and students, so that together we find answers to these questionsand concerns.It is an honor to invite you to participate in the conference The relevance ofcognitive and social skills as the basis for collective well-being: from theclassroom, to school, to the larger community, and to contribute with thisgroup to the transformation of education in Mexico.Attentively,Mtra. Claudia MadrazoCreator of dia programDirector of La Vaca Independiente 15th anniversary
3. La Vaca Independiente and SEP Are honor to invite you to dia logos Thinking Education San Ildefonso Museum March 2nd. and 3th. 2011IntentionTo nurture and create a learning community among all our teacher trainersand educators, and to foster commitment to this relevant work.ObjectiveTo promote a collective dialogue between experts, educative authorities,teacher trainers, principals, teachers, parents and students, in order tobroaden our perspectives, comprehension and knowledge of our roles andfunctions in education, with the challenges and opportunities that are pres-ent today in national and global contexts.To reflect on relevant questions such as: What does it mean to educate forhuman development? How can we stir the development of sensitivity,creativity and intelligence to build knowledge and to contribute to aharmonious and optimistic future? What roll do pedagogical media-tion and art play on the development process? Also to explore how thedia program contributes to these educational processes. 15th anniversary
4. Event Structure and DesignThe event is designed as a space for dialogue to generate collective re-flection and ideas.Experts will provide generative ideas and questions that will serve as in-spiration and foundation for discussion and reflection.The knowledge and experience that each participant brings, includingthose that have had experience with the dia program through these years,will be fundamental to enrich conversation, construct collectively and iden-tify learning needs.A facilitation process will be designed to organize the tables and to cap-ture the wealth that will come up during the different dialogues.Contents• The importance of education in the country´s development and social well-being.• The relevance of human development on today’s education.• The importance of affective and social skills in today’s education.• Art in my life• Art as a tool for intelligence development inside the classroom.• Pedagogical Mediation• The relevance of cognitive and social skills as the basis for collective well being: from the classroom, to school, to the larger community.Participants• 400 Teacher Trainers.• 100 group composed by: Educative authorities, principals, teachers, par- ents, children, business and community leaders.• Experts and mediators 15º aniversario
5. ProgramMarch 2Schedule Contents Participants9:00 to 10:00 Inauguration. dia student The transformation of education on a national and global Joel Cohen context. Alonso Lujambio, Minister of Education10:00 to 11:00 The importance of education in the country´s development Dialogue: and social well-being. Federico Reyes Heroles Gilberto Guevara Niebla Silvia Schmelkes11:00 to 12:00 1st. Dialogue. Facilitator: Conversation tables Elena Díez Pinto12:00 to 13:00 The relevance of human development on today’s education. Humberto Maturana Ximena Dávila13:00 to 14:00 2nd. Dialogue Facilitator: Conversation tables Elena Díez Pinto14:00 to 15:30 Lunch15:30 to 16:30 The importance of affective and social skills in today’s edu- Kimberly Schonert-Reichl cation. Janet Patti16:30 to 17:30 Exchange experiences dia teachers, trainers and educatorsMarch 3Schedule Contents Participants9:00 to 9:30 Art in my life James Turrell9:30 to 10:30 Art as a tool for intelligence development inside the class- David Perkins room. (To be confirmed)10:30 to 11:30 3rd. Dialogue. Facilitator: Conversation tables Elena Díéz Pinto11:30 to 13:00 Pedagogical mediation David Sasson Claudia Madrazo13:00 to 14:00 4th. Dialogue. Conversation tables Facilitators14:00 to 15:30 Lunch15:30 to 16:30 The relevance of cognitive and social skills as the basis for Peter Senge collective well-being: from the classroom, to school, to the larger community.16:30 to 17:30 5th. Dialogue. Conversation tables Facilitators 15th anniversary