The result of this research is based on two educational experiences in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle:
  • WORKSHOP I – Indigenous Community SHUIN MAMUS.

Achuar children were taught Arts Education and university students of the Degree in Bilingual Intercultural Education, computer literacy in SHUIN MAMUS indigenous community (videos).

  • WORKSHOP II – Indigenous school AMAUTA ÑANPI.

Students in 5th grade of the Bachelor of Intercultural Bilingual Education Unit AMAUTA ÑANPI, in Puyo, were taught to use the blog as a tool of Web 2.0 with their artistic drawings (Blog AmautaPuyo).

The research reflects on the need for a global education, and how by combining the two indicators of Educational Goals for 2021, set by the Organization of Iberoamerican States (OEI), to increase the number of hours in Arts Education and to promote the use of New Technologies in education, and one of the Millennium Development Goals, education can be improved in countries where there is a strong digital divide.
Click to read the Doctoral Dissertation_Abstract

Bio | Melania A.

My education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communication and holds a PhD in Fine Arts at the Complutense University of Madrid, with a research topic on Development Education through Arts Education and New Technologies in Latin America.

I obtained a scholarship from the Carolina Foundation in 2011 and in collaboration with FLACSO – Ecuador, I undertook the fieldwork for my doctoral research in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, with young indigenous Achuar, Kichwa and Shuar people.

  • Speeches:

«Using art as a vehicle for learning new technologies. Blog AmautaPuyo»
Iberoamerican Congress of Languages in Education and Culture.
4th Leer.es Congress, September 2012.

«Using the Blog in an educational workshop in Bolivia. Blog Ojo De Reportero»
II International Conference on Imagen, Culture and Technology: media applications and networks.
Carlos III University of Madrid, October 2010.

  • Articles:

«Using the Blog in an educational workshop in Bolivia: Ojo de Reportero»
Article for the research project and book: «Invisible Learning. Toward a new ecology of education. Cobo, Cristóbal & Moravec, John. Col·lecció Transmedia XXI, 2010.

  • Doctoral Research Paper, 2010:

«Dynamic area of creativity: Using the Blog in ‘Luz De Esperanza’ project»
Department of Fine Arts, Complutense University of Madrid, 2010.

Back to Reinbou Planet