The Covid-19 crisis has raised the need for new educational methodologies that fulfill three objectives: do not require student’s physical presence at school, save the digital gap and allow to manage student’s emotional and socialization needs generated by a lockdown.
The Labyrinth of Asterion will be presented as a tool that meets the three goals, as it is intended for adolescents for whom typical instruction is not effective, such as hospitalized adolescents or adolescents living in Residential Centers for Educational Action (RCEAs). It is based on gamification, narrative bioethics and the humanization of minors’ care, and includes content on the main core subjects (languages and math), as well as history, arts, literature, cinema, philosophy, bioethics and more.
This tool can be used within the faculties of Education as an example of how professionals of formal, non-formal and informal education (teachers from primary to high school, social educators, leisure time educators and specialists in hospital pedagogy) can teach human rights and values education, and promote adolescent’s personal autonomy, the culture of mutual care and the need to define a life project.
The Labyrinth of Asterion has been validated by the Youth Scientific Council of the Barcelona’s Saint John of God Pediatric Hospital and it is currently introduced to students within the Degree of Education and the Postgraduate Degree of Hospital Pedagogy, both from the University of Barcelona. It is already being used in a special education school with a group of adolescents with behavior disorders and it is intended to be used both in a RCEA for unaccompanied migrant minors, and in the Barcelona’s Saint John of God Pediatric Hospital with a group of chronic patients and a group of siblings of severely ill patients.
The main challenge for the future is to digitalize this tool, The Labyrinth of Asterion, for which the Nodos del Conocimiento 2020 Conference appears promising for establishing synergies with other researchers that may be interested to collaborate in this enterprise.
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