Adeje Summer University – courses and workshops


Below is a short summary of the courses and workshops that are running during the Adeje Summer University next week – all courses are in Spanish. Courses run over three days, mornings from 9am – 2pm, (unless otherwise stated) with a one hour break. The workshops are single day classes from 4pm – 8pm. Registration details: http://www.adeje.es/uva

I have left the titles in Spanish with a brief course summary in English.

COURSES
July 23 – 25, 9am – 2pm, Adeje Cultural Centre

Curso práctico de lengua de signos aplicada a la sordera y sordoceguera
The course is for anyone interested in learning basic Spanish sign language, allowing individuals to converse with deaf persons.

Globalización y empresas en red: organización empresarial y nuevas formas de trabajo
For the general public, and professionals in the sector

Periodismo deportivo: narrativas de innovación y emprendimiento
For those already working in the field and students of sports journalism. Members of the public interested in sports will also find this of interest, as will interested athletes or those working in sporting institutions.

La música desde la Biofísica y la Neuropsicofisiología: cerebro, pedagogía y contexto socio-cultural
For students/professionals/those interested in the history of art/psychology/music/biology or health sciences, looking at the most recent investigations into the relationship between music and the brain and music therapies, and the influence of music on different human emotions and social behaviour.

Curso básico para trabajar con un software de gestión hotelera: Aplicación práctica sobre Noray Htl
PLACES FULLY BOOKED: The course will look at using and integration of the Noray hotel management software.

III Congreso Internacional del Periodismo Histórico Canario: Historia y comunicación social en la Macaronesia
10am – 8pm
Congress on social communication in Macaronesia (Canaries, Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde).

July 25th – 27th, 9am – 2pm, Adeje Cultural Centre

Nutrición del/a deportista
For athletes, indivual and team, as well as trainers and coaches, technical sports personnel, monitors, etc.

Cambio climático y sumideros de carbono. Construyendo bosques productivos
For the general public

El deporte desde otra perspectiva
Looking at the world of sport from a different point of view, with personal experiences from those leading the course.

Medicina subacuática e hiperbárica
A theory/practical course on hyperbaric and subaquatic medicine with students learning about the physical principals of diving, related accidents, initial and hospital treatments, and diving-related illnesses.

WORKSHOPS
Adeje Cultural Centre, 4pm – 8pm

July 23rd
Taller práctico de Lengua de signos aplicada a la sordera y sordosordera
Practical workshop in Spanish sign language – basic concepts

“I win You win” en la escuela: aprendiendo cooperativamente
For the general public, learning to work in teams, different models of co-operative methods, conflict resolution.

Periodismo móvil
For students of journalism, working journalists and those interested in the use of mobile technology for story-telling.

July 24th
Creatividad literaria. Fuentes, métodos y técnicas
For writers, readers, professionals, artists and those working in education, libraries, socio-cultural therapists, etc.


July 25th
Innovación comunicativa y cambio social
For university students at all grades interested in spcial work, journalists, etc.

Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de la Agenda 2030
The workshop looks at the sustainable development objectives of the UN 2030 Agenda, generating ideas and proposals to improve environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Taller de creatividad: autoestima, motivación y zona de confort
Open to all members of the public interested in personal or professional growth. Open to those currently seeking work, workers, professionals, etc.

July 26th
Oratoria, argumentación y debate para la vida cotidiana
For those interested in the art of discussion and debate

Vinos de Canarias: conocerlos y apreciarlos (I)
Workshop in Canarian wines with tastings. Of interest to the public and visitors who would like to know more about local products.

Equidad y paz de géneros, desde una mirada sistémica
Examining beliefs and gender stereotypes. Using new tools to re-examine old gender themes

Taller de creatividad: fijaciones funcionales y pensamiento lateral
Open to all members of the public interested in personal or professional growth. Open to those currently seeking work, workers, professionals, etc.

July 27th
Vinos de Canarias: Conocerlos y apreciarlos (II)
Workshop in Canarian wines with tastings. Of interest to the public and visitors who would like to know more about local products.

 

Adeje updates its training offer

Many of the courses are held in the CDTCA

 

A number of Adeje council departments have been working to update the training programmes on offer to residents to better equip them in learning and access to the labour market.

The full range of courses on offer can be seen on the council’s webpage, www.adeje.es. Courses and workshops range from pastry making to digital imaging, sports, IT, volcanic research, legislation, drones, etc.

The majority of the courses are free and some offer professional certification. To take part or register visit the Adeje Cultural Centre, the Costa Adeje Tourism Development Centre (CDTCA) or the Adeje Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia (safety and social harmony) to find out more and sign up.

As well as the training courses, throughout the year the council offers interesting talks and meetings on a huge range of topics.

 

 

 

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Adeje Summer University, July 17th – 21st

The courses and workshops are open to all and registration is ongoing

This year the Adeje Summer University celebrates 25 years since it first opened its doors to students in South Tenerife. The course offer, drawn up by the University of La Laguna and the Adeje council, always has a healthy inclusion of tourism-related topics, given that the industry is the economic motor for these islands, and this year the inaugural address will be made, on Friday July 15th, by Carlos Vogeler, executive director for member relations of the World Tourism Organisation. The inauguration will be held in the Adeje Convento at midday.

The Summer University offers a range or courses, many of which can help a student accumulate university credits, but they are also designed with the general public in mind. The university opens with a course in recognising autism and resources for teachers and families. Focussing on tourism, you could attend lectures on the ‘sharing economy – the end of tourism as we know it?’, on communication and democracy in the digital age, on managing the change in tourism governance, finance and digital transformation (in English), or on sports management. Of more specific interest, there is a course on new developments in surgery, another on art, culture and law, and on vigilance and control of employment benefits.

The range of workshops also sees sessions on tourism related topics, on learning for highly intelligent/gifted students, on how to be assertive in public, on Canarian wines and another on how to evolve your talent as a communicator/journalist. Unless otherwise stated, courses and workshops are in Spanish. The full programme of courses and workshops is online, www.adeje.es/uva

The courses are all held during the mornings, from 9am – 2pm, and the workshops are scheduled for the afternoons, from 4pm – 8pm. The courses cost €25 and workshops just €10. To register to take part in one or more of these classes you can so online, www.uvadeje.es, at the University of La Laguna (922 3196169) or in the Adeje Cultural Centre (922 756246)

Learning to say No!

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Schools taking part in anti-bullying and anti-gender violence workshops

Students and teachers in Adeje’s public secondary schools are taking part in a series of workshops dealing both with bullying and gender violence. The initiative, which has been run over a number of years by the Adeje Council, complements the different activities that are organised internally by the centres.

“Within the academic course we have already completed the first two training units which were workshops in the prevention of school bullying (held in October) and at the moment we are expanding the workshops on the prevention of gender violence, to coincide with the celebration of International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women which is on November 25th”, explained the councillor for the politics of equality, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro.

The training programmes for both students and staff are run by expert Patricia G. Ojeda. The programme includes, as in previous years, a short story competition for the best composition on gender violence and an art competition on good practises. The councillor says that the programme on November 25th will include “a video forum in the Adeje Cultural Centre in the morning, followed by a reading of a public manifesto against gender violence and a minute’s silence in the Plaza de España. That afternoon we will present prizes for both of the competitions to the young winners”.

The Council has also donated relevant material to the young people on the prevention of gender violence “so that they can continue the work of the workshops in the classroom”, says Rodríguez del Toro.

In 2017 workshops on choosing careers without gender discrimination will be included in the agenda.

These and complementary activities are designed to improve the lives of those inside and outside the school arena and are designed to answer the needs of the school directors paying special attention to the increasing awareness and sensitivity to situations of discrimination and inequality among our young people.

Over 2,000 people have used Adeje health programmes

“…the programmes with the highest approval ratings have been those dealing with drug addiction prevention and treatment.”

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According to the numbers released by the Adeje department of health, under the guidance of councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo, over two thousand individuals have taken advantage of programmes, activities, workshops and courses being run by the department on health and quality of life.

The programmes with the highest approval ratings have been those dealing with drug addiction prevention and treatment run in the borough’s secondary schools, IES El Galeón and IES Adeje with almost 700 people taking part, including students, teachers and family members. The main objective is the prevention of drug use and promotion in schools and home, leading to an overall drop in the number of users.

Another programme in this area is the NOVA SUR project, directed at families with young adults of 14-22 years of age, which has helped 12 families with therapeutic intervention.

The department also hosted 35 workshops on sex education, avoiding unwanted pregnancies, safe sex practises, etc. Nearly 900 people took part from secondary schools and participants also looked at the issue of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and discrimination issues. The information service regarding sexually transmitted diseases, which also offers a fast confidential testing service, dealt with 68 people so far this year.

The Pink Room/Sala Rosa, in the School of Security and Coexistence, a space for cancer patients and survivors and their families, continues to host talks and workshops with up to 70 people taking part in events so far. The department also offers professional care for those suffering eating disorders in collaboration with the ALABENTE association.
Other workshops that took place in the first six months of the year included themes of self esteem, personal growth, healthy lifestyle habits, and individual development. The department of health also is a partner in the Cabildo programme attending to those with dementias, including Alzheimer sufferers.

Good habits for better health

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The Adeje department of health has been organising a series of workshops and talks to reinforce how better habits mean improved health.

The Adeje department of health has organised a series of talks and workshops with the focus on the need for improving our lifestyle habits if we want to improve our health. This applies at individual and community level.

The events are free to attend and no prior registration is needed, and are taking place from now until May 12th, celebrating World Health Day which is on April 12th. “It is important from the council’s point of view that we do all we can in the field of prevention, and information is a basic tool in this. We are doing all we can to make sure that our residents are healthy and good lifestyle habits are key to minimising risks, or in the case of an underlying health problem, coping in a better way”, says the councillor with responsibility, Amada Trujillo Bencomo.

Activities
There will be workshops on food, and healthy exercise, for children in 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes in primary schools . These will be taking place in the borough’s public schools and the council hope the participants will realise the importance of eating properly and how taking exercise can help them avoid child obesity.

For secondary school students there will be sex education and drug prevention workshops .

For the general public the council have organised talks on so-called miracle diets, the benefits of physiotherapy after breast cancer, strengthening self-esteem, dealing with stress, eating disorders, etc. In parallel and in conjunction with the Santa Cruz Celiac Association the council have also set up workshops and events for those who are celiac. Finally the council are also intent upon establishing a Diabetic centre in the borough which will, with the Tenerife Diabetes Association, offer assessment and help for parents with diabetic children.

Information about courses and workshops is available online, www.adeje.es

Tackling bullies

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Unfortunately bullying is still very much a reality in schools today, and the Adeje council run a series of programmes to address, tackle and prevent this scourge of the classroom.

Run by the department of equality, the programme is designed for students in the first year of secondary school, their parents, their teachers and the public in general. Certainly when children move from primary into the somewhat more relaxed atmosphere of secondary school it is a time where new behaviours can emerge or existing ones can flourish, so tackling the issue in first year of this new era of the student’s education makes sense.

The course this year will be held in the second week of February with a series of activities designed to increase awareness and improve co-existence in the school setting, promoting non-violent values, dialogue, empathy, solidarity and respect. Respect is paramount in this setting particularly given our multi-cultural community in Adeje, and the course promotes respect for different cultures, body shapes, character, colour, sexuality and creed.

The department has classified bullying as personalised violence that is intentional, repeated and oriented to generate a relationship based on abuse and inequality between the abuser or bullier and the victim. The bully will use intimidation, isolation, threats and insults within the school setting. This resulting situation can cause huge harm to those who suffer.

It is, say the council, up to administrations implicated in the education system to guarantee that students in schools receive all the information needed to combat bullying. This will include how to recognise indicators, risk situations in schools, identifying the different roles children can be pushed into in the classroom, such as passive observer, victims, etc. Confronting the bully, interventions and the knock-on effects for the victim and other pupils will also be examined as well as the legal ramifications.
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