César Bona will lead a workshop, in Spanish “Escuchar para Educar” (listen to teach) on the challenges facing teachers today
As part of the Adeje Summer University, César Bona, often called `the best teacher in Spain’ will give a talk on Thursday July 26th where he will discuss the challenges facing educators in today’s world. Bona was one of 50 finalists, out of 5,000 entrants in 127 countries, for the prestigious Global Teacher Prize in 2015.
“Rather than limiting the data in our head, we have to change the vision of education, give more importance to opening doors that invite children to express what they have inside. When we begin to listen and evaluate what everyone has to say and to bring, that’s when we begin to understand and when they begin to better understand”, says Bona, who is a qualified teacher as well as holding degrees in English and in teaching in a foreign language. His talk, in Spanish, is scheduled for 6pm.
Other parallel activities taking place as part of the Adeje Summer University include an art exhibition, “Inspiración África” and a number of local and regional radio stations have also been broadcasting live from the campus (in the Adeje Cultural Centre) throughout the week. Six books have been launched; there have been live concerts in the Calle Grande too, with music from
“El método Stanislavski”, “Fran Baraja & Parranda Blues Band”, “Quimbao la Nuit”, “El Cardón” and “Together”.
The full programme of parallel cultural activities is available online, www.adeje.es/uva