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We aim at using this space to harvest relevant news in regard to the project and its members (remarkable steps, meetings, agreements, incorporations, new tools, achievements…). 
 
Every participant is invited to keep this space alive, with whatever is considered relevant. Any announcement will be received by the coordination board with their arms well opened.

Coordinación

    Díaz Nafría, José María: jdian@unileon.es
    Díez Gutiérrez, Enrique: enrique.diez@unileon.es
    Osorio Ortiz, Mauricio: perez-montoro@ub.edu
 

Recent updates

  • Presentation of glossariumBITri book edition and multimodal publishing system glossariumBITri enters a new developing phase thanks to the inter-institutional cooperation among BITrum and the Ecuadorian universities of Santa Elena, Politécnica Salesiana and Yachay Tech. Hereinafter glossariumBITri integrates three ...
    Publicado a las 29 ago. 2016 21:44 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • PRIMER 2016 Report We recap in this report the interdisciplinary approach discussed and agreed by the consortium in 2013 and the activity that has been carried out since, particularly in 2015 and is ...
    Publicado a las 30 mar. 2016 20:32 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • PRIMER agrees with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education the deployment of an Education Programme on "Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy" Signed among the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, the University of León (Spain) and  the European Network of Universities SGroup in May 2015, the cooperation agreement contemplates the deployment of a ...
    Publicado a las 22 feb. 2016 6:39 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • Webinars | December 1 - 2 | Learning as Connection and Ecologies of Learning, two African perspectives The visiting scholars, Royda KAMPAMBA, from the University of Copperbelt (Zambia) and Theresa OFOEGBU, from the University of Nigeria-Nsukka, present us -through two Webinars broadcasted by PRIMER in December ...
    Publicado a las 30 nov. 2015 3:44 por José María Díaz Nafría
  • PRIMER report 2014 We recap within this report the concept and strategy agreed by the consortium at the beginning of 2013 and the subsequent development of such planning until January 2014. A general ...
    Publicado a las 22 feb. 2016 7:01 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA
  • Webinar: In the Information Society, do we all count equally? Horizontality and Verticality and Information Networks  Next December 4t ath 11 am, a new webinar -belonging to the series "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity"- will be held through the ...
    Publicado a las 27 abr. 2014 9:09 por José María Díaz Nafría
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Presentation of glossariumBITri book edition and multimodal publishing system

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 29 ago. 2016 21:44 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA

glossariumBITri enters a new developing phase thanks to the inter-institutional cooperation among BITrum and the Ecuadorian universities of Santa Elena, Politécnica Salesiana and Yachay Tech. Hereinafter glossariumBITri integrates three components: interactive, journal and book edition.


After a long navigation, the second book edition is presented on Tuesday, August the 30th, at 18:00 (Ecuadorian time) in the auditorium of the Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena-UPSE (La Libertad university campus, Ecuador). The presentation also includes the endeavor, in which we are currently working to modernize the interactive system, as well as the scientific journal, now launched in virtue of the inter-institutional cooperation among BITrum, UPSE, Universidad Politécnica Salesiana and Yachay Tech.

The three components: gB-interactive, gB-journal and gB-book, are now entangled in a multimodal publishing system through which we expect to achieve the objectives of developing a fruitful and novel approach to investigating the thousand faces of information, as we started in 2008. Now we are standing on firm foundations and, since the object of study undoubtedly cross all the sciences, we hope that it will be a place where many of us meet in the arduous task of understanding the complexity of our surrounding world. To this end it is obvious we need many lights. Nevertheless, we count on the guiding thread of "information" as to weave endeavors. We hope you can join us!

PRIMER 2016 Report

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 22 feb. 2016 7:21 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA   [ actualizado el 30 mar. 2016 20:32 ]

We recap in this report the interdisciplinary approach discussed and agreed by the consortium 
in 2013 and the activity that has been carried out since, particularly in 2015 and is planned for 2016 and beyond. In 2015 this development has been marked by: (1) the programme suscribed with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education for the development of an education programme on Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy, as well as (2) the development of a plan to foster the capacity of scientific integration in Ecuador and Mexico through a consortium of Latin American and European organisations based on the IDS model advocated by PRIMER. The report offers a general overview is offered in section 1, summarizing the activities of one year period in which PRIMER was particularly active in section 2. The online resources, developed for the facilitation of hybrid participation, are briefly described in section 3. The impact analysis of the carried‐out activities in the example period is shown in section 4. A concise accounting of the contributions done within the cooperation network is presented in section 5. Finally the planning for the next phase, according to the previously agreed strategy,
is discussed in section 6.

Contents1) PRIMER initiative: concept and 2016 strategy; 2) Activities in a year example period; 3) Online resources and online participation; 4) Impact Analysis for one year example period; 5) Cooperation Network; 6) PRIMER Planning for 2016 and beyond.

PRIMER agrees with the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education the deployment of an Education Programme on "Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy"

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 22 feb. 2016 6:26 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA   [ actualizado el 22 feb. 2016 6:39 ]

Signed among the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education, the University of León (Spain) and  the European Network of Universities SGroup in May 2015, the cooperation agreement contemplates the deployment of a programme for the continuous education of 840 teachers of the national school system on Intercultural and Inclusive Pedagogy. The programme was proposed to the Ministry of Education in 2014 by PRIMER initiative, following the needs manifested by the Ministry of Education regarding the capacity of the Ecuadorian school system with respect to the educational objectives contained in the 2008 Constitution of the Ecuadorian Republic and the subsequent National Plan for Good Living. In both cases boosting the quality of education constitutes a major commitment of the Andean country. The education programme adapts PRIMER own methodological and epistemological approach, as described in the IDS approach, to the general objective of creating appropriate learning contexts committed with creativity, inclusion, democratic participation, esteeming of the cultural diversity, the responsibility before the building of multicultural societies in harmony with its natural and human environment, as well as the usage and development of informational resources as common goods.

The seven courses integrating the programme aims at developing the different essential aspects of an intercultural education to meet the opportunities and challenges XXI century: 

  • Intercultural and Inclusive Education: dealing with diversity (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Education for Peace and Equality (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Pedagogy and Didactics: methodology in the classroom (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • School Managment, Organisation and Pedagogic Leadership (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Incorporation of Technologies and Social Networks in the Learning Processes (330 h/23 ECTS); 
  • Psycopedagoy and ecolutionary Development in the Student (330 h/23 ECTS)
  • Conflict Management Worlshop: Social and Communication Skills in the Classroom (330 h/23 ECTS).

Visit the portal of the Education Programme on Inclusive and Intercultural Pedagogy.

Webinars | December 1 - 2 | Learning as Connection and Ecologies of Learning, two African perspectives

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 30 nov. 2015 3:39 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 30 nov. 2015 3:44 ]

The visiting scholars, 
Royda KAMPAMBA, from the University of Copperbelt (Zambia) and Theresa OFOEGBU, from the University of Nigeria-Nsukka, present us -through two Webinars broadcasted by PRIMER in December the 1st and the 2nd, two approaches in Education Science of great relevance for the methodological and research plans previewed for the PRIMER-Ecuador Education programme.

Royda will talk us, on Tuesday December 1st at 11am, about the Learning as Connection approach used for the education in social skills concerning environmental sustainability in science teacher education courses. She will show us the result of her investigation carried out in Zambia. Webpage of the Webinar

Theresa, on Wednesday 2nd at 11h, will offer us her experience concerning research and instructional design to talk about learning resources and ecologies and its implication in instructional design. Webinar webpage

Both webinar will be broadcasted from PRIMER video channel.

PRIMER report 2014

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 20 abr. 2014 9:48 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 22 feb. 2016 7:01 por JOSÉ MARÍA DÍAZ NAFRÍA ]

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We recap within this report the concept and strategy agreed by the consortium at the beginning of 2013 and the subsequent development of such planning until January 2014. A general overview is offered in section 1, while the summary of activities developed during this PRIMER first phase is offered in section 2. The online resources, developed for the facilitation of hybrid participation, are briefly described in section 3. The impact analysis of the carried-out activities is shown in section 4. A concise accounting of the contributions done within the cooperation network is presented in section 5. Finally the planning for the next phase, according to the previously agreed strategy, is discussed in section 6.

Contents1) PRIMER initiative: concept and 2013 strategy; 2) Activities in 2013-2014; 3) Online resources and online participation; 4) Impact Analysis; 5) Cooperation Network; 6) PRIMER Planning for 2014 and beyond.

Webinar: In the Information Society, do we all count equally?

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 3 dic. 2013 3:53 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 27 abr. 2014 9:09 ]

Horizontality and Verticality and Information Networks  

Next December 4t ath 11 am, a new webinar -belonging to the series "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity"- will be held through the video channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MyUniversityULE. Therein Marcelo León, Mauricio Ortiz and Eduardo González will analyse whether the network society is really horizontal, as often idealised, and how the horizontality might really be deployed based upon current practise, historical examples, and ongoing social movements. Thereby this webinar connect with the open question in the previous webinar held with Rainer Zimmermann regarding the underlying organisational structure of the social dynamic at the age of information.


Webinar "Social dynamics in the information society" (October 31st, 2013)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 4 nov. 2013 11:53 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 5 nov. 2013 3:04 ]

Within the framework of the international Workshop on "Social Networks: from communicating to solidary networks", Rainer Zimmermann develops his own insights concerning the "social dynamics in the information society" in a webinar, broadcasted on October 31st (10:30 am) through the Youtube channel of MyUniversity-ULE, herewith accessible.

Rainer Zimmermann -met in Munich with J.M. Díaz Nafría- discusses about the groundings of social praxis in the theory of systems, advancing the topics that will be further elaborated in León during the last week of January 2014. Within a few weeks a webinar held by Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic from the University of Mälardalen, Sweden, will further develop the topic of social dynamics in the information society dealing with computational aspects.

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Rainer E. Zimmermann is p
rofessor of natural philosophy at the Faculty of General and Interdisciplinary studies (FK 13) at the Munich University of Applied Sciences. He 
received his PhD in Mathematics in 1977 from Frei Universität Berlin; 
PhD in Philosophy in 1988 from TU Berlin. Since 1995, h
is interdisciplinary profile and expertise in the area of interest can be clearly observed in the varied positions he has held throughout his academic 
career: 
In 1998, Habilitation in Natural Philosophy (University of Kassel) – since then member (Privatdozent) of the department there; 
1999/2000 Visiting Scholar at the History and Philosophy of Science Department and Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall, both at Cambridge (UK) – since then Life Member of Clare Hall; 
2001 Research Visitor to the University of Bologna, Cooperative Research Project there under the title "Reconstruction of the Historical City Centre"; 
2003 Senior Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Advanced Studies, Villa Gandolfi Pallavicini, University of Bologna; 
2006 International Visiting Professor at the Information and Communication Technologies and Society program, University of Salzburg; 
2010/2011 Visiting Professor, Centre for Metropolitan Studies, TU Berlin.



An special issue of the journal SYSTEMS will compile the works elaborated within PRIMER framework in 2013

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 11 oct. 2013 7:57 por José María Díaz Nafría   [ actualizado el 11 oct. 2013 8:03 ]

Under the epigraphy "Facing complexity: networks, systems and the information society", the journal SYSTEMS will publish the works presented in the PRIMER gatherings of May and September 2013 ("Open Systems Thinking" and "Social Networks" respectively), in which PRIMER preliminary deploys its strategy of promotion of interdisciplinary methodologies in the crossroads of education and research.
The monograph will thus collect works (in Spanish and English) embracing aspects the social structure, education, political economy, arts, the management of collective action and the social networks using an open systematic approach facing the complexity which is challenging each of these realms. These works correspond to those presented by the invited lectures as well as those proposed by participants.
For the development of PROPOSAL one must:
  1. Send an abstract to the director of the courses;
  2. If the proposal is accepted, in a second phase, the author must use the template attached to this page, and follow the guidelines described in the portal of the journal: Submission Guidelines
  3. Submit the full paper to the director of the course in order to initiate the peer-review process.
The proposal and the elaboration of the works following this process leads to the open-badge certification as "speaker".

The publication of the monograph in SYSTEMS is courtesy of the Bertalanffy Center of the Study of System Science (BCSSS).

Sound-painting Workshop

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 11 sept. 2013 6:36 por Mauricio Ortiz Osorio   [ actualizado el 11 sept. 2013 8:37 por José María Díaz Nafría ]

The International Workshop "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity" integrates a Soundpainting workshop for the development of a musical and lyrical performance in "Albeitar" theater

The Soundpainting workshop will take place in the framework of the international summer course "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity" to be held in Sierra Pambley Foundation as an initiative of the University of León, with the collaboration of various European universities .

As a parallel activity, integrated with the summer course "Social Networks: from communication to solidarity", which will take place from 13 to 15 September, a soundpainting workshop will be held in which participants create in real time a  performance about solidarity with music and lyric. The sign language –originally created by the New Yorker musician Walter Thompson– will be learned while progressively proceeding in the development of the final performance. An open discussion, based upon the performance, will be held at the end with the rest of participants.

  • The workshop will be held on September the 13th and 14th in Teatro el Albeitar, under the direction of Beatriz Franco (born in León, currently livening in Paris). Begin: Friday 13th, 17h.
  • Musician of Juventudes Musicales-León will partake in both the development and the staging of the performance.
  • Whoever is interested in can make lyrical and dramatic proposals to be included in the performance.
  • The workshop will finish with the public staging of the performance deployed during the workshop on Saturday 14, at 20h, in Teatro el Albeitar  Then a public discussion will be opened with the rest of the participants to the summer course.
  • To participate: (i) the inscription in the summer course is required (inscription page), (ii) the intention to partake has to be communicated per email to the direction of the summer course.

Soundpainting performance directed by Beatriz Franco: Mauvaises Langues

Workshop on Open Systems Thinking

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 4 ago. 2013 11:43 por José María Díaz Nafría

At the crossroads of a complex world

May 15-17, 2013 :: Sierra Pambley :: León :: Spain 

The foreseen activities for the meeting include –besides the scientific gathering– an open course for the public (in Sierra Pambley) and a training activity for academics (in the Language Center of León University). Both can be followed through the virtual rooms of UNED. It constitutes a first milestone in the development of an international academic programme coordinated by University of León for the promotion of interdisciplinary studies; a project emerged from domusBITae initiative, which in turn was initiated by BITrum in 2010 (s. PRIMER initiative). The activity is a result of the collaboration among several European universities (Vienna University of Technology, Munich University of Applied Sciences, UNED, Mälardalen University –Sweden-, University of the Aegean –Greece) and other scientific institutions (BITrum, Bertalanffy Center for the Study of System Science, Cybersociety Observatory and MyUniversity project).


INTRODUCTION & OBJECTIVES

Interdisciplinarity in education and science represents a fundamental path for facing global challenges, as recognised by several international education and scientific policies –substantiated in important funding policies. This approach is rooted in the fact that the complexity of the problems concerning our modus vivendi –regarding its biospheric, geo-politic, intercultural and socio-economic dimensions– grows in higher degree than the capacity to cope with problems by science articulated through the traditional schema of subdivided specialities. Hence, the possibility to master the complexity of our problems will rely on the capacity to jump over the barriers between specialities and to success in the effective collaboration among them. Nevertheless, despite efforts is repeatedly observed the insufficient advance in the cooperation between scientific disciplines.
There is however science and technical methods, widely and successfully used for decades (for instance, cybernetics), used to jump over the borders of traditional disciplines in order to understand and steer systems of high complexity, as ecosystems, robots, socio-economic dynamics… In this workshop, a general outlook on methodologies for the combination of scientific and technical domains will be shown, aiming to range the challenges of the scientific organisation and the possibilities of a systematic and open approach to interdisciplinarity. It belongs to a coordinated effort among several European scientific and higher education institutions for the PRomotion of Interdisciplinary Methodologies in Education and Research (PRIMER) which integrates systems science, open innovation and design science. Through this “open system thinking” several scientific and educational projects are tackled dealing with different theoretical and practical complex problems. By hosting the event at the Sierra Pambley Foundation, who has been involved for 125 years in a movement devoted to the integral education through the articulation of culture and sciences, the venue in itself offers a living example of systematic facing complexity.

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