Education for Sharing (E4S)

About the Project

This project is one of the 2020 WISE Awards winners. 

The Call for Applications for the 2021 WISE Awards is now open.
Apply by December 20, 2020.

Education for Sharing’s (E4S) mission is to form better citizens from childhood through innovative education programs based on the power of play and physical activity. Our vision for Education for Sharing is to become an integral part of school communities globally. 

Context and Issue

E4S works in versatile contexts, where the following issues are a common threat:

  1. Educational systems that don’t respond to current social challenges (violence, discrimination, apathy, and corruption)
  2. Educators that lack of teaching tools to make learning a channel that responds to the needs and characteristics of their students. The traditional educational curriculum is focused in delivering information, just the basic theory.
  3. School contexts that doesn’t consider an approach based on sustainability (lack of knowledge about the greatest global challenges to share a sense of co-responsibility)

Solution and Impact

E4S model is based on the power of play, as an effective mechanism of dialogue between teachers and students. E4S connects current challenges with the syllabus of schools using Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a reference. It uses a play-reflect-act framework that encourages educators to teach dynamically and to promote children’s participation. The overall teachers’ experience includes informative sessions, training given by local facilitators of E4S operative team and Implementation of play sessions with the students. Teachers have the ability to make any adjustment of the model according to their context; they delimit the activities that will potentiate the skills of their students. Teachers consider that E4S provided them with the skills and tools to plan and structure their classes. After one and a half year of E4S intervention, teachers noticed that the reflective capacity of girls and boys had improved. 90% of teachers believe that E4S changed the way students learn science. 

Future development

  • Strengthening teachers’ training.
  • Developing a program that will include technological resources (downloadable audiovisual capsules) to reach Europe and Africa.

E4S team is working on a specialized training for early childhood educators. Its objective will be oriented to promote socioemotional and cognitive development for children between 3 to 6 years.

October 13, 2020 (last update 12-25-2020)