The EDUCAR network has a commitment of formation with the teachers of the Augustinian Recollect Family and with all those who wish to approach Augustinian pedagogy.
EDUCAR offers face-to-face formation through specialists in Pedagogy, Philosophy, Theology and Augustinology, and online formation thanks to the collaboration of the Uniagustiniana of Bogotá (Colombia).
Teacher Training Project
The formation program for Augustinian Recollect teachers is based on decision D.12. of the Project of Life and Mission of the Order, which asks "to develop and implement a program of immersion in Augustinian pedagogy for religious, teachers and other collaborators with less than ten years of stay in educational centers.
This formative initiative is also part of two of the fundamental objectives of the international Augustinian Recollect educational network EDUCAR:
• To foster the relationship and collaboration among the educational centers of the Augustinian Recollect family.
• To spread the principles of Augustinian pedagogy in the schools of the Augustinian Recollect family and to collaborate with the schools in the formation of teachers.
Incarnate training project
Taking into account the particularities of our different educational presences in the Order, the proposal of the Secretariat of Educational Apostolate in coordination with the EDUCAR network is divided into three offers of formation:
ONLINE TRAINING PROGRAM
LOCAL TRAINING PROGRAM
TRAINING PROGRAM PRESENCE WITH EXPERTS
Online course of introduction to Augustinian Pedagogy
This course offered in Spanish and English is tutored with 80% of online work (readings, videos, questionnaires, reflections) and 20% of face-to-face work (sharing and development of activities). The course is endorsed by the UNIAGUSTINIANA of Bogotá and, at the end of the course, an official certificate will be issued. The contents are divided into 7 blocks with an intermediate evaluation and a final paper:
Block I. Saint Augustine and the Augustinian Family
Block II. Fundamentals of Augustinian pedagogy
Block III. The student: protagonist of the educational act
Block IV. The Augustinian educator
Block V. Augustinian Values
Block VI. Shared mission
Block VII. The institutional educational project OAR
Final work: elaboration of a didactic unit taking into account the contents seen during the course.
Online training project
The aim of this program is to make it as easy as possible for everyone to have access to a common and initial formation in Augustinian pedagogy. The courses offered in this modality are the following:
• Introduction to Augustinian pedagogy
• Applied Augustinian Pedagogy
Online course of Applied Augustinian Pedagogy
This is an online tutorial course that aims to introduce teachers to specific techniques derived from the fundamentals of Augustinian pedagogy. The course is endorsed by the UNIAGUSTINIANA of Bogota and, at the end, an official certificate will be delivered. It consists of 5 thematic blocks, with an intermediate evaluation and a final paper..
Block I. Applied Augustinian pedagogy. Analysis and guided reading of the works De Magistro, De doctrina christiana and De Doctrina Christiana.
Block II. Curiosity
Block III. The game
Block IV. The Story and the Story
Block V. The dialog
Final work: elaboration of a systematized integration project of Augustinian pedagogy techniques applied in the center's educational project.
Local training program
The objective of the local formation program is to offer educational centers a thematic orientation so that, in a period of 5 years, they can provide their newly incorporated teachers, or others they consider appropriate, with a complete formation at 4 levels: human, professional, Christian and Augustinian. We consider that these levels must be present in every formative proposal. Each year of this program will suppose an advance in the concrete formation of these levels. The local formation program will offer guidelines and materials for the development of this formation, but it will be the educational centers themselves who will have to select the appropriate people and the methodologies to impart it.
The thematic proposal and temporalization is distributed over 5 years, in each one of which it is intended to advance in each of the formative levels foreseen: human, professional, Christian and Augustinian.
How can I request training or more information about a course?
The EDUCAR network offers online courses through the UNIAGUSTINIANA virtual education platform. For face-to-face education it is necessary to consult dates and people available in each area. For more information on training, the management teams of the educational centres can contact EDUCAR at its headquarters in Rome:
General Curia of the Augustinian Recollects
Viale dell'Astronomia, 27
00144 Roma (Italia)
Tel: (+39) 06 592 65 34
Fax: (+39) 06 592 08 87