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Enhancing reflective learning and school collaboration in rural Mexico

Published: 30 January 2018
Rural school

Dr Marta Cristina Azaola coordinated a four-day workshop in January 2018 entitled Enhancing reflective learning and school collaboration in rural Mexico which was funded by the British Council in Universidad Iberoamericana campus Mexico City and a rural school in the State of Hidalgo. Three British scholars, Dr Paul Armstrong from the University of Manchester, Dr Cath Gristy from Plymouth University, and Dr Helen Coker from the University of the Highlands and Islands, presented their work on school collaboration and dialogic learning.


The final day

The workshop aimed to share best practices on reflective learning and school collaboration currently taking place in rural schools in Mexico and schools in the UK; identify key challenges that hamper reflective learning and school collaboration; recommend improvements for policy and practice and design strategies for universities and teacher colleges in Mexico to become a platform of development of reflective learning and school collaboration. The rural school acted as a hub of directors of multigrade schools across the state of Hidalgo. The workshop was very well received by all attendants including academics, rural educators, NGOs’ representatives, students and different governmental authorities.

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