5 January 2017
Transformation in the classrooms: Reflection on new economic models for development. Cooperative, social and solidary economy

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The execution of the project Transformation in the classrooms: Reflection on the new economic models for development has been developed in the Mare Alfonsa Cavin High School, within the framework of the Barcelona City council program Cooperative, social and solidary Economy, during the first quarter of the School year 2016/2017.
Youth who are at the 4th year of ESO have worked the SSE throughout different subjects and with different materials as alternative economic models to the capitalist market economy.

The aim of the project was to awaken the critical spirit of the youth in order to generate a debate on alternative economic models that are increasingly expanding, and proposing viable alternatives to the current model of capitalist economy.

The project was framed in the subject of Tutoría.

The project has been coordinated by Avalon who has worked together with the teacher of the course, with the students of 4th grade of ESO, and with the collaboration of the Non-profit organizations XES, FETS and CAF, and with the support of the Barcelona City Council.

The implementation of the project has consisted on working on different core ideas in the cooperative, social and solidary economy, in order to shake consciences, contribute to the development of the students’s critical spirit, and promote active citizenship.

The different sessions have been organized in such a way that students must work in groups. This way, we aim to promote a more collaborative work and mutual help among students, which has been very interesting and beneficial for all, as the students have stated, as well as the teacher.

We appreciate the participation and the effort made by all the agents involved in the project, especially the students.