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The IV Conference on Adolescence will address emotional management, visual violence and the power of music in learning

The University of Malaga, through its General Foundation, and the Benalmádena City Council have presented theIV Conference on Adolescence, which in this edition is entitled Enjoy to get out of it: emotions, body and rhythm. This initiative will take place in November with the holding of forty workshops and informative talks aimed at raising awareness and training on the latest advances related to education in the youth stage. The experts, together with the teachers, families and the students themselves, will discuss the management of children’s emotions, the invisible violence of visual culture and the use of music as an ally to improve learning behaviors.

Last year, due to the pandemic, the third edition of these conferences was carried out electronically. In the act of presentation of this activity, which is part of the project UMA in the province, the mayor of Benalmádena, Víctor Navas; the Councilor for Youth, María Isabel Ruíz; the director of FGUMA, Diego J. Vera; and the academic coordinator of Culture of the FGUMA, Luisa María del Águila.

“Today we sign the addendum that will be added to the agreement between the Benalmádena City Council and the FGUMA for the organization of these conferences: it is a moment of great satisfaction because we have managed to transform some summer courses into a project that covers a full term during the months of winter, now reaching the fourth edition ”, highlighted the mayor.

In the opinion of the mayor, these conferences serve “to reinforce our transversal strategy in education, which includes other initiatives such as the school for mothers and fathers, or environmental awareness workshops for primary school students.”

For its part, the mayor of Youth has highlighted that in this edition, the conference will focus on emotion, body and rhythm on the grounds that “we have opted for a fresher planning that will help us overcome this difficult period that we are living on the occasion of the pandemic ”.

This edition of these conferences will be attended by María Acaso, cultural producer, founding partner of the Pedagogías Invisibles collective and currently head of the Education area of ​​the Reina Sofía Museum, who will give the workshop Watch out, a picture! Visual self-care in the classroom. According to Acaso, this talk will explore “the invisible violence of the visual culture that surrounds us, as well as the necessary didactic tools with which to take care of ourselves as well as our students”. It will be held on November 10, at 5:00 p.m., in the Assembly Hall of the House of Culture of Benalmádena.

On November 18, at 5:00 p.m., the IES Cerro del Viento will host the workshop Sexuality to be. Enjoy your sexuality, to be developed by Nayara Malnero, psychologist, clinical sexologist and sex coach, who currently works as a health communicator, collaborating in different media. In this practical presentation on the current situation in the area of ​​affectivity and sexuality in adolescence, Malnero emphasizes that “I will show my system of the 6 keys to start (or do better) this educational work. The objective is that we are 100 % prepared to overcome our insecurities and transmit the best information on sex education “.

On the 24th, at 5:00 p.m., the House of Culture will have the presence of Davide Morana, an Italian boy who came to Spain for love and decided to stay. However, meningitis turned his life around 360 degrees. All four of his limbs had to be amputated, but this did not make him give up. Now he is preparing for Paris 2024 and has reflected his entire story in his book Arriba la vida. Morana will give the workshop Great changes: resilience and overcoming. Davide will share with those present how he has found his greatest strength in his weaknesses. Those who are interested in attending any of these free talks can register through the website of the IV Conference on adolescence 

Workshops in institutes with teachers

The students of the IES Benalmádena, IES Al-Baytar, IES Arroyo de la Miel, IES Cerro del Viento, IES Poetas Andaluces and CDP Maravillas will have access to workshops of different kinds such as Conscious eating or Mindfuleating, by Beatriz de Lara Pérez, nutritionist and food educator; Activating my emotions, by Pablo Fernández Berrocal, Professor of Psychology at the University of Malaga; or The good will, by María Adela Checa Caruana, director of the UMA Psychological Care Service and president of the Filio Association.

In addition, Yolanda Matarán Robles, collaborator of the UMA Flamenco Chair and a teacher of body percussion and clapping, will give the workshop called Takatá, which will help students to recognize each of the flamenco styles from the deepest understanding of this music. .

For its part, it will also work with Sound Tubes, by Javier Campos Ojeda, a teacher of secondary education in the specialty of Music and Iván López Fernández, Professor of Didactics of Body Expression at the University of Malaga, will give the Body Expression workshop for change the world.

On the other hand, teachers will also be able to attend the Emotional Wellbeing workshop for teachers, based on an active pedagogy through experiential, participatory and self-awareness dynamics, working from the beginning on those key emotional skills to strengthen their personal and teaching well-being. It will be directed by Natalio Extremera Pacheco, Professor of Social Psychology at the UMA.

Finally, as a closing ceremony, the Music Experience activity will take place, directed by the singer and composer Julia Martín. The student body will be an accomplice in the realization of some parts of the songs and will observe the creation of them through the technique of the livelooping. In this way, students will learn to make music using state-of-the-art electronic instruments or devices, as well as those made by hand, body sounds or the voice itself.



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