Afro-Latin America on STEAM: Education for Innovation

Afro-Latin America on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) is an ALARI initiative to develop 21st century skills in Afrodescendant communities in Latin America, led by ALARI-affiliated faculty Doris Sommer. In February 2017, the project launched in collaboration with Colombia’s Ministry of Environment and the Secretary of Education in Quibdó (Chocó). It was to train 20 teachers at the Escuela Normal Superior of Quibdó in Pre-Texts with an emphasis on STEAM, thanks to support from NEACOL. Pre-Texts is a simple pedagogical protocol for dealing with difficult texts, by using them as raw material for making art in any genre participants choose. Since then, the new facilitators have been implementing Pre-Texts in their classrooms (approximately 424 students), and several have begun to replicate the methodology with other teachers. 













Cultural Agents
Find more information on Cultural Agents website and Pre-Texts and watch a video on Pre-Texts in Quibdó here