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  • The 16th International Congress of Pedagogy started in Cuba Monday Feb 4, 2018.

    The 16th International Congress of Pedagogy started in Cuba Monday Feb 4, 2018. | Photo: Prensa Latina

Published 4 February 2019

The congress will socialize the scientific results and practices of educational professionals who contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The 16th International Congress of Pedagogy started in Cuba Monday. Delegates from all over the world joined the Congress.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on its website, called on “teachers, professors, educators, researchers and leaders in the region to participate in the Congress Pedagogy 2019.”

“The complexity of today's world, with its acute economic and social contradictions, the accelerated development of science and technology, the battle to eradicate illiteracy, as an initial step to achieve universal access to quality education without exclusions, they all constitute indispensable premises to consider in finding ways that promote sustainable development in our countries,” the UNESCO wrote.

“In this effort, education must play a major role, which requires proposing strategies and approaches integrators and humanists, as useful tools to better understand the world today, to the challenges faced by people in this century.”

The Congress is scheduled from Feb. 4 to Feb. 8 in the capital city of Havana. Professors and researchers from, Angola, Mozambique, South Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Spain, Italy, and the United States, will be present, among others.

The Congress includes symposiums, panels, and presentations of more than 1,500 works of national and foreign delegates.

It will also dedicate a panel to the revolutionary leader Fidel Castro who brought sweeping educational reform in the country. The congress will also focus on the results of the island in environmental education and the educational quality of Cuba.

A seperate panel is dedicated for a forum on the relationship between companies and the educational world as well as their effect on the products on different levels of education.

“Its objective will be achieved as a broad exchange of experiences conducive to the achievement of quality education for all throughout life, through solidarian cooperation in civic education, respect for cultural diversity, national identity and the formation of generations of the highest human values universally accepted,” UNESCO said.

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