Socio-cultural animation in schools reduces violence

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 29-12-2019 14:00:00 · 0 Comments

The existence of socio-cultural animation within educational institutions contributes to a reduction in school violence ('bullying') and enhances other types of skills on students, reveals a study

Authored by the animator and researcher Bruno Trindade, from Castelo Branco, the study "Importance of Sociocultural Animation in School Contexts" was presented at the beginning of the month, at the University of Salamanca, Spain, as a PhD thesis.

The study took place at the Nuno Álvares de Castelo Branco School Grouping, involving 439 students and 36 teachers (including primary school teachers), through a questionnaire.

"We were impressed with the answers, not only from the students but also from the teachers, because 80% considered that socio-cultural animation helped to combat indiscipline at school", the author told the Lusa agency.

According to Bruno Trindade, students and teachers "show a high level of satisfaction with socio-cultural animation as it promotes school success, greater school motivation and reduces deviant behaviour".

"Socio-cultural animation allows us to make the students much more motivated and manages to make them enjoy a different school, with a different perspective of recreational-pedagogical learning", he added.

Bruno Trindade advocates the introduction of socio-cultural animation in all schools to give "more importance to issues of socialization, play, the development of competence, creativity and also something more pertinent, which is the promotion of rules and values, which are increasingly important in schools".

“It is an area with great potential for society and was one of the issues that led me to think about this study, because it is still not very developed in schools and increasingly has potential in the development of skills and also in the educational component and in the promotion of different methodologies in terms of learning".


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