Categoria: Development

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Science, Development and Integrality

This integral awareness will promote a science more awake to the needs outside its academic walls, where its transference will be an excellent influence for Development in the various domains. Carlos Barros On 10 November is celebrated the World Science Day for Peace and Development[1]. This event, promoted by UNESCO, began in the outset of the 21st century to remind us of the impact that science (and academia) brings to...

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Education through Art. The exhibition Equity as a search for Peace

Art takes on the character of expression of the Self, accessible not only to academics or specialists, instead it is a form of expression of freedom, of development of the values of Dignity and a way of promoting social progress. Carlos Barros Art is the most immersive experience between the ‘self’, the ‘other’ and the context. Art allows us to express feelings, concerns, experiences, perspectives and dreams. Above all, it...

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Ageing: a social challenge?

The increasing awareness that in the western world more people are living to a later age, but that there may be fewer people available for the care required, has made it essential to consider attitudes and behaviours regarding ageism and cooperation with the most immediate network. Carlos Barros The difficulty to support various age groups has increased, creating pressure on what should be effective social support and solidarity – whether...

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Sustainable Development in Higher Education From the Student Perspective

In general, higher education institutions have not yet understood their responsibility in the field of SD, meeting the SGDs and Laudato Si’s goals, notably goal 5 – Ecological Education “re-thinking and re-designing curricular and institutional reform in the spirit of integral ecology to foster ecological awareness and transformative action”, as a response to the ecological crisis by redefining and rebuilding our relationships with each other and with our common home (considering the planetary limits of all socio-economic systems and the human roots of the ecology crisis).

Ana Marta Aleixo, UCP, 2022

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From Family to Society: Intergenerational Solidarity for Development

Despite the big steps that still need to be taken, there is added hope in the small steps, reflected in the fluidity of these families who tend to participate more and more and with less rigidity of roles. Carlos Barros Under a transdisciplinary approach, solidarity can be defined as a union of interests, sympathies and goals between members of a group. Such synergy prevents individual anomie, maintaining a connection between...

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