URACCAN will have an important participation in this space of reflection.
Strengthening higher education and training processes
Under the slogan "Towards a relevant and quality educational model", the National Council of Universities (UNC) invites the Nicaraguan educational community to participate in the forum "Higher education in Nicaragua 2020 and the impact of COVID-19", which will be held on 18-19 and 26-27 November and whose purpose is to identify, share, rescue and disseminate educational experiences , good practices, lessons learned and challenges regarding the training of professionals in emerging contexts.
This academic reflection activity will be developed through five thematic rooms. Room 1 is entitled "Curriculum planning in the context of a pandemic"; Room 2: "Educational continuity of higher education during the pandemic; Room 3: "University research and extension for educational continuity during the pandemic"; Room 4: Challenges of learning assessment during the pandemic"; and Room 5: Training and updating teachers in the context of a pandemic."
Different topics will be set out in each of these rooms, linked to the experience of each of the national universities that are part of the UNC regarding the educational strategies they implemented to address the pandemic and continue its training processes. The results of this forum will allow the "Planning of Higher Education by 2021, with the participation of the university community responding to the context; the permanent improvement of pedagogical practices, the evaluation of learning, the use of teaching resources and the interaction of the protagonists; and the construction of the new Relevant and Quality Educational Model," the UNC reports.
In the case of URACCAN, it will have an important participation, representing the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua, through the presentation of 8 valuable research, which constitutes a huge effort articulated by this institution, from its Academic Directorate. The works that URACCAN will exhibit are:
1. Development of hygiene and disinfection products in URACCAN Science Laboratories in the COVID-19 context;
2. Learning environment for teaching mathematics before COVID-19;
3. Knowledge and medicinal practices in the face of the management of COVID-19 in older adults miskitus of the community of Kamla, municipality of Puerto Cabezas, Autonomous Region of the North Caribbean Coast;
4. Practice of traditional medicine of the Miskitu people in patients with COVID-19 of the El Cocal community;
5. Intercultural experiences and practices of the peoples of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast before COVID-19 from their worldviews and spirituality;
6. Virtual platform in the learning process in URACCAN Bluefields enclosure in COVID-19 times;
7. Intercultural experiences and practices of the peoples of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast before COVID-19 from their worldviews and spirituality;
8. Higher education in multicultural contexts, vision for the future.