Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
This page includes ideas for project topics and possible opportunities to join projects already in progress. Many of the Diploma Program Advisors have expertise and experience in these areas and can guide, mentor, coach and support students in the Diploma program wishing to explore these topics or join a project already in progress. On your application, please let us know if you see something here on this page that is of interest to you.
Of course, each student also has the opportunity to propose their own unique project and learning plan. Anything is possible.
Topics of Interest - If you have an interest in creating a project around one of the topic areas below, let us know in your application. This will help us identify an advisor, coach, mentor who is also working in these areas:
Working with an advisor/coach/mentor who is immersed in the discipline of social work and therapy in addiction - substance use - recovery - relational processes – developing network meetings.
Working with an advisor/coach/mentor who works with Open Dialogue practices and processes.
Work with and in educational contexts. Specifically, in counseling, formation and inquiries that generate a relational way of being, doing and learning in the classroom with a focus on educational processes that open improvisation and the spreading of a new practice in performative ways.
Projects In Progress - If you have an interest in one of these projects, it may be possible to have you join the project team as your Diploma study and project.
Recognition and Intercultural Conversations: How can we talk in ways to optimize mutual recognition of preferred cultural identities?
Conversational change Processes: How human change and learning can be promoted by particular ways of talking/relating? (In educational settings: counseling; supervision; interpersonal skills training…and more).
Disruptive Behavior and Non-Violence: When disruptive behavior is “bad” or “good” from a social justice perspective? Can we develop orienting principles and practices to promote peace and coexistence?
Social Justice though Family Resilience and Self-understanding: How do families facing adversities talk in order to foster children and youth’s development?
Public Education: Share and generate practices in a group of "kaleidoscopic teachers" which is composed of 7 teachers at various levels of education (kindergarten, primary, secondary, university) and help design ways to create a "transfer between key relational teachings".
Teacher Training: Participate in the training of novice teachers the University of La Laguna, through meetings that explore "the educational relationship as a space for learning from a disruptive practice."
Collaborative Spaces: Collaborate with a Public Center of Primary Education (CEIP) of Tenerife, Spain in creating spaces that encourage sharing, discovering, dreaming and starting the education they want to live.