The initial teacher training imparted by the School of Education on its seven undergraduate programs, in addition to align with the achievement of the standards that the country defines for the training of is teaches in the different areas and levels, has the following three aspects as hallmarks:
Wide human and social formation
We understand that teachers are professionals placed in a specific society and culture, and who, from there, carry out their work. For this, together with the formation on specific subjects of the educational field, teachers must also develop a capability of understanding the world where they live and, particularly, the problems faced by more vulnerable groups. Hence, general formation courses are included in the program, emphasizing the areas of humanities, together with English, which shall allow our future teachers to understand, at a basic level, written texts from their respective areas.
Training in direct contact with school reality
Students are educated through a permanent dialogue, contact, and work within and with the school. They reflect and learn from the experiences lived on it. For this, all programs propose strategies for an early integration in the school, assigning an important percentage of their time to Working Experiences and Reflection Workshops, in such a way that students do not “practice” in the school, but they collaborate and learn on it, entering into a labor dynamics.
Development of reflection and research capabilities
The path of research developed by CIDE, with more than 50 years contributing to the construction of knowledge and innovation of work in schools, allows students to access the latest information, participate in joint work projects, and form their research abilities, making them capable not only of understanding problems and challenges of Chilean education, but also contributing, from their position, to the development of more just and inclusive schools.