It is designed to become a bridge of educational, social and cultural interaction between local and regional dynamics, including the approach in the country’s capital and other neighboring cities, and in a multilateral effort to enrich joint training processes as in reality, it is already embodied by the relationship with the Colombian University Network ( Rudecolombia), the PhD in Education Sciences has been established at the University of Cundinamarca.
This program proposes the development of lines of training and research, which – in addition to achieving this integrative goal of deepening in two areas where education promotes a commitment promoting human development with environmental awareness and from the social construction of a culture of peace – is also in line with the institutional strengthening of this university, within the framework of the purposes of Education for Life, democratic values, civility and freedom.
According to Milthón Javier Betancourt, Director of Doctorate, the main characteristics of this postgraduate course, in addition to being the first at the University of Cundinamarca and so far the only one in the region to be offered by a public institution of higher education, are geared towards the fact that it has special significance if the essential elements of the context in which it is indicated are indicated. been included in it.
“It is an introductory Ph.D. to the very high levels of training that a region demands, craves and deserves, which despite its proximity to the political, economic, institutional and educational center of the country and although it is making progress in raising standards of vocational, technological, social and humanitarian training, is largely lacking To doctoral programs that contribute to placing the regional population of Cundinamarca at the highest levels of education, resulting in the projection of overall regional development, in line with the imminent inclusion in the national and international concert”, explains Betancourt.
Thus, the Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences Rudecolombia, CADE Universidad de Cundinamarca, more than an interesting academic project, among others being offered at the national level, is a project that meets a long-standing need of the University of Cundinamarca in the face of its educational commitment to the Cundinamarca region.
For him, both the University of Cundinamarca and other public and private academic centers at all levels and modes of training have provided an essential service for several years in familiarizing the population of the region with contemporary knowledge and culture, in areas that seek to promote a broad and reliable reading of the complex realities that live in the context in which they are In it the doctoral program is registered, and even, increasingly, serves sections of the population living in the country’s capital.
Thus, he notes, with increasing emphasis, that access to higher levels of master’s and doctorate has been necessary for a wide range of students, professionals, civil servants, workers and, above all, teachers who wish to qualify themselves more and better, to raise the level of their abilities. Quality of life but above all to contribute to the overall improvement of the area.
According to Betancourt, the program provides a space for doctoral training for research educators and professionals in public service in educational institutions and with the projection as trainers in various public and private institutions, among others, contributing to thinking and problem solving and building an academic, scientific and educational community that acts as a liaison with national and international communities , in the perspective of education for the care of life, democratic values, civility and freedom, which are clearly formed on the pillars – MEDIT.
He adds undoubtedly that the regional character of the University of Cundinamarca is not only defined by its being the educational institution that represents the educational objectives of the departments, but its relationship to the strategic ecosystem of the mountainous mountain massif that guides Sombaz Páramo must be acknowledged. An environmental priority is a priority not only for the Directorate, but for a large part of the national territory.
The PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of Cundinamarca proposes two lines of training in research and academic production which are in fact two branches of the same tree; To the extent that it contributes to conflict resolution by identifying ways to confront and enhance the problematic reality of the population in the territory, it is understood at the same time that environmental sustainability is a purpose and a prerequisite at the same time. The need for the resilience of humanity in nature, can understand that the university’s commitment
The area has become a reality.
Regarding the advantages that this postgraduate program brings to the region and on a personal level, the PhD Director notes that the University of Cundinamarca is itself a regional university, not only because it is a public institution of higher education in the department, but because it is spread over a wide geographical area and, above all Because it represents one of the few opportunities for high-quality training for a large population within the regions preferred by the various academic programs.
In this sense, the modern digital educational model – MEDIT -, Strategic Plan of the University of Cundinamarca 2016-2026 “Designing the University We Want”, the University Plan 2019-2023 “Translocal Transmoderna University of Cundinamarca” stands out, as in the previous plan 2016-2019 ” Generación Siglo 21″, translating these expectations into a specific cultural, social and historical context that brings together the global perspectives of lifelong learning, with a greater focus on learning, implying the formation of a conversational, conscious and coherent subject matter that contributes to local and regional transformation as much as it transforms its personal reality from a redefinition of ideals Justice, equality and solidarity claimed by contemporary thought.
“It is understood, therefore, that the academic programs of the university and especially the doctoral program in educational sciences have the possibility of covering a part of the population in the capitals of the various departments, including the capital of the Republic, in addition to the fact that its headquarters, departments and extensions are relatively close to the central government; this doctorate becomes a guarantee for higher education for a wide range of young people due to the low coverage in public and private universities in the large urban centers of the region”, emphasizes Betancourt.
Added to this is that the regional coverage of the University of Cundinamarca, due to its multi-campus geographical location, and its proximity to other departments, allows for a multi-context in terms of economic, social and cultural realities in a variety of climates, topography and peculiarities that enrich the possibilities of exchange that contribute to the formation of an educational framework.
In this sense, according to him, the spirit of Decree 1330 issued in July 2019, which emphasizes the dynamic interaction between the concepts of efficiency, regional spread and university autonomy, is also included, which Dr. Jairo Torres, President of Cairo University, agrees. Córdoba and Director of the State University System (SUE), who considers that the decree “provides an autonomy that allows universities to think in relation to their territories, whether regional or in the capital.”
Betancourt, Director of this postgraduate course, is a Doctor of Education, with a focus on leadership in higher education institutions, a Master of Education with a focus on undergraduate education, a researcher with publications in national and international indexed journals in higher education and educational quality, book editions and book chapters and a consultant For master’s level research projects and director of doctoral theses Experience in planning, designing and delivering academic programs (qualified enrollment and high-quality accreditation) for higher education by the National Ministry of Education, University Professor, experienced in the design, planning and implementation of curricula and modules in the field of comprehensive training in the two faculties of science Humanity, Education, and Training in Education Mediated by Technology.
Registration is open until November 30, 2021. More information at www.ucundinamarca.edu.co.
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