domingo, 30 de junio de 2013

Anuncio Campofrío Cuida T: Larga vida - Junio 2013

Les paso este anuncio de Campofrío, me ha encantado como muestra la importancia de un envejecimiento saludable.

sábado, 27 de abril de 2013


Meiler Rodríguez, C., Freire Obregón, D., Rubio Royo, E. (2012): “Teachers among our students: when leadership emerges within the group”  ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1. ICERI 2012 Proceedings 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 19th- 21st November 2012, Madrid, Spain. Published by IATED.

When we think about the roles in classroom we use to distinguish between teachers and students. Historically the main responsibility of the learning process has fallen on the teachers while the students have simply followed the instructions of their teachers to achieve the acquisition of meaningful learning. However, in recent years we have seen how the role of these teachers has changed from being instructors to be new guides in the acquisition of knowledge. This change of role was a result of the rapid development of the information technology and communication applied to the field of education. In this new scenario, teachers provide relevant information that is useful for the student but the protagonist of the learning process is the student by itself. However, even if the role of the elements of the classroom has changed, we see that the organizational structure of the classroom remains the same way; there are still two figures, the teacher and student. We present a study conducted over two years. In this paper we have experienced a scenario in which teacher leadership emerges within the group. That is, a person that belongs to the group stands out and leads to the acquisition of knowledge. It dilutes the border between the teacher and the leader during the learning process in the classroom. This demonstrates that leadership in the classroom does not depend on a culturally predetermined figure (the teacher), but an attitude. If this attitude is worked and combined with flair we can create a leader who can guide and lead the learning process among other students based on their own interests.


Meiler Rodríguez, C., Freire Obregón, D., Rubio Royo, E. (2012): “New world, new minds: changing the learning process Through the use of new devices”  ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1. ICERI 2012 Proceedings 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. 19th- 21st November 2012, Madrid, Spain. Published by IATED.

The arrival of new mobile devices has changed the way we perceive and understand the world around us. The ability to connect and interact anytime and anywhere through these devices has changed the way we process the information. These devices have the same functionality as the conventional PCs and have revolutionized the world of telecommunications and therefore the way we communicate. As a result, this new form of technological communication has influenced everything around us; our personal lives, our work and our academic life. The main importance of this technological revolution in education lies not only in content by itself but also in the own technology. The device that provides us the contents determines the manner in which our brain learns. Also, another very important key fact is that the user interface has been altered. In the case of tablets, the typical mouse and keyboard has been replaced by a touch screen. Depending on our student’s profile, the touch screen will present a set of advantages (or disadvantages). On the other hand, the population of elderly people and the use of computers and the Internet are both growing at extraordinary rates in the European Union. The potential exists for elderly people to improve their own lives as well as the lives of others by making more use of this technology. However, the elderly are currently among the lowest users of computers and the Internet. In this paper we show how, through the use of new devices, we have instructed elderly from barely use a computer to managing social networks independently.

jueves, 6 de diciembre de 2012

Envejecimiento del cerebro: Neuroplasticidad y aprendizaje permanente

Interesante artículo escrito por Eleonora Guglielman, PhD, University Roma Tre, que resalta la importancia del aprendizaje a lo largo de toda la vida para favorecer la neuroplasticidad del cerebro, previniendo así la aparición de enfermedades neurodegenerativas.


jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2012

Vivir con vitalidad

Programa sobre el envejecimiento activo "Vivir con vitalidad", desarrollado por la Profesora Fernández-Ballesteros y su equipo.

The Nun Study

Interesante estudio longitudinal, realizado por David Snowdon sobre el envejecimiento y el Alzheimer efectuado a un grupo 678 monjas, con edades comprendidas entre los 75 y los 106 años