Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Sabores y Saberes Para La Educación: Propuesta Metodológica integral Para La Alimentación
María Fernanda Acosta Altamirano

Teaching is a live practice that should be thought continuously. Research is an important support for this activity. Doing investigation, it is possible to generate results and tools that can be used in the classroom. From this dialectics relation between practice and theory (practice that is rethought and theory that is experienced), this methodological proposal was born. This does not pretends to be a mandatory guideline due to it obeys to a particular context from the National University of Education in Ecuador (UNAE from now), but this proposal looks to generate questions about how to study this teaching processes taking children nutrition into consideration. This article presents an integral methodology of teaching about feeding and food, it begins from a transdisciplinary point of view that goes beyond the calorie intake of children, because it understands feeding and food as an integral process that involves not only the physiological needs but also sociocultural and emotional factors. Additionally, this document relates teaching as a practice when doing the research with the participation of the community. This methodological proposal is not thought as a mandatory modal but it looks for giving arguments to enrich the analysis for the early education. Doing so the so-called ‘mealtime’ is lived as a moment of joy, respect and affection that goes beyond the act of eating.

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