Callejón, Dolores
D.13 | Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 10:00 - 10:30, Room D2
The lack of curricular competence determines in many cases the scholastic failure. But much more serious, mainly in superior educative levels (from secondary), it is the lack of adaptive abilities and skills, destructive thoughts or/and the lack of motivation. By investigations previously made, we saw that from a personal attention and from a therapeutic work which facilitate the elaboration of a life project, we allowed to many of these students to draw up objectives which help them to consider their life with another sense. On the basis of the previous thing we decided to design an intervention program basing it on the positive psychology, the intrinsic motivation and the experience of flow; taking advantage of the possibilities of art and creativity to favour the capacity of reflection and as they make possible experiences of communication with oneself and the others. In this case, we used mandalas and other variations of this form (spiral and labyrinths) whose benefits have been used along the history of the humanity and in all cultures. The program consists of the phases: Relaxation and motivation The labyrinth as reflection space and the history of life The spiral as collection of recent experiences The mandala of the personal project We followed a design of comparative cuasi-experimental type of measures pre-test post-test with a control group comparing transversely and longitudinally the results obtained by the subjects of study before and after the sessions that the experimental group by the application of a standardized device of evaluation, in this case, the Inventory of the Constructive Thought (CTI) of Epstein, complementing the data with other ways of qualitative collection of information and the contributed ones from the Department for Educational and Vocational Guidance of the School. We demonstrated that a significant change takes place a in the motivation and attitude of the students implied in the program.
Aznárez, José Pedro
Granados, Isabel
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