ESE:O’s works with scholars and institutions to develop capacity in authoring and publishing academic articles in peer-reviewed international journals, promoting local knowledge based on international standards. The ESE:O’smethodology aims to promote the publication of research findings from the Global South in peer-reviewed international journals in the field of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), human rights, cultural critique and democracy, among others. It understands peer revision as a situated writing practice wherein multiple agents participate, thus becoming the result of distributed community procedures.
The ability for researchers to peer-review and publish their work in international journals is important because:
a. Scientifically validated knowledge determines policies that impact local communities.
b. Knowledge circulation has an effect on knowledge production by determining where funds are allocated.
c. It is a key for changing the unequal distribution of power from within.
d. New information technologies play an important part in promoting “logodiversity”, a more egalitarian distribution of power.
ESE:O’s methodology is a tool for online teaching of writing and publishing at different educational levels: it can be used to help young scholars hone their writing skills for publication in international journals or to help teachers teach writing as a collaborative process. This methodology is based on a flexible, performative approach to writing and it follows a series of user-friendly steps.
The key ingredient of ESE:O’s online courses is interaction: between students and instructors, and between participants through peer editing of each other’s work. By revising their colleagues’ writing and having their work edited in return, participants in ESE:O’s courses and workshops develop their critical thinking, their outlining and writing skills, and their capacity for participating productively in virtual discursive communities.
Description: Numerous studies describe the inadequate preparation, in terms of certain cognitive skills, of students entering higher education in Latin America. This deficiency is especially noteworthy in the area of academic writing (of reports, summaries, [...]
Description: The Ford Foundation partnered with ESE:O and Asian, African and Latin American academics committed to teaching in the areas of sexualities and gender and including these in university curricula. This consisted of evaluating the [...]
Equitas Foundation: ESE:O Intercultural Program for Academic Writing, Critical Thought and Intercultural Abilities for Postgraduate Studies
Description: This program was designed for selected IFP scholarship recipients in order to prepare them for postgraduate studies of academic excellence in Chile and abroad. Participating scholars at the graduate and undergraduate levels developed the [...]
Description: The project was based on a collaborative writing methodology developed by ESE:O, which coordinated and motivated group processes of planning and writing the resulting publication through the systematization of conversations and interchanges occurring online. [...]