To promote and expand the dia® methodology and transformation of education. The Art and Education Program provides teachers, principals, students and parents the capacity to co-create learning environments. The program promotes the construction of the self through the development of abilities, knowledge, attitudes and ways of behaving by creating spaces where people exercise the capacity to perceive in depth, to think carefully about the things that happen inside and outside them, to share their ideas with confidence, to assess what they are and what they can become, as well as to acknowledge feelings and emotions to self-regulate themselves, and to learn to discern what is best for them. With human development as a starting point, the program creates spaces for reflexive dialogue through methodologies that potentialize the individual and that uses art as a vehicle for transformation.
dia® methodology (Developing Intelligence through Art) holds a space and facilitates transformative conversation using a work of art as a portal. The methodology behind dia® develops the whole human through four camps of abilities, which are communicative, cogntive, social-emotional and affective. The dia® methodology was developed by Claudia Madrazo and a group of investigators in La Vaca Independiente. TAE Foundation is supporter and enthusiast of the dia® program and offers financial and research support to further promote and share this innovative educational program within several sectors of society. Amongst the programs supported by TAE are those in Mexican jails, mental institutions, rural communities and dia® volunteers.