REICE 2016 - Volume 14, No 2
Pedagogy of Death and Mourning Process. Stories as Didactic Resource

Although death and bereavement situations are an unavoidable reality that we all encounter at some point in our lives, we have not yet managed to fully address them from a pedagogical point of view. A complete education requires treatment of all the matters that affect our condition as human beings; our finite state is an area we must deepen to achieve comprehensive growth and development on both a personal and social level. Recent studies strive to investigate this phenomenon in order to approach it from different educational contexts. This article aims to reflect upon the theme of death and the positive overcoming of situations of mourning, providing a proposal for the Education of Death in which stories are used as a teaching resource. The use of stories as educational material is based on their potential for reflection, increasing our confidence and understanding of the phenomenon of death as another process of life. For this we propose a didactic approach that collects stories that deal with different aspects of this theme, accompanied by teaching materials to deepen and enrich understanding and learning. Finally, the conclusions highlight the importance of introducing the Pedagogy of Death in education, while stressing the possibilities of storytelling as an educational resource to address it.

Key words
Pedagogy of death, Mourning situations, Stories, Pedagogical proposal, Didactic resource.
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Colomo, E. (2016). Pedagogía de la muerte y proceso de duelo. Cuentos como recurso didáctico. [Pedagogy of death and mourning process. Stories as didactic resource]. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 14(2), 63-77.