The article describes the meaning and importance of the groups of University Salesian Associationism (ASU) and the student undertakings of the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS) from the following axes of analysis: horizontal and collaborative learning, and the cultivation of spaces of co-responsible and self-regulated student management, aspects that favour the development of student citizenship and the construction of the university-university. The ASU groups and the student undertakings institute enabling environments and involve possibilities yet to be discovered and developed in the line of promoting communal logics of production, deliberation and creation of productive initiatives beyond the logic of the market. The research begins with a minimal exploration of the concept of youth associativity both from the Salesian pedagogical model and from the youth condition. The field research consists of two moments that articulate heterogeneous resources: the first explores student perceptions around their experience of ASU groups from a survey applied to members of different ASU groups of the UPS Quito Headquarters, between April and May 2016. The second moment gathers two narratives that reflect the axes of analysis through the reflective recount of the passage of students through diverse experiences of associationism in objectives and degrees of formal articulation. The first narrative refers to ASU Utopia, which consists of the group of student journalists produced by Utopia Magazine; and the second narrative, refers to coworkings, a self-managed student space that fosters the cultivation of ideas and student entrepreneurship.
|Translated title of the contribution||From University Student Associationism And Student Entrepreneurship To The Salesian-Comuna Polytechnic University|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Title of host publication||Del Asociacionismo Estudiantil Universitario Y Los Emprendimientos Estudiantiles A La Universidad Politécnica Salesiana-Comuna|
|State||Published - 26 May 2019|