Modality is the way of being or even of Express oneself. The term comes from mode, which is the visible appearance, a process or a shape. That which is developed under a certain modality respects certain rules and mechanisms; therefore, it is not free or spontaneous.
For instance: “Miguel is working freelance for a design agency”. This expression refers to a certain way of working. It could be said that Miguel is working for a design agency, which is true, but that phrase is missing information relevant. If someone says “Miguel is working for a design agency”, the man in question could be employed under a dependency relationship, with a fixed salary, paid vacations, etc. Instead, by including the clarification “Under the freelance modality”, It is already known what is the type of labor relationship that frames the link between Miguel and the aforementioned design agency.
Another example of a modality can be found in the field of gymnastics and others sports. Gymnastics is a physical activity that athletes develop and that, at a competitive level, yields a result through the score imposed by a jury. An athlete may specialize in various forms of gymnastics: aerobic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, and others. Each of these modalities is a discipline.
For the music, the modality is use of a mode in a musical work. The mode, in this case, is linked to the rules and scales of composition of a melody.
In the educational field, the modality refers to one of the possible organizations, which include the type of teaching and the appropriate professionals, the needs of the potential students and the objectives of the course, among other aspects. Some educational modalities are:
* technical education professional: that offered in secondary schools and higher education centers, which prepare their students in specific areas, at the tertiary level;
* artistic education: refers both to the content related to art that are taught at any level of an educational center, as well as the option offered by certain secondary schools to guide their students towards an artistic training, or the conservatory programs of different disciplines, who are in charge of training future professionals;
* special education: to offer those people who suffer from disabilities, whether permanently or temporarily, access to the educational tools that others receive, at any level and modality present in their geographic region;
* permanent education of youth and adults: refers to the work that each country does to fight illiteracy and demand that the mandatory portion of education be fulfilled, as well as the training opportunities it provides to those who have not been able to complete their basic studies in their youth, regardless of your age or financial situation;
* rural education: that adapts the programs of each level educational to the needs of the rural context, offering knowledge and technical training appropriate to job opportunities in the countryside, generally oriented to agriculture and livestock;
* bilingual intercultural education: the necessary infrastructure to guarantee Aboriginal peoples access to any educational level, respecting their culture and their roots, and in turn providing them with tools to be able to effectively integrate into the part of society that does not share their ethnicity and customs;
* education in contexts of deprivation of liberty: is responsible for offering access to education to those people who, for various reasons, do not fully enjoy their right to be free.
* home and hospital education: for those who suffer from health disorders that make it impossible to attend an educational center.