This blog was written jointly with Virpi Heinonen who is responsible for the cooperation initiatives and projects in the Latin America and the Caribbean at Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland. We work closely together with our partners to provide Finnish higher education know-how to the region. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from March to June 2020 schools … [Read more...] about Digital education and teacher training program in Barbados
This blog was written jointly with Leonardo Ortiz Villacorta who is Vice President of International Partnerships at Code.org. Code.org is a non-profit organization, dedicated to expanding access to computer science to all students in all schools, with an emphasis on increasing the participation of women and underrepresented groups. Today, economies and societies are more … [Read more...] about Code Caribbean: building human capital across the region
The transformation of education is as necessary for the educational world as the vaccine to overcome the health crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thinking about education systems beyond this crisis will allow the setting of new spaces for innovation and the mobilization of countries and educational communities to promote a transformation towards more effective and … [Read more...] about “Let’s Talk about Educational Policy”, the new series of IDB documents
No classes, no teachers, no friends, no games, and no daily routine that children are used to. Now all the days seem the same. The health crisis has significantly changed our day to day. This has been a radical change for all students of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), not only being inside all day long but trying to learn from somewhere other than school. Across the … [Read more...] about COVID-19 and the gamble on homeschooling: Will it work for all?
When I tell my friends and family that I go to Barbados to work with the Ministry of Education, the looks usually tell a story of disbelief. “Work? Yeah, right” – is the answer as they picture me sitting under a palm tree looking at the sea. After all - Barbados is known as a top tourist destination in the Caribbean. Few people know that Barbados is more than blue water and … [Read more...] about More than Beaches: Diving into Barbados’ Education System