In this 21st century, when social change is occurring at a dizzying pace, societies are demanding that people develop an increasing number of the skills needed to navigate complex life challenges. These skills include resilience, critical thinking, and empathy, among others. What are the life skills that matter and how can education systems contribute to people's … [Read more...] about The 10 Life Skills Worth Pursuing Now
In response to the uncertainty of a changing world grappling with social and economic crises, the labor market has undergone a series of changes in which ways of doing things are beginning to be questioned. For example, people need to be at an office to improve productivity or that in order to succeed in the workforce, the only valid education is a university degree. Today … [Read more...] about Bootcamps vs. Traditional Education: Options For Training Tech Talent
During the Covid-19 pandemic, online tutoring emerged as a potential solution to education challenges resulting from school closures on a massive scale. We are just having a first glimpse of the consequences of the pandemic on students’ outcomes—and it does not look good. Estimates indicate that school closures might push 24 million children out of school, four out of five … [Read more...] about Online Tutoring: a Promising Solution for Accelerating Learning
Latin American employers cannot find the workers they need. Workers lack the right skills, but they don’t have time or resources to participate in training. Micro-credentials, a type of alternative credentials, could be a solution, given their targeted nature, as they can increase the number of workers with a specific skill. But, for micro-credentials to be a real solution, … [Read more...] about Can Alternative Credentials Help Correct Labor Market Imbalances?
Student performance on standardized tests is typically the main measure of school quality. However, is it the case that schools that improve academic test scores are the same schools that also improve important longer-run outcomes such as crime, risky behaviors, college attendance, and earnings? … [Read more...] about Do Test Scores Determine School Quality?