What is the main challenge facing educators in a post-pandemic context? Academic results? An increase in bullying? Student desertion? These are all recurring concerns. Nevertheless, one overarching challenge is a root cause that intersects all the aforementioned. In 2022, Coschool, an IDB 21st Century Skills Coalition member, asked this question to over 200 educators from rural … [Read more...] about Prioritizing Well-Being in Schools: Coschool’s Recipe for Education with Emotion
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Reading As a Means to Improve the Standard of Living
Pinocchio had it clear: "(...) at school, I want to learn to read immediately. Then tomorrow, I will learn to write, and the next day I will learn to count. Later, with my skill, I will earn a lot of money." These words of Carlo Collodi (1882) are still relevant today as we seek to promote a job creation agenda that guarantees the essential components of recovery and … [Read more...] about Reading As a Means to Improve the Standard of Living
Advancing Global Citizenship Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Making societies more inclusive and fostering peace cultures is more important than ever in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Many countries in this region face enormous challenges, such as social inequalities, widespread violence, and a lack of opportunities, especially for the youth. Promoting global citizenship education is key to tackling these challenges. To … [Read more...] about Advancing Global Citizenship Education in Latin America and the Caribbean
Skills For Youth: Promoting Digital Citizenship With The Wikimedia Projects
We live in an age of massive knowledge. The 21st century offers challenges such as misinformation, cyberbullying, online grooming (online sexual harassment and abuse), and the production of open knowledge, growing at an unstoppable speed. In 2022 alone, the total data consumed worldwide was 97 zettabytes, 18 more than in 2021. This is partly because Internet users are not only … [Read more...] about Skills For Youth: Promoting Digital Citizenship With The Wikimedia Projects
How Can Alternative Credentials Help Close the Skills Gap?
Traditional degrees take years and often thousands of dollars to acquire—and they sometimes fail to prepare students for the workplace. They are costly for individuals, their families, companies, and society, in terms of both direct outlays and opportunity costs. Recognizing the high cost of a post-secondary degree, both students and employers are looking for more pertinent, … [Read more...] about How Can Alternative Credentials Help Close the Skills Gap?