Is it goodbye to teachers? Is it goodbye to schooling as we know it? Will it lead to reinventing education, schools, and educators? ChatGPT, an innovative tool that answers questions about almost anything, was released toward the end of 2022. Put this way, it would seem like the exact old wine in a new bottle. After all, Google and Wikipedia have been doing this for decades. … [Read more...] about ChatGPT and Education: Opportunity, Challenge, or Threat?
21st Century Skills Education: a Must Do for an Equitable Future
Did you ever imagine witnessing the emergence of a pandemic and the science race for a vaccine to fight it? Technological, environmental, and demographic transformations are reshaping the way we navigate the world today. These challenges urge education systems to equip youth with the skills needed to thrive in complex and uncertain realities. The COVID-19 pandemic has deepened … [Read more...] about 21st Century Skills Education: a Must Do for an Equitable Future
Online Tutoring: a Promising Solution for Accelerating Learning
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
Four Strategies to Support Migrant Children
How do we make sure that 6.3 million migrant children in Latin America and the Caribbean get quality education? We had the great opportunity to explore this issue during the IDB event “Learning on the Move: Quality Education for Migrant Children & Youth.” For us and two hundred education policy makers, scientists, field workers, and educators, it was an honor to … [Read more...] about Four Strategies to Support Migrant Children
Can Alternative Credentials Help Correct Labor Market Imbalances?
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?