The IDB has developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for teachers (and others who want to join) on how to work with primary and secondary-level students to help them explore climate change topics through interactive and engaging activities. To register, click here. … [Lee más...] about Welcome to the World’s Most Important Classroom: A New Course on Climate Change Education
Some mistakes are easy to remember and especially those you make in a language other than your own. Having grown up as a Swedish-speaking Finn, I remember clearly how during one of my first Finnish language classes, I told everyone “I am a ball” instead of “I have a ball”. While my story took place in Finland, my experience could resemble that of millions of children in the … [Lee más...] about Learning how to learn in your own language
Innovation is one of those words we hear everyday. And while we tend to associate it with the world of tech, startups and Silicon Valley’s companies, it is by no means a concept that belongs only in that field. Nor do all the new transformations that have an impact in people’s lives involve technology. In education, for instance, a wide range of innovative projects have emerged … [Lee más...] about Innovating in education: is it all about technology?
The beginning of a new year always brings an opportunity to analyze what we have achieved so far and set our eyes on the future. In education, this could not be more true: 2016 ended with the publication of the results from the PISA 2015 assessments, a reminder of the urgency with which education systems in the region must accelerate the efforts to improve the quality of … [Lee más...] about A thought on the education agenda for the future we want
From Chile to Mexico, a wave of change is transforming education systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: double and triple school shifts are slowly disappearing and transitioning into extended school days in public schools. In the early years of modern education, schools started with single, extended school days. This trend was disrupted by the implementation of double … [Lee más...] about Extended school days: a new opportunity to improve learning