I have always bicycled around the city and embarked on multiple eco-adventures. That was how I found that the train was no longer working, and an idea that wobbled in my head awakened. On January 2, 2017 I decided that I would start that trip I wanted so much to do. Without many preparations and without wanting to prove anything to anyone, I went south looking for my north. … [Lee más...] about To school by bicycle: Paraguay’s Bike Path
Education is perhaps the most effective path toward achieving sustainable development. Ensuring that children and youth acquire the skills and competencies needed to succeed in life requires that they are provided with opportunities to develop the appropriate cognitive and social skills. In this process, fostering positive relationships between schools and communities becomes a … [Lee más...] about How can active communities contribute to improving learning?
Written by Lina Zuluaga Every time that state or international exams results, such as PISA, are published, teachers are the first to be blamed by the public opinion for student’s weak performance. Their results still leave much to be desired, and although it is bad news for national education, it helps to highlight the issue in the public agenda. However, we need to go … [Lee más...] about The best school is a good home*
In February 2014, I posted a blog about the impressive results of Vietnam in the 2012 Program for International Student Assesment (PISA) . Why was I surprised? The reason is simple: Vietnam, despite being one of the poorest countries in that race registered one of the highest scores, breaking the almost omnipresent and negative relationship between socioeconomic status … [Lee más...] about A new surprise: Peru
* By Anouk Ewald One, a woman from the Northern colds of developed Europe. The other, a man from the warmth of the sunny but developing Caribbean. What can they possibly have in common? What are they talking about? That’s what we wondered while seeing the two of them sitting together, engaged in an animated discussion as if they were old friends, but surprisingly they had only … [Lee más...] about A Shift toward Quality