The results of the 2015 edition of PISA, in which more than half a million students from 72 countries and economies in the world participated, highlighted that students in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be among the lowest achievers. However, some nuance is needed to understand and contextualize these results. For instance, more countries and students from the … [Lee más...] about Latin America and the Caribbean in PISA 2015 in 7 takeaways
Muchas veces pensamos que las matemáticas hay que aprenderlas de memoria. Que hay que recordar fórmulas, aplicar una serie de reglas y así llegar… ¡automáticamente! a la respuesta correcta. No sólo eso, sino que mientras más rápido lleguemos a ella, mejor. Y no somos los únicos con esta percepción, los datos de las pruebas PISA de la OECD en el año 2012 demuestran que muchos de … [Lee más...] about “Súmate” a ser el mejor en matemáticas… ¡Piensa! No memorices
We often think that math must be learnt by heart; that we must be able to apply some formulas or remember certain rules, so we can, automatically, arrive to the correct answer. Moreover, the faster we get to it the better. In fact, we are not the only ones with this perception: data from the PISA 2012 international assessments show that a good number of students in Latin … [Lee más...] about To be the best in math, think… don’t memorize!
"To reinvent oneself or to die" goes the old saying, and it is in education, perhaps, that this way of thinking has become the most true. We must be in a constant search for resources and initiatives that allow us to respond to the challenges posed by changing world and, naturally, by the children and youth of today! … [Lee más...] about 7 initiatives in education in Latin America and the Caribbean
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*