Daniel and Sebastián are very close friends and since they were little their parents have taken them to play at the same park in Bogotá. Both are in their third year of primary school. They both want to be doctors when they grow up. However, only one of the two can achieve it. Daniel lives in unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, Sebastian does not. … [Lee más...] about Education that separates?
by Emiliana Vegas It is a paradox. Paris, the city where the historical COP21 agreement was signed, has experienced in the last couple of days the effects of climate change through some of the worst floods in more than 30 years. Rainfall has been such that the Louvre Museum, the most visited in the world, was forced to close to protect art pieces from the torrential … [Lee más...] about Floods in the Louvre, climate change and an army of 117 million students
*Written by Claudia Uribe “The best teacher is the one who knows who we are; the one who listens, who asks questions and cares about our interests and passions; the one whose enthusiasm about teaching is contagious and who will try again and again until his or her students have understood the material.” These were the words of a group of students who were asked about … [Lee más...] about Relevant vs. “Realevant”
*By Catalina Covacevic In Chile, as in many other countries, we are involved in a multitude of assessments that measure student learning. On one hand, various international tests are carried out: TIMSS, PISA, ICCS, etc. On the other hand, the National Agency of Quality of Education annually or biennially administers the Education Quality Measurement System Test (SIMCE) … [Lee más...] about To assess or not to assess, that is the question
We don’t have to be experts to recognize that the major factor in getting a good education is a good teacher. Think about your own experiences at school, and surely you can easily identify the teachers who made a big difference in your lives. In my opinion, the Latin American countries have many good teachers, from whom we can learn best practices and therefore replicate their … [Lee más...] about Cloning the best teachers in Latin America