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Teachers without borders

Teachers without borders

Emiliana Vegas Lina Zuluaga 8 agosto 2018 Comments
Written in February 2016 to express the potential of the Pacific Alliance to improve effective learning in Latin America. When reading this article imagine it is the year 2030.

It is the year 2030, teachers and knowledge run without borders along the highways, and facilities built in four countries, spearheading similar initiatives across the region. We have teachers from the Pacific Alliance studying and interning at schools in these countries thanks to the technology and institutional capacity of ministries and congresses that facilitated partnerships between the education systems, strengthening learning of all kinds. Universities, too, have joined this wave of integration and adopted flexible models of accreditation to validate credit courses. (más…)

Teachers and students: a new generation of tech enthusiasts

Teachers and students: a new generation of tech enthusiasts

Guest Author 3 agosto 2018 Comments

A recurrent theme in conversations about education is that millennials are demanding more technology inside the classroom, and that teachers are resistant to educational innovations. I dare to disagree.

In the six years that we have been running Geekie—a company that brings together cutting-edge technology with innovative pedagogical methodologies to boost learning—we have seen with over 10 million students and 5 thousand schools an enthusiasm for technology that is shared by students and teachers alike. (más…)

Why was the prestige of the teaching profession in Latin America lost and how to recover it?

Why was the prestige of the teaching profession in Latin America lost and how to recover it?

Diana Hincapié Gregory Elacqua 18 julio 2018 Comments

Imagine that our son or daughter is about to decide which profession to study in a country in Latin America or the Caribbean. Would you recommend that they become a teacher? What factors would we consider? Of course, we would like our son or daughter to study a career related to their preferences and interests (and in addition, their abilities), we would like a profession that provides a good income, that rewards their effort and that, in some way, is valued by the society. (más…)

The minimum indispensable

The minimum indispensable

Guest Author 26 abril 2018 Comments

Exactly one year ago, I undertook with my family the return to my beloved Argentina, after almost 16 years of living between the United States and Canada. I left without children, I returned with 3. And, like all parents, what worried me the most before moving was their insertion in the new life. A crucial component of this insertion: the school environment.

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