How to address school dropout, the passage of young people to the world of work and education as a country project were some of the central themes of the IX Forum of Quality and Educational Equity
Project Educar 2050. Under the slogan “Let's Talk about Education”, referents and authorities in the area raised the main challenges and proposals to mobilize civil society and put science, innovation and technology as the axis in national development.
“We have to give students the tools to learn, choose and live in the 21st century. We must sustain the unwavering will to transform education,” he said in his opening address at the Metropolitan Theater Sura, the Minister of Education and Innovation of the City of Buenos Aires, Soledad Acuña.
“In the world of work it is estimated that in the future a person will change 18 times of work in his life. Therefore, it is not enough for us to teach content, we have to teach skills and accompany young people. We are going to generate a learning agency with a credit bank and that people can be trained, “Acuña promised.
Meanwhile, the main speaker of the day, Facundo Manes, spoke about “The knowledge revolution as the engine of the Argentine project.” The neuroscientist and honorary president of the INECO Foundation assured those present that education in his life was “the only weapon” he had to “pursue his dreams”.
Then, he stressed the importance of food for the proper development of children's brains: “Hunger and malnutrition are chronic problems in our country. An estimated 40% of children have malnutrition. That impacts learning, generates mental stress and an educability problem, “Manes said. In sum, he referred to the absence of “a country project for the 50 million Argentines.” The neuroscientist said that the main cause of this difficulty at the national level is that “we do not recognize the context in which we stand.” “If we cannot identify our condition we will not be able to access the benefits of science,” he said.
Today the economy of the countries is permanent innovation and Argentina is not an innovative country, we do not have the capacity to generate knowledge
“Today the economy of the countries is permanent innovation and Argentina is not an innovative country, we do not have the capacity to generate knowledge, which is the main tool for the transformation of people and societies,” Manes said. And guaranteed that
To “get ahead” you must invest in “research and development so that this impacts the GDP.”
Along the same lines, the national deputy Daniel Filmus said: “Education must be linked to a country project. In fact, Argentina is built from the implementation of Law 1420.”
The former minister of economy said that education must go hand in hand with “legality and legitimacy.”
“The first thing to do on December 10 is to comply with the laws. Among others: financing, technical schools, ESI and National Education law, “he said. In addition, he raised, as a main challenge,” universalize the 4-year room and get students to finish middle school. “
For his part, Irene Kit, president of the “Education for all” association, proposed three ideas to end “everyday stress” in schools. First, ask social development “the role of a manager who has the responsibility for children to receive social benefits.” In this way, the directors and pedagogical teams can focus on more important educational issues. Secondly, it presented the possibility of “working on projects” and thirdly, changing the methodology of student evaluation. Kit believes that instead of studying “by heart”, it would be convenient to generate productions “that can be improved over time.”
“The test is a closed object, but production is an open process”he expressed.
Finally, in the event one of the winning projects of the
Community Education Award, awarded by La Nación Foundation. The award recognizes teachers who want to improve the educational quality of their students in vulnerable contexts and in turn have a positive impact on the local community.
“PhysiMatics: an interdisciplinary proposal to channel school trajectories,” Professor Adrián Cristófano explained how they fight the abandonment and repetition generated by the subjects of physics and mathematics at the School of Technical Secondary Education No. 4 Engineer Emilio Miter, located in the San Martín's Buenos Aires party.
Cristófano insisted that it is the students who “give lessons” to teachers “to transform our society.” “Thanks to the La Nación Foundation for honoring us with this award and for enabling us to give continuity to a project built with lungs, with cardboard boxes, and that today is a space for academic, social and creative support, greatly reducing the rates of dropout and dropout we had, “concluded the educator.
. (tagsToTranslate) Filmus: “The first thing is to comply with the education laws on December 10” – LA NACION
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