ProFuturo and the Organisation of American States (OAS) held an event on to present the interactive map and report with the best practices in digital education in Latin America and the Caribbean identified from the call we launched last August.
The hybrid event, based in Bogotá (Colombia is the country with the most selected practices), presented the results of the mapping, that can be discovered in an interactive map in English and Spanish hosted on the OAS Educational Portal, which includes the 118 practices that stand out for their innovation and in a report that delves into 30 of them called “Digital Education in the Americas: Best Practices to Inspire”.
1st Mapping of Best Practices in Digital Education in the Americas
The project, developed within the framework of the OAS – ProFuturo alliance, seeks to highlight practices that contribute to improving the educational quality in Latin America and the Caribbean by addressing the main post-pandemic educational challenges and serve as a reference in the context of the return to face-to-face schooling.
Among other criteria, the approach based on human rights and equity, the level of innovation, the capacity to be sustainable over time and replicable in other contexts, as well as the integration of technologies that favour the involvement of students with the school, the recovery of learning or the development of competences have been assessed.
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“This mapping is a necessary first step to record innovative and scalable pedagogical practices that make possible a movement of continuous, global and local improvement for the essential transformation of teaching-learning processes in the region through the empowerment of teachers, school principals and families,” says Javier González Casado, spokesperson for ProFuturo and member of the practices’ evaluation committee, in which the Inter-American Network of Teacher Education (RIED) and independent references in the field of educational innovation have also participated.
“Education in Latin America is full of hidden treasures,” says Axel Rivas, Argentinean researcher, teacher, writer and member of the evaluation committee of the practices, who also directs the School of Education at the University of San Andrés (UdeSA). “This map is a way of recognising the daily efforts of countless educators to generate alternatives to guarantee the right to education and to use digital technologies in a pedagogical sense,” he concludes.