March 6, 2014
What changes should be applied to education to adapt to the social, economic and technological needs of the 21st century? What role will teachers, families, and students themselves play in this challenge?
Telefónica Foundation was challenged to answer the question of what Education should be like in the 21st Century in 2012 and has worked to find answers through the VII International Meeting on Education which took place over 18 months and concluded in Madrid, Spain, last November 2013.
In total, 9 face-to-face meetings were held in different Latin American cities: Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Medellín, Lima, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Quito, Caracas and Madrid.
In Caracas, the Meeting was held on June 27 and 28, 2013 in the Aula Magna of the Andrés Bello Catholic University. Before a large group of attendees, the topic “Lifelong education: formal, informal and non-formal learning” was analyzed with interesting presentations by international experts, the Spanish Juan Domingo Farnós -one of the 20 people with the greatest influence in e-learning-, and Canadian Stephen Downes, researcher and online education instructor (free learning). For Venezuela, the speaker was Father Luis Ugalde, former rector of UCAB, who pointed out that “it is necessary to bet on educators and that the educational system must train producers, while the productive system must contribute to education.”
After 200 virtual classrooms with more than 50,000 teachers from 9 countries, 70 face-to-face events with more than 9,000 attendees, and the contributions of 300 international speakers, Telefónica Foundation He has extracted 20 keys that he considers fundamental for educational success with the generations that are now beginning their learning process.
This report is now available and can be downloaded for free from any mobile device through the web www.fundacion.telefonica.com
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