Educacion 2020

Educacion 2020 is a Chilean civil society organization that works to ensure high-quality, inclusive education for all students in Chile. Born of a nationwide citizens movement in 2008, Educacion 2020 was founded on the principle that an equitable education system is the cornerstone of a more democratic, participative, and just society.
Aug 15, 2016

How to transform vulnerable school classroom

Learning to learn
Learning to learn

Dear ChangeMaker:

Let us introduce you our country, Chile: A developing country and a benchmark in Latin America. With the highest GDP per capita in the Region and its status as the only South America member of the  Organization of Economic Cooperation  and Development , What is Chilean's challenge if so many things  in Chile are going well?

Unfournately, not all that glitters is gold...

The golden image of Chile that people often think of hides an alarming reality.  Only a tiny minority of Chileans benefits from this high level of development and this also affect our educational results specially to our vulnerable childrens. This is the " Chile's Inconvenient Truth" that compromises its future. What evidence this hidden crisis?

Well, 92% in Mathematics and 88% in Reading of vulnerable students achieve below their expected grade level. Researches has shown  that students with actual grade level at 8th have an achievement level of 1st grade and they spent 1,200 hours a year in the classroom, which is double  the average of the OECD in Lectures classes.

What has happened  to these students?  Well, they had to go to the school with the same classroom as one century ago. How to reach XXI century's Skills (as creativity, adapting to uncertainly and Leadership) if we don't transform  the classroom.

With "Tutorial Networks" an innovative educational approach with sustainable, scalable and proven results with significant impact  and successful  implementation  in different parts of the world,  we want to change this reality in our vulnerable students. With this approach we are sure that we can change students school life and their future with dynamic , promoting talents and students'  enthusiasm classroom with students who are capable  or learning  on their  own because of their interest  and who are capable of guiding their  peers' learning process.

With your help we will implement this Innovation in one vulnerable school in Araucanía Region (Chile's poorest) as a part of a Institutional Innovative plan until 2018 implementing this methodology in 50 schools as a National pilot program. We want to show the country and new goverment: "Yes, we can  and this is the way". We already started with 9 schools with promising results and with a strict evaluation  and monitoring.

The school choosed  will be one  with a high Vulnerability Index,  low learning results, in complex context and engaged with two year  of the total implementation.  We invite you to create a commitment to chilean talent being sponsor of this school and getting the opportunity to create  a relationship with the school.

Doing this we will promote a real change in Chile improving our children's and grandchildren's future.

Learning to learn
Learning to learn
May 17, 2016

Tutorial Networks: Innovation to untidy the class.

redes araucania
redes araucania

Rodolfo Acuña was shaken up. He felt nervous, insecure. Rodolfo has been working at Carahue’s Liceo Claudio Arrau for five years, as a Wood Products technique specialty teacher. The school receives almost one thousand students, Carahue’s most emblematic school, a sort of mix in which children from the country meet and mingle with children of local municipal officials. It’s a public school, in a critical time for public education. It’s a technical school, in a country where technique education is more difficult than a scientific humanist school. It’s a school in a country whose learning rates have been stuck for decades. “There are so many barriers”, Acuña thinks. The school’s directing team knew these limitations and wanted to overcome them. In 2015 they started implementing an educational innovation to mobilize, to change: The Tutoring Networks.

Tutoring Networks is an innovative educational approach born in Mexico, replacing the traditional classroom paradigm, by allowing students to choose what they want to learn so they develop those subjects in a tutor relationship with their teacher. That basic freedom gives back the students the enthusiasm and excitement of learning. The tutor relationship, also encourages dialogue and horizontality. And public demonstration, the final step of the tutoring encourages abstract thinking, metacognition (being aware of how we learn) and communicational skills.

In October 2015, Rodolfo Acuña accepted the invitation for a tutoring and its approach with curiosity and some skepticism. That day, Educacion2020 along with the Mexican team of Tutoring Networks taught the tutorial to 28 educational professionals from six public schools from Araucanía. Rodolfo Acuña’s tutor was Gabriel Cámara, creator of the approach. That’s when he started feeling nervous.

—Something strange happened. I chose a tutoring on the Pythagorean theorem, that I thought I knew well. When I had to present the subject, I realized I knew very little. I got nervous, because you are used to be very confident when you speak.

 That day was the starting point of the Tutoring Networks in Chile, a moment that Educación 2020 was looking forward for very long. Since 2014, Educación 2020 and the Luksic Foundation join seven public school from Araucanía, supporting their strengthening later. In the search for finding new ways of learning and teaching, injecting radical innovation to an educational system for the 21st century that holds on to 18th century logics; both foundations believed in the Tutoring Networks.

 And it also made sense to schools. Rodolfo Acuña says he felt nervous, but the good kind. Because since that experience he started questioning his endeavor in the classroom. He realized that the teacher doesn’t have to know it all. That it’s OK to be a permanent learner. And started with small changes.

—This untidies the classroom. Now, I think more on the emotional side of my students. I’m achieving a closer conversation; I try to listen instead of me talking all the time.

Rodolfo Acuña wants to keep going, he wants his students to improve their tutoring skills so they become tutor to other students, and so on, the Tutoring Network unfolds. From Educación 2020, we hope it expands not just in this school, but to the whole country. That soon, this educational innovation will be public policy.

Mar 15, 2016

Our Final and Results Report!

Dear Friends and Project Supporters,  

Educación 2020 is closing this Project in order to focus on it’s new project, Improved Education for Chile's Vulnerable Students” (#22187). 

From all of us at Educación 2020, and all the students and teachers who benefitted from this project, we want to thank you for your collaboration!  

Highlights of this project include supporting the implementation of an innovative educational model called Tutorial Networks (“Redes de Tutoría”) in seven vulnerable schools in the Araucanía region. In a September 2015 report, UNICEF included Tutorial Relationships among the 4 learning models that have changed the learning paradigm in Latin America. The model comes to life through a one-on-one “tutorial relationship,” in which a tutor guides a student through her own process of learning through reflections and questions. Students themselves then become the tutors and the knowledge transfer continues. This method emphasizes the development of autonomous learning skills, and evaluations show that students who learn via the Tutorial Relationships model build self-confidence and significantly improve academic performance. This model has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools in Singapore, Thailand, Mexico, and San Diego, and is now enriching vulnerable classrooms in Chile through the efforts of donors like you!

Another highlight of this Global Giving project was its support for efforts to improve Chile’s  technical education system. At present, Chile’s technical schools have the highest percentage of vulnerable students, the poorest academic quality of all post- secondary education programs, and no organized student government groups. In addition, technical  education programs  are  not  aligned  with  current  private  sector  demands.  To address  these  deficiencies,  Educación 2020’s Communications Team launched a national awareness  campaigns  in 2015  called “Mejora La Técnica” (“Improve Technical Education.”) The campaign includes social media, videos, print materials,  infographics,  and  interactive web  platforms  that  encourage critical  debate  from a diverse  group of citizens. They also  create  a space  for citizens  to  share  ideas, opinions, and  proposals  related  to  Chile’s technical  education system.

While this Project has come to a close, we hope that you will check out our new GlobalGiving Project,Improved Education for Chile's Vulnerable Students” (#22187).This project will help us to improve learning outcomes for 4,000 vulnerable students in Chile’s poorest regions.


Thank you again for your generous support, and we hope you’ll visit our GlobalGiving page again!

 
   

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