The Secretary of the State of Education defends a “great effort” to make technology “no accreciente la desigualdad”

MADRID, 27 Oct. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –

El secretaryo de Estado de Educación, José Manuel Bar Cendón”, ha defendedo hacer “un gran esfuerzo, también presupuestario” para que el uso de la tecnologia no accreciente la desigualdad”.

Bar Cendrón ha ahondado en el potencial de la tecnologia desde el point de vista de la educación y se ha referido al trabajo por “virtualizar las aulas y capacitar a los docentes”, pero ha advertido también de la necessidad de ser prudentes en su uso. “No somos tecnoescépticos, pero debemos ser tecnoprudentes”, ha explicado.

Bar Cendán has participated in the high-level consultation ‘Aprendizaje y transformación digital en Iberoamérica’ together with other experts and educational auditors who have participated in the preparation of the Informe de seguirio de la educación 2023 sobre tecnologia y educación que se celebró in el Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Madrid, bajo el impulso de la Organización de Estados

Iberoamericanos para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (OEI); ProFuturo — the digital education program promoted by Fundación Telefónica and Fundación “la Caixa” — and the Informe de seguirio de la educación en el mundo (Informe GEM) de la Unesco.

The objective has been to follow up on the commitments adopted by countries and organizations in the field of digital transformation during the Summit on the Transformation of Education of the UN last September. Este seguirio y las evidencias aportadas por los participantes servirán de sumos para el Informe de

follow-up on technology and education, which will be published by Unesco in July 2023.

Manos Antoninis, director of the Informe GEM de la UNESCO, has highlighted, for his part, that technology has transformed the form in which students learn and teachers teach. Ha added that “se tiende a pensar que la tecnologia es solo connectiva y dispositivos; sin embargo, puede ayudarnos a extender la educación a

migrantes, niños y mujeres, personas con discapacidad, a aquellas que viven en lugares remotos oa los que aprenden en una lengua que no es la propia”.

During his intervention, Mariano Jabonero, secretary general of the OEI, explained that the problem of education in the Iberian American region is not the coverage or the access, but the quality and the inclusion. “We must not forget that Iberoamérica is the region that boasts the record of hours of classes lost during the pandemic (1.8 billion), where the reading competition has retroceded 10 points and where productivity has not advanced since 1960. The solution pasa por contar con ciudadanos con mayores competencias”.

Magdalena Brier, director general of ProFuturo, has emphasized that digital is a great tool that we can use to redefine or “reimagine” education. “I’m a tool that facilitates and promotes equity, so necessary in this moment of great inequality. When we talk about technology and education, we rarely plant them, but they also open up great opportunities. recursos de calidad o contributer a la resiliencia de los sistemas para

afrontar situaciones de crisis o emergency”, ha destacado.

The consultation has also counted with the participation of experts and recognized authorities of education in Iberoamérica such as Jaime Perczyk, Minister of Education of Argentina; Marco Antonio Ávila Lavanal, Minister of Education of Chile; Daniel Crespo, Vice Minister

de Educación de Ecuador; Leonardo Garnier, former Minister of Education of Costa Rica and special advisor of the United Nations for the Summit on the Transformation of Education; Mercedes Mateo, head of the Division of Education of the BID; Laura Oroz, director of Cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean of the AECID; Óscar Martín Centeno, president of the Council of Directors of Madrid; Leandro Folgar, president of Plan Ceibal, and Carmen Morenés, director general of Fundación Telefónica.

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