La falsa dicotomía entre papel y pantalla

Desde hace años vivimos en un mundo que compagina el uso de pantallas y papel. Este artículo en El País argumenta que nuestros cerebros han ido modificándose según los avances tecnológicos. Hoy en día “Internet permite ahora no solo almacenar y compartir grandes cantidades de información y conocimiento, sino interactuar a través de las pantallas”.…

The state of school education – one year into the COVID pandemic

This OECD report (in collaboration with UNESCO, UNICEF and The World Bank) gives a cross section how countries responded to the pandemic, ranging from school closures, remote learning, teacher vaccination and in some cases the return to in-class teaching. Traditional inequalities, normally less visible to the general public, have become amplified by the crisis, exposing…

Covid: Poor pupils fall further behind in maths

A recent study by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and reported by the BBC, suggests that those primary-school children who are eligible for free school meals have fallen behind their classmates in mathematics since the first lockdown in 2020. This is yet another pointer to the digital divide and the learning gap between the well…

Are all young people digital whiz-kids?

When we read about young people they are frequently defined with terms such as “digital natives”. As discussed in this article by UNESCO the implication is that growing up in a world far more technically advanced each day gives them a built-in sensitivity and awareness to technology, as well as a preference for the visual.…