The Education Above All Foundation in cooperation with the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and the Global Education Forum (GEF) in Colombia held a panel discussion to discuss the role of innovation in enhancing education outcomes for formerly out of school children enrolled through EAC projects at the primary level.
The session that was moderated by Executive Director of EAA’s Educate A Child programme Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi featured a keynote speech delivered by Vice-Minister of Basic Education for Paraguay Alcira Sosa for to audience where she discussed the role and strategy of the Ministry of Education strategy, and pedagogical development in her country, the foundation said in a statement.
The statement added that following the keynote, a sequence of presentations showcased various innovative pedagogical advancements and their practical application in EAC joint partnership projects. UNICEF presented the Universal Design for Learning principles, demonstrating its application and effectiveness in Paraguay. “buildOn” provided an engaging presentation on their successful use of traditional Mayan practices in a modern context in Guatemala, and the Pies Descalzos Foundation shed light on the unique hybrid project, which fuses playful and engaging strategies with conventional education, social-emotional learning, and the upgrading of educational infrastructure and communications in Colombia.
These presentations highlighted the dynamic ways that innovation can enhance educational outcomes and emphasizes the importance of ensuring context specific solutions for out of school children.
In this context, Executive Director of Educate A Child Dr. Mary Joy Pigozzi said: “As our societies grapple with deep-seated economic disparities, under-resourced infrastructure, and a lack of quality education, many are also confronted with the distinct challenges and possibilities of additional barriers to education including climate change, conflict and health crises. Creative adaptation of the current education offerings we have heard about today is essential for stakeholders to support the necessary transformations that are essential to swiftly usher in a more sustainable future for all”.
Source: Qatar News Agency