The future always makes us curious and at some point stimulates the imagination of all of us. Whether cars fly, people can replace their organs with machines, time travel is possible, we all dreamed of what it will be like tomorrow. However, there are currently surprising cases, such as the fact that Argentina implements educational robotics in elementary schools in Buenos Aires.
Educational robotics in Argentina: this is reality
Maybe you’ve ever seen it The Jetsons, an old cartoon about a futuristic family. Maybe you saw robots teaching classes and you found it an attractive but distant option. Are we really that far from including robots in our education system? Argentina can give you an idea.
According to a recent report by Inter-American dialogueArgentina analyzed the implementation and implementation of the robotics plan in the province of Buenos Aires. This organization is a in Washington D.C.
This provincial plan for educational robotics was created by Resolution 645 of the Directorate-General for Culture and Education of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
However, this is still far from reflecting what we saw in the series. Maybe it’s not about having robots as teachers, but that doesn’t mean that this plan doesn’t matter and is worth repeating.
The report talks about the initiative and the challenges it poses. The provincial plan for educational robotics promotes the development of content as well as educational and didactic resources for primary school children.
According to the InterAmerican Dialogue, this plan is presented as a way to approach robotics in the classroom. In addition, it should be shown that this can be a universal strategy for the region in the future.
“The proposed robotics plan is presented as a comprehensive strategy, ranging from sourcing and preparing the materials to working with the teacher in the classroom.”
Inter-American Dialog 2020
What did the plan include?
According to the report on inter-American dialogue, the precise purpose of the provincial plan is primarily “Improve the poor performance of elementary school students in subjects like language and math“”
For clarification, it was not about robots that teach classes, because we are still very far from it regionally. However, the focus of this provincial plan was on promoting the priority learning centers for digital education, programming and robotics at the federal level. In other words, update the curriculum.
The report also shows that these changes made it possible to modernize the content to be taught in schools. These changes institutionalized and mandated progress in this regard. Despite the challenges, the benefits of the provincial plan were evident, the report said.
We are also talking about the development of content as well as educational and didactic resources; Robotics training and workshop strategies in the classroom with robotics kits and programming with progressive internet access.
What problems does it react to?
With this program Argentina wants to overcome the education crisis in Latin America. The aim is “Use the transformative power of technology to change the way children learnAnd thus improve public education systems.
This would not be the first time in the world that the benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) have been explored. However, we repeat that it is worth taking a look at how he comes from the region. It undoubtedly has broad potential for the future of education.
The socio-cultural changes in more than a century require transformations that question the way in which knowledge is organized.
From CriptoTendencia we advocate exploring alternatives and innovative solutions to the problems that affect us in different ways.