The II International Congress on Education and New Technologies was held in the province of Santiago del Estero. Challenges and possibilities in current scenarios, organized and coordinated by the Secretariat of Science and Technology and CyT Consulting.
The purpose of the meeting was to generate a space for critical reflection on policies, research, devices, knowledge and practices, with a view to favoring the collective construction of responses to the challenges that the mainstreaming of technologies raised for the educational field.
On behalf of San Juan, the undersecretary of Educational Planning, Silvia Pelizzari, explained the institutional experiences of Initial, Primary, Secondary and Youth and Adult Education levels. She makes visible how much work is being done in San Juan educational institutions from small experiences to advanced ones such as the use of robotics, 3D printing, programming, among others.
Pelizzari pointed out that “technological and didactic policies flooded our homes, our schools. We will have to reinvent ourselves, reinvent the school and its teaching practices based on changes in the cultural world, in society. How can we continue teaching the same way if everything has changed? Not even we are the same.”
“Currently information and communication technologies, multiculturalism and globalization, among other factors, present new challenges for education. It is essential to understand technological languages to appropriate the knowledge that implies knowing how to interpret reality in order to build autonomous opinions and then intervene in reality. Much of the challenge in pedagogical practices for technology and education is related to the convergence of various languages, in an economically globalized world, in which there are concepts, structures that cannot be alien to the network, to interaction, to interculturality, the vertiginous transfer of information, non-linear structures and fundamentally the development of awareness and responsibility as users and producers of information”, said the official.
He further added: “The COVID-19 pandemic was a great disruptor for institutional, pedagogical practices, requiring substantial changes, both in the modes of organization and operation, and in the teaching and learning processes. It was necessary to assume that virtual environments were the ones that would allow sustaining such practices with the aim of guaranteeing the right to education. The post-pandemic period continues to be the scenario that focuses on digital, methodological transformation, innovation and the development of creativity, perhaps like at no other time in history. We are challenged to comply with the Sustainable Development Goals and attentive to the 2030 Agenda, to guarantee its fulfillment”.
“National and provincial educational policies assume the commitment and allow thousands of young people, boys and girls, to already have their devices (netbook, tablets), Internet to reach schools and teaching strategies to be designed in the key of responsible use. and tech-conscious. We know that they are slow processes, that require substantial transformations, such as those experienced in the midst of a pandemic, but now with the ability to reflect on what we are doing and on the horizon that we envision in the immediate future,” Pelizzari concluded.
This Congress was a sharing of ideas, good practices and debates around education and technology, to weave networks and move towards an equal society with social justice for all people. National and international experts, generators of public policies challenged to think about the future and the challenges of education and technology.
- Hernán Vigier, Planning Director of the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI)
- Hugo Rojas, rector of the National University of Austral Patagonia
- Mercedes Leal, vice-rector of the National University of Tucumán
- Rodolfo Tecchi, former rector of the National University of Jujuy
- Juan José Castelucci, former rector of the National University of Tierra del Fuego, Falkland Islands and South Atlantic Islands
- María Jossele Bucco Coelho, Academic and Training Secretary of the Federal University of Paraná / Curitiba / Brazil
- mg. Eduardo Tolosa, coordinator of the Virtual Campus and Teacher Training in Virtual environments. National University of Catamarca.
- Aldo Lineras, Minister of Education, Science and Technology of the Province of Chaco
- Andrea Centurión, Minister of Education of the Province of Catamarca.
- Alberto Galarza, president of the Provincial Council of Education of the Province of Misiones
- Silvia Pelizzari, Undersecretary of Educational Planning of the Province of San Juan.
- Raúl Horacio Ola, general manager at CIID SE (Knowledge, Research, Innovation and Development Society of the State)
- Francisco Zamora, University teacher. Specialist in Computer Tools.
- Antonio Pappalardo, lecturer in the Faculty of Exact Sciences and Technologies of the National University of Santiago del Estero
- Luis Nocetti, National Coordinator of the Technical Exchange Network with the Popular Economy (RITEP)
- Lia Pinheiro, referent of the Universidad do Ceara / Fortaleza / Brazil
- Mónica Fernández Pais, former National Director of Initial Education of the Ministry of Education of the Nation
- Carlos Giordano, Chief of Staff of the National University of La Plata
- Gabriel Brener, professor at the National University of Hurlingham
- Luz Alberguzzi, director of the Department of Cs. Social and Education of the National Pedagogical University
- Leonardo Cruder, researcher at the National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI)
- Segundo Moyano Mangas, referent of the Open University of Catalonia / Barcelona / Spain.
- Jaime Sobogal, referent of the National University of Colombia / Colombia
- Alvaro Ugueño Novoa, referent of the University of La Serena / Chile