World political and corporate leaders today launched a major new Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s Education during a High-Level Forum held at UNESCO Headquarters. UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova welcomed the participants to the Forum which aimed to galvanize support from the private and public sectors to make quality education available for girls and women everywhere.
Globally, some 39 million girls of lower secondary age are currently not enrolled in either primary or secondary education, while two thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate adults are women. Only about one third of countries have achieved gender parity at secondary level.
The Global Partnership for Girls’ and Women’s education will focus mainly on secondary education and adult literacy, especially in Africa and Asia.
Jordi Adell, Linda Castañeda, Graham Atwell, Dolors Reig, Lola Torres, Boris Mir, Celestino Arteta, Ángel Falcón... un completo equipo de ponentes para un Congreso E-DUCA 2011 que llega a su quinta edición dedicado a un tema de total actualidad: Los Entornos Personales de Aprendizaje (PLE).
The first part of this article highlights the most commonly used technologies in science classrooms, reviewing the unique opportunities they offer that would not be possible otherwise. After discussing the potential (or lack thereof) of these technologies, the second part of the article presents a proposal for using some of them in a specific pedagogical context: an inquiry-based learning cycle for laboratory work. The main aim of the proposal presented here is to discuss how a certain teaching and learning approach, such as inquiry-based learning, and a certain teaching and learning situation, such as school laboratory work, can be enriched by the use of ICTs. Finally, a detailed example of how specific ICTs are used in laboratory work sessions with an inquiry approach is also explained. This practical case comes from a research-based activity sequence on kinematics and dynamics developed for secondary school students within the framework of the local project REVIR.