WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

Generative Schools


Description

In San Luis, technological innovation is combined with educational innovation: generative schools are an alternative that aims to provide more and better opportunities for children and young people in the province, in the obligation of the state to guarantee the right to education. They are public, free and inclusive schools that take the student as a center, recognizing who they are, how they learn, what their interests are, their weaknesses and strengths, their cultural and social environments.

As an alternative to total innovation, generative schools are institutions of social management that bet on a new design of physical space and new modes of social interaction and use of time, traversed by a trigger axis that defines the imprint of each institution. To date there are nineteen (19) active urban generative schools with twenty (20) more schools projected for the year 2019, including more than 1.700 students and almost 200 teachers from various points in the province.

A rural variant is added to the urban generative schools to guarantee the right to education of the young people from locations with the implementation of the Generative Secondary Level in 149 rural schools in different locations, reaching more than 1.500 students. Currently, implementation began in thirty (30) rural schools, programming for the next year gradually opening in the remaining ones.

Understanding that information and communication technologies contribute to the initiative of guaranteeing universal access to education, equality in education, the exercise of quality teaching and learning, the professional development of teachers, San Luis assumes the digital challenge in a transversal way on educational policies.

Generative schools are a great bet to decrease dropout rates because they are alternatives that seek to accompany students in the construction of their life projects, so that their passage through school is not just a formality derived from compulsory nature.

Project website

http://www.sanluis.edu.ar/generativas


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C7. E-learning 2019
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality

Coverage
  • San Luis province, Argentina

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2015

End date

Not set


Replicability

The development and success of this initiative in San Luis is the result of the political decision to invest heavily, during the last 20 years, in infrastructure, connectivity, and in facilitating access to devices for the population, as well as training. This initiative is replicable successfully only in this context.


Sustainability

Digital Inclusion as a Fundamental Human Right, a commitment assumed by the Government of San Luis and embodied in the Provincial Constitution in 2011, guarantees the continued investment of public resources towards a more inclusive, digitized and innovative society.


WSIS values promotion

The government of San Luis promotes strong policies against the fight against poverty, the strengthening of digital inclusion, gender equality, care for the environment, among others, through multiple initiatives and public policies. The development of a connectivity infrastructure, with a fiber optic network of more than 3,260 kilometers that allows free connectivity of the entire population throughout the territory, the delivery of devices, the development of digital platforms and ICT training they contribute strongly in these purposes. States that invest in ICT and develop development police improve the quality of life of the population. To date, those who have gained the most were those who could access the digital world.


Entity name

University of La Punta (ULP)

Entity country—type

Argentina Academia

Entity website

http://www.ulp.edu.ar