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The transformation that expertise is inflicting in society brings with it formidable challenges, additionally for schooling. Parents and educators marvel what the influence of gadgets and platforms will likely be on the mental improvement of a technology that’s already born glued to screens. Advances, particularly these associated to synthetic intelligence, can present priceless pedagogical instruments, however on the identical time they elevate questions whose solutions are barely outlined earlier than new questions come up. Children and younger persons are natives of a digital world by which they handle, a minimum of technically, higher than those that should information them. But on the identical time they’re orphans in that space, uncovered and unprotected, with their privateness at a distance. clic of going viral and a pervasive concern for reputation.

Experts in schooling, youth and childhood moderated by the newspaper journalist Ana Torres spoke about these points yesterday in Madrid, on the inaugural occasion of the Tendencias undertaking, organized by EL PAÍS.

Mar España Martí, director of the Spanish Data Protection Agency, was “totally in favor of the use of technology”, however warned concerning the impacts it’s inflicting on minors. And to avert these risks—suicide is the primary reason behind dying amongst adolescents—she advocated attaining an excellent consensus to achieve a State pact and a regulation for the safety of kids and youth. “There can be no ideologies in that,” she concluded.

Santiago Íñiguez, president of IE University, wished to provide an optimistic imaginative and prescient of the contribution of expertise to schooling. “Teaching online It gives more voice than purely face-to-face to introverted students, who are often the most creative,” he said. “And it enhances learning much more by allowing for a much more individualized approach,” she continued. Of course, she vindicated the role of well-trained teachers because “education is a social process and requires personal assistance, we cannot leave children with Siri.”

Anna Bajo Sanjuán, global head of Social Impact at Santander Universities, also stressed the need to reinforce teacher training. “Educating teachers is essential to avoid possible resistance and promote new technologies,” she explained. And she added: “We are profiting from the assembly boards to assist establishments on this coaching, find out how to make the most of all these instruments, get the constructive facet of them, past the dangers.”

María Acaso, head of the Education area of ​​the Reina Sofía Museum, emphasized the importance of the concept of visual sovereignty. “The time has come for us to decide which images we want to see and which we don’t,” she said. And she advocated that this digital literacy even extends to the use of images that seem frivolous to us, such as stickersbut in which, he recalled, a very different use has been demonstrated between men and women.

Mariano Jabonero, secretary normal of the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), lastly requested that progress be assessed when it comes to return and well-being. “The largest investment in education has been the purchase of computers. But the question we must ask ourselves is ‘and what is all this for?’” he questioned.