Science is claimed to be a lever for the overall improvement of education
The Science It is the foundation of any system. The Guide reduce el Error range And it paves the way, but it’s also true that abuse Improvisation value and reduces the strength Fiction. In education, for example, things work More for inertia of certainty. Nor does it help every government to adapt Educational system based on their ideology and that teachers The methodology must change at a pace The ups and downs of politics Not from the perspective of scholars and their reason. Now a group of experts, more than a hundred, have agreed to claim specifically, that officials, the government as well as the Catalan parliament, agree decisions about teaching Based on Research that allows, among other things, to fight school class. In short: try to take paths – oriented towards quality and equity in the education system – based on empirical evaluations. They ask, among other things, Multiply the investment by four Dedicated to research and development related to education.
More than one person may experience a certain feeling of “déjà vu”. Because Connecting knowledge and education Already had his moment two years ago when he was Education Department, Next to Boville Foundation The Catalan Institute for Public Policy EvaluationLives), promoted the “Schools of Evidence” project with the aim of “Bond stimulus Between research groups, educational centers and education improvement Verified evidence“It happened in November 2019, and the idea was to conduct a beta test in 20 centers where solid evidence would be collected, published and generated about practices in the educational field efficacy and efficiency“After almost two years, according to Ismael Plassin, Bofill’s manager, absolutely nothing has been done.
Promoters claim to “generate and impart accurate knowledge to improve the educational system”
That plan, or rather, the essence of what that plan should be, seems to be the seed of this statement which claims to allocate 1% of the education budget to “Generation and transfer of knowledge strict to improve the education systemNow, according to the two sites, only 0.27% has been contributed, while in Salut this percentage is 3.2%. However, the problem is not how to improve educational tools, but all the work that is done from universities or analysis centers has no effect on the real world, i.e. in schools, because there is rarely any Dialogue between the two regions. For us to understand each other, it is as if a Covid vaccine has been discovered but not reached the population. In fact, only 5% of coordinators investigation groups On education in Catalonia we believe that their work knowledge transfer It affects the improvement of public policies. The same thing happens, the statement says, with all international projects whose background also goes unnoticed.
a decade of waiting
All this, according to the promoters, must be administered by the Agència d’Avaluació i Prospectiva de l’Educació, enshrined in the Education Code of Catalonia, whose publication he deplores rest contract. The dialogue between decision-makers and scientific knowledge, according to experts, should be in both directions, as researchers must be able to access all the data related to teaching to reach their conclusions that can be referenced later to improve the system. This is how other countries in Europe work, and the conclusion, in his opinion, is succulent: “The result is a system that empowers its professionals because it provides them Accurate knowledge and relevant to decision-making.
The proposal presents specific objectives and proposals. The 16 actions proposed by drivers, coordinated by Nuria Comas s Josep Maria Vilalta, revolves around the need to connect more and better worlds. This means, they insist, more funding for research, more means of accessing and applying knowledge in educational centers, and creating a platform” knowledge transfer Concerning educational policies “which forward proposals to both public agents and the rest of society and create a unit of communication between the ‘advisers'” education Based on Research and universitiesCousins, in a somewhat distant relationship.
“The disconnect that exists between educational knowledge and policy means a huge loss of opportunity,” Comas said Monday while introducing the statement. The document, however, lacks some sense of reality Despite your good intentions. How school principals and teachers are being absorbed day in and day out with so many unexpected events, extremely tight budgets, and understaffing, Building problems Or families who don’t always make it easy. Education definitely lacks science, but also Resources.
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