Acceleration of Education and Learning
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), significant proportions of students struggle to attain basic competencies in reading and mathematics. To address this issue, traditional practices like grade repetition are prevalent, leading to delayed access to grade-level education and overcrowded classrooms. However, emerging research challenges the effectiveness of this approach. Instead, an innovative solution gaining traction is Accelerated Learning, rooted in neuroscience and psychology. It emphasizes learner-centered pedagogy, socioemotional development, and collaboration with families. EdTech platforms also present promising opportunities for learning acceleration. These approaches mark a paradigm shift towards holistic, student-centered learning solutions that aim to enhance educational outcomes and bridge learning gaps.