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Oct 2018
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Bando, Rosangela; Gertler, Paul
We analyze evidence from 10 at-scale field experiments in four countries on the effect of inquiry- and problem-based pedagogy (IPP) on students’ math and science test scores. IPP creates active…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Gallego, Francisco; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Alfonso, Mariana
Tailoring instruction to each student’s needs can produce significant learning gains. However, few programs have successfully implemented this approach. In this paper, we present the results of a…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Alfonso, Mariana
Improving learning among low-achieving students is a challenge in education. We present results from the first randomized experiment of an inquiry-based remedial science education program for low-…
May 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
We do not live in a vacuum. Instead, we are connected to innumerable other living entities, and our individual vantage point is only one among many. When we hear people talk about protecting the…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Climate change presents huge challenges for humankind. Yet within these challenges lie myriad opportunities for people of all ages, including professional opportunities in exciting, influential…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Once upon a time, there was a place with good soil for plants and good sources of water for wild animals. Many, many plants grew there, and many wild animals made it their home. People liked it too.…
Apr 2016
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"You are what you eat." It's a familiar expression, but do youhave any idea how true it is? Food does a lot more than simply nourish our bodies; it's an essential part of who we…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
A healthy environment is made up of many elements that are indispensable for our physical and spiritual health, our cultural wellbeing, and our happiness. Among these are, of course, breatheable air…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
"We are mostly water." True or false? Strange as it may seem, it's true! Our bodies are 75 percent water. In fact, some animals such as jellyfish are up to 99 percent water - about the…
Dec 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
Like all living things, humans are "open systems." We're part of - not separate from - our environment, and we continually exchange materials, energy and information with it. What…
Aug 2015
Author(s): Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto; Bolivar, Ángela; Wilches-Chaux, Gustavo
The universe is energy, we are energy What one thing does everything in the universe have in common? Energy. Everything in the universe is made up of atoms, and all atoms contain energy. Our bodies…
May 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Educational spaces, apart from their functionality and efficient use of natural resources, should be conducive to learning and offer comfort and security to the people entering them. This requires…
May 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Take a look at the garbage bin in your school or home. Have you ever wondered what makes its content garbage? If you look inside, you may see that the waste at the bottom of the bin is made up of…
May 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
The World Health Organization says that all cities and towns should have a minimum of 9 square meters (m2) of green space per person. In Latin America there are 3.5 m2 per capita. What is it like in…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Have you thought about what your life will be like in 10 or 15 years? Surely you have imagined yourself being happy, moving around your favorite spaces, working on what you like, and enjoying…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
There is nothing more stimulating than deciding to improve the space in which one lives and. In so doing, one can change the way one lives. Doing this alone, while possible, is extremely difficult.…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
How much energy do you think is needed to light and mobilize all the machines and devices operating on the planet? Have you ever thought that by turning on a light in your house or school you are…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Even though there is plenty of water on earth, not all of it is suitable for consumption. One out of every five people does not have access to safe drinking water, and 40 percent of the planet's…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Thousands of children and young people who attend schools every day (on schedules ranging from 4 to 10 hours) consume large amounts of natural resources (water, trees made into paper, fossil fuels…
Apr 2015
Author(s): Robles, Marina; Näslund-Hadley, Emma; Ramos, María Clara; Paredes, Juan Roberto
Climate change poses new hazards to schools and heightens preexisting ones. Every day we hear news of some community in the world being adversely affected by natural phenomena such as excess water (…