At the launch, Analía Jaimovich, education specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank and Ana María Raad, manager of the Center for Innovation in Education at Fundación Chile, highlighted the importance of this unprecedented platform as a window into the world of effective educational innovations that invite the different actors to look with renewed eyes at their own local realities, to identify their problems and to put into practice new ideas and solutions, and to tackle in a collaborative way, their present and future challenges.
At the event, a panel discussion was held on how to promote educational innovation, moderated by Emilia González, leader of development of new projects of Fundación Chile, where they presented their ideas. Arturo Celedón, director of development of the Colunga Foundation; Cristián Bellei, associate researcher at the Center for Advanced Research in Education at the University of Chile (CIAE) and Juan Carlos Navarrete, director of the Karol Cardenal school in Krakow, participate at this panel. This educational project was also included in SUMMA´s map.
In addition, more than 40 experts and key players participated actively in four reflection groups on how to move towards in innovative learning systems from the different fields and actors linked to education. These experts included members of the educational community, researchers, academics, secondary and university students, and representatives of the public and private sectors, as well as civil society organizations.
Regarding the multidisciplinary and pluralist workshop, Javier González, director of SUMMA, stated that “the 50 programs included in the Map are an invitation to continue reflecting and advancing the challenges facing education in each context. At the same time, the various views and experiences enrich the transformative capacity of paradigm shifts in education”.