At EduCaixa, we believe in evidence as a driving force for transforming education, and we believe in teachers and their capacity for transformation. The experience and expertise of teachers combined with evidence and informed decision-making is key to generating shared knowledge and making continual improvements to education.
Since we live in the digital era, we now have access to a wide range of diverse and unlimited information about a variety of different subjects. While this may initially have seemed like a great opportunity, it has also become a major challenge. These days it seems more important to make content go viral, rather than ensuring it is credible, and information is published, distributed and shared with no filter whatsoever. As such, among the wide range of information provided by the internet and the globalised world about education, we are often at risk of believing baseless information to be true and of putting into practice models, methodologies and theories that, although they may seem of high quality, in reality are not credible enough, so implementing them in our classrooms may actually be counterproductive.
The importance of promoting critical thinking in students and prioritising credible information over viral content must also be stressed to teachers, now more than ever, so they are capable of identifying, verifying, applying, evaluating and sharing credible information, experiences and content.
Decades ago, the main goal was to ensure that everyone had access to information, but now the priority is to search for and identify credible information that will form the basis of our teaching work.
Rigour and evidence, alongside our own teaching experience, are the perfect combination for making informed decisions.
It is on this basis that at EduCaixa we have launched a call for applications so we can support education centres by offering training on the use of educational evidence and financing the evaluation of teaching activities that are being carried out.
More information: https://educaixa.org/es/evaluacion-programas-educativos