Marcelo Trivelli

Presidente de Fundación Semilla y Miembro de la Red Regional de Educación para la Ciudadanía Mundial de América Latina y el Caribe.

Transition Test: It makes no difference where you are born or where you study

On January 11, the results of the Transition Test (PDT), the instrument used to determine university entrance, were made public in Chile and, once again, it is clear that it does not matter where you are born or where you…

Facing fears makes us freer

Fear is the bodily and/or psychological reaction to a thought that arises in the brain, based on past or imaginary experiences, when faced with the projection of the occurrence of an undesired event. It is an adaptive response for survival…

November 25: the Silence of Men

On 25 November, the International Day of Nonviolence against Women was commemorated. Progress has been made in making visible femicides and those aggressions of high social connotation, but the violence that women in Chile experience on a daily basis is…

To discover and learn: to govern is to connect

“To govern is to educate” was the motto of the government of Chilean President Pedro Aguirre Cerda. More than 80 years have passed and that phrase and its programmatic content have become part of our history. Children and young people…

No presidential programme proposes a paradigm shift in education

With less than two weeks to go before the presidential elections in Chile, it is striking that, despite the fact that there is agreement that education requires profound change, no candidate has proposed a paradigm shift in his or her…

NINIS. The Gender Gap and the Asymmetry between Education and the Labour Market

The National Employment Survey for the mobile quarter July – September 2021 that was presented by the National Statistics Institute (INE) provides us with interesting information regarding young people between 15 and 24 years of age who are not studying…

Children and young people learn by imitation

In a study conducted in the United States between 1977 and 1995, psychologists Leonard Eron and Rowell Huesmann concluded that greater exposure of children to violence in the media is the cause of more violent behaviour in youth and adulthood.…

The monsters are on a tour of Chile

Today, with regard to the constituent process that is taking place in our country, I am reminded of the phrase of the philosopher and ideologist Antonio Gramsci who wrote that “the old world is dying; the new one takes time…

Transgressions against the law and/or ethics, nothing surprises us any more

More than 600 journalists in over 100 countries have sifted through nearly 12 million documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that show tax evasion, hidden assets, money laundering and other financial movements by some of the world’s…

The winners are those who best accept and assume their failures.

Uncontrolled competition, individualism and exitism are corroding people, society and its institutions because in order to be successful, many are transgressing values such as honesty and respect for the rights of others. They are unwilling to fail and will do…

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