Marcelo Trivelli

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

Competition is poisoning our hearts

Since the social outburst of October 2019, our country has been on a rollercoaster of events and emotions. Democracy has shown signs of strength because the institutions have fulfilled their role, but it has also shown a dark side in…

Winter Solstice, National Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On 21 June, the day of the winter solstice, the National Day of Indigenous Peoples was celebrated for the second time. Law 21.357 recognises and enshrines in our institutions a tradition of the peoples of the American continent who celebrate…

Public education is a priority for the government

The 1833 Political Constitution of the Republic of Chile, drafted and approved only fifteen years afterwards after the country had won its independence from the Spanish crown on the battlefield at Maipú, makes explicit reference to education in its Article…

Freedom expands hand in hand with education

At the beginning of our era, access to knowledge was restricted to small power groups composed of men. Women and the general population did not have access to education. It was not until the 19th century that states began to…

Coexistence means taking charge of conflicts

Acts of violence in school contexts have gained public relevance through the media and social networks. Some say that today we are seeing behaviour that was normalised and made invisible, others attribute it to a lack of socialisation as a…

Stereotypes steal people’s dignity

A stereotype is an unchanging image, idea or description held by one social group about another. They are used to simplify an already complex life. They are reductionist generalizations that emphasize some aspects and omit others. Regardless of whether stereotypes…

Educating by example

In a world where discourse is increasingly distanced from behaviour, the phrase once uttered by Albert Einstein becomes relevant: “Educating by example is not one way of educating, it is the only way”. Educating and teaching are two words that…

The fallacy of information

The information fallacy consists of believing that, if we provide people with truthful, objective and undistorted information, they will be able to digest and act rationally with respect to it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fallacy of…

Privilege vs equality before the law

This week we learned of the verdict that sentenced Nicolás Zepeda to 28 years in prison and the payment of a $150 million compensation for the crime of Narumi Kurosake that occurred in 2016 even though the victim’s body has…

A Minister of Education who focuses on school coexistence

Immediately afterwards the 2010 earthquake, at Fundación Semilla we took on the task of supporting schools in the devastated area of the O’Higgins Region, through Post Traumatic Stress Containment programmes. Soon after, we realised that the stress was caused by…

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