Marcelo Trivelli

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

History to reflect on and not to memorise

The history classes of my school days bring back both good and bad memories. It clearly depended on who was responsible for teaching it in the classroom and how they did it. Looking back, I understood that the study of…

Gabriela Mistral: ahead of her time

Last January 10th marked the 65th anniversary of Gabriela Mistral’s death. A person ahead of her time, her legacy remains fully valid today, even when the world has changed significantly. In addition to being an extraordinary poet who received the…

Educational institutions are also in crisis

When we talk about education, we usually refer only to the teaching and learning dimension. Socio-emotional education is rarely addressed, and almost never its institutionalization. The discrediting of institutions also affects education: schools, high schools and colleges. Educational institutions are…

Individualism vs. collaboration

Completely individualistic societies do not work, nor do completely collective ones. A person on his or her own is not capable of surviving, and a person who lacks identity, because he or she is mimicked in the mass, becomes a…

Democracy threatened by populism

We grew up in a time when the opposite of democracy was dictatorship. Today, in the 21st century, we face a new reality. The main threat to democracy is no longer governments backed by force of arms, but populism disguised…

Education: Putting lessons learned in pandemics into practice

There are more than five million students in primary and secondary education in more than ten thousand educational establishments in the country. The diversity is gigantic and no other state institution has the territorial coverage that education has. It is…

New paradigm for education

Much is said about the need for a substantive change in the education of children and young people. So much so that today there is a need for a paradigm shift, which is defined as: “A theory or set of…

Chile: Let’s revalue education

Figures released by the Chilean Ministry of Education on school dropout rates for the year 2021 indicate that nearly 40,000 school-age children and young people abandoned their studies in the last year, 53% of whom are male and 46%, female.…

New Masculinities – the example of Federer and Nadal

A few days ago, in Roger Federer’s farewell match, playing doubles with his friend and competitor Rafael Nadal, they were captured in a photograph, which went viral on social networks, in which both are shown crying visibly moved and Federer…

The value of democracy in schools

With automatic registration and compulsory voting, 85% of citizens voted in the exit plebiscite that rejected the Constitutional proposal. This high voter turnout gives great legitimacy to the result and to the republican institutions. But the fact that voting is…

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