Communicating educational innovation projects in Latin America mediated by the scaling of complex thinking: Contribution of the UNESCO-ICDE Chair in Mexico

Carlos Enrique George-Reyes 1 2 * , Edgar Omar López-Caudana 1, Víctor Gustavo Gómez-Rodríguez 3
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1 Institute for the Future of Education, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Monterrey, MEXICO
2 Universidad Politecnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo, Hidalgo, MEXICO
3 Universidad Bolivariana del Ecuador, Durán Canton, ECUADOR
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 14, Issue 3, Article No: e202434. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/14623
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Chair in the open educational movement for Latin America aims to promote scientific, technological, entrepreneurial, and innovative development. In Mexico, face-to-face bootcamps occur every two years, where prototypes of high-value solutions for education are developed using design and active learning methodologies, with the aim of scaling complex thinking and sustainable development. In the 2023 edition, 94 academicians from 12 countries participated (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Spain, the Dominican Republic, and the United Kingdom). Experts from Tecnológico de Monterrey, the Open University, the University of Leeds, and Siemens Stiftung supervised the process. This article presents the prototyped proposals and the results of applying the Play2Train4C methodology, enabling participants to develop educational innovation projects under the paradigm of complex thinking. The results indicate that (1) the participants managed to prototype ten proposals validated by experts and (2) their perceptions of their systemic, critical, scientific, and innovative thinking (sub-competencies of complex thinking) improved by the end of the bootcamp. The conclusion was that the UNESCO Chair boosted solution-building skills for the complex problems arising in Latin America and enabled key agents in education to improve their complex thinking skills for quality education, as promulgated by sustainable development goal 4.

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George-Reyes, C. E., López-Caudana, E. O., & Gómez-Rodríguez, V. G. (2024). Communicating educational innovation projects in Latin America mediated by the scaling of complex thinking: Contribution of the UNESCO-ICDE Chair in Mexico. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 14(3), e202434. https://doi.org/10.30935/ojcmt/14623

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