Universidad Latina hosts 9th Educational Congress, analyzing changes in Costa Rica's education system

09/06/2011


ULCR hosts education conference

The Costa Rican educational system should adapt to the current era, which requires systematic and programmatic changes. Schools need to create conditions in which students feel comfortable in receiving computerized learning.

This was one of many commitments undertaken by Universidad Latina, who through the Ninth Congress Education that took place on 3 and 4 June at the Heredia Campus, established a framework for reflection on the role of Costa Rican education in an era full of change.

The conference was attended by 30 national and international specialists in various areas of education. The inauguration was attended by the Deputy Minister of Planning, Mr. Mario Mora Quirós, who gave an overview of the current challenges facing education in Costa Rica.

In addition, Dr. Gloria Campos, Director of Education at Universidad Latina, said that adapting the education system to the information age is one of the biggest challenges that Costa Rica needs to face. According to some experts, the Costa Rican education requires many changes and one of the most urgent is to adapt to new technology. "We must be consistent with the requirements to integrate this medium some of which, no doubt, have already passed us by. We need to do a 180 degree turn and not fear technology. We need to get past this traditionalism," said Campos.

This was a vital point for the development of the conference, which discussed topics such as alternative curriculum design, pedagogy, aesthetics, psychodrama, the concept of beauty and education, the role of modern education to the growing social inequality in Costa Rica, among others.