Mexico’s Education Minister Aurelio Nuno on Thursday presented a new education model to meet the current challenges of a more globalised world.
“The model will encompass elementary up to high school and is based on three themes: schools, teachers and content’’, Nuno said.
According to Nuno, schools for the first time will be given autonomy to decide part of the content that they will teach to their pupils.
“The new model contemplates allowing schools to define a part of their curriculum when it comes to giving chess classes, financial and robotics education as well as regional content.
“Key learning, artistic and sporting activities are also contemplated along with emotional regulation and life values’’, Nuno noted.
The minister said the new education model would serve as a guide to the policies and strategies needed in the education sector with collaboration from teachers, parents, pupils, the public and political parties.
Nuno also presented the curricular proposal for Compulsory Education, at an official ceremony held on the patio of the Public Education Secretariat.
Nuno explained that the new model would be submitted for three rounds of public consultation between July 29 and Aug. 29.
He said that as from Monday, the National Governors’ Conference would convene in order to address issues in education.
“This is a process that we should carry out with a lot of care.
“We should build the new education and teacher training programs so that we can give Mexico the change it needs in 2018’’, the minister said.
Nuno reiterated his commitment to improving education so that it could be adapted to meet regional particularities. (Xinhua/NAN)