Education and Digital Culture: Constructions of the One-to-one Learning Programme in Buenos Aires City

Maria Florencia Ripani

Abstract


This paper seeks to establish whether the Plan Sarmiento BA, the one-to-one learning programme benefitting all state-run primary schools in the city of Buenos Aires, promotes pupil motivation and integration into digital culture, as well as the extent to which the results can be attributed to its design and implementation. A description is given of the Plan’s pedagogical proposal, and observations are made based on quantitative and qualitative information provided by reports, projects and testimonials
from pupils, parents and teachers. The study then goes on to detail
changes in attitude and practices that demonstrate an increase in the motivation of pupils and their integration into digital society, which also extends to their family group, thus generating a significant impact on socio-educational inclusion. It concludes
by associating aspects of the Plan’s design with emerging changes and establishes the importance of creating spaces of consensus and collaboration in the construction of this type of project, as well as the need to conduct continuous observations in order to ratify or rectify the direction of work.
The study is of crucial importance since more knowledge needs to be generated regarding one-to-one learning programmes and their contribution to policy design.

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