Mabel Quiroga

Organisation: SOLE Argentina

Mabel is an English teacher and education specialist. She has worked with Dr. Mitra and his team in different minimally invasive education and SOLE projects for more than ten years. Back in 2009 she helped set up the SOLE – SOME project and conducted a number of Skype Sessions across several School in the Cloud Labs in India. In 2013 she founded SOLE Argentina and has since then been working on SOLE-related projects: One-year pilot program in a government school in the city of Buenos Aires and training workshops for teachers around the country.

SOLE Argentina

SOLE Argentina aims to promote the SOLE methodology so that it becomes a well-known pedagogical theory which is shared, implemented and experienced by Argentine teachers on a regular basis. We aim to promote and advance 21st Century skills amongst primary and secondary students and teachers and enable them to fully participate and succeed in an interconnected global society. Our ultimate goal is to design and implement a set of educational policies based on the main tenets of the SOLE approach. To accomplish our vision, we have built a network of public-private partnerships with education professionals, NGOs, government and civil society agents.

As well as working in close cooperation with SOLE Central, we are setting up a research hub in Buenos Aires, Argentina through IITA (Institute of Research and Technology and Learning), a University of Buenos Aires agency.

SOLE Colombia

SOLE Colombia believes that when collaborating in groups, anybody can learn anything. Within groups, people can work to solve their own challenges and transform their community through self-organisation. SOLE Colombia has reached 14 provinces in Colombia, setting up over 300 SOLEs in 2015 alone, and aims to reach over 2 million children and young people in the next 5 years. We are a think & do tank that believes in transforming the future of learning in Colombia by massively scaling the use of Self-Organised Learning Environments to all corners of the country.

We do this through public and private partnerships and by improving the use of ICT already set in place by the Colombian government in over 40,000 schools, 1,400 libraries and 8,000 public internet kiosks. Within the SOLE Colombia community we create the knowledge, tools and experiences to make SOLE a transforming movement, empowering people to take control of their learning.