January 2018 Update from Buenos Aires

Learning by projects, the goal of the reform of high school education in Argentina


By Cecilia Boggi, PMP

International Correspondent

Buenos Aires, Argentina


A great opportunity arises for the Project Management in Argentina: recently it has been approved a program for the reform of the educational system of high schools, implementing, among other changes, the education by projects.

Education in Argentina has had a significant deterioration in recent years, which is evidenced by the poor results of the “Aprender” (Learn) tests, which evaluate students in public and private schools across the country, and by the school dropout rate of almost 50% in high school.

Added to that, in the coming years, 50% of current jobs will disappear and new ones will be created, with different demands of knowledge and skills, the Minister of Education of Argentina, Alejandro Finocchiaro, highlights that “At the high school it is still taught and learned as it was 100 years ago, the school did not adapt to the great changes in the world.” Finocchiaro added that “We have to rescue the values from the past, but we want to create a high school for the future”.

To reverse this situation, the Ministry of Education of the Nation developed a plan that aims to “support the planning and implementation processes of the transformation of high education in Argentina.” This program called “Secundaria 2030” (High School 2030) expects to reach 100% of graduates in secondary schools across the country by the year 2030 and has recently been approved by the Federal Educational Council, composed of the Education Ministers from all Argentine Provinces.

Among the interesting changes proposed by the program that seeks to achieve a high school that prepares young people for personal, social, cultural, labor, and productive development, teaching by projects stands out.


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About the Author


International Correspondent
Buenos Aires, Argentina




Cecilia Boggi, PMP is founder and Executive Director of activePMO, giving consulting services and training in Project Management and Leadership skills in Argentina and Latin America.

After graduating with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has managed software development projects and PMO implementation projects for more than 20 years both in the government and private sector. Cecilia has an Executive Master in Business Administration from Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain and also has graduated from an Executive Program in Business Management at Universidad del CEMA. She holds the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential since 2003, is certified as SDI Facilitator from Personal Strengths©, is a Professional Executive Coach accredited by Association for Coaching, UK, and alumni of the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class 2012.  Ms. Boggi is Past President of the PMI Buenos Aires Argentina Chapter, and is a founding member of the PMI Nuevo Cuyo Chapter and PMI Santa Cruz Bolivia Chapter. She has been designated by PMI in the role of Mentor of Region 13, Latin America South, for the years 2014-2016.  Cecilia has participated in the development of PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition, leading the Chapter 9, Human Resource Management, content team and she is professor of Project Management and Leadership in some Universities and Institutes in Latin America.

She can be contacted at [email protected] and www.activepmo.com

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