Learning Passport Costa Rica
‘Aprendo Pura Vida’: Strengthening Learning in Children and Adolescents
Aprendo Pura Vida is Costa Rica's Learning Passport digital educational platform, providing Costa Rican students with a comprehensive selection of free courses in an asynchronous format. This initiative was established in partnership by the Ministry of Public Education (MEP) and UNICEF Costa Rica, effectively merging several pre-existing programs into a unified digital education platform.
Aprendo Pura Vida seeks to mitigate the learning losses caused by the dual impact of COVID-19-related school closures and the disruptions brought about by various natural disasters that interrupt the regular educational flow throughout the year.
Through the provision of this digital learning platform, The MEP and UNICEF Costa Rica, have made considerable strides toward enhancing the educational experience of both students and teachers in the country.
A demonstrative practice from Costa Rica to the world
The platform's automatic registration process - which utilized the institutional email accounts for students, teachers, and administrators within the system - played a key role in facilitating this achievement. This streamlining of registration procedures propelled the widespread adoption of Aprendo Pura Vida nationwide.
Emphasis on teacher training
Aprendo Pura Vida provides training courses for students, but also for teachers, aimed at establishing the groundwork for the integration of technology in education. This approach has been shown to have a significant impact on the learning outcomes of children and adolescents.
Among the training topics on the platform that are widely accepted by teachers are those related to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and the creation of online content, which enable educators to develop digital materials to improve their daily pedagogical practices.
High-quality educational content
The platform provides top-quality resources and content relevant to teachers and students across various grade levels. It also offers courses encompassing subjects necessary for all educational stages. Aprendo Pura Vida’s digital learning resources deliver content through a diverse range of media formats; facilitating increased student engagement and catering to a range of learning styles and preferences.
Access to Aprendo Pura Vida is possible either via the platform's website or by using the application, which is compatible with different operating systems.
The Ministry of Public Education, in collaboration with UNICEF Costa Rica, aims to enhance the Aprendo Pura Vida platform by regularly updating its content to address the evolving learning requirements of students and teachers across the country.