María Acaso

María Acaso

Head of Innovation in Education

Information & Contact

Contact: 

PHONE: + 34 618 25 64 84
MAIL: mariaacaso@gmail.com
BLOG: mariaacaso.es

CV: 

María Acaso is among the leading figures, in Spain and Latin America, of the movement "Revolución Educativa," what she calls #rEDUvolution. Her main interest is to promote this change of paradigm in the teaching community. In order to achieve this goal Professor Acaso proposes that the central issue in the 21st century education will not be about What (content) but How (methodologies,) and five action points:

1. Accepting that what we teach is not what students learn, 2. Changing power dynamics in the teaching process, 3. Inhabiting the classroom, 4. Changing from simulacrum to experience and 5. Stop assessing and start researching.

María Acaso has over twenty years of experience working on education issues. Since the beginning of her training at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid she has been convinced that the current education system is out-dated and in need of an urgent change of paradigm. Her main interest is to promote this change of paradigm in the teaching community. In order to achieve this goal Professor Acaso proposes five action points that will transform education, and the leading idea that in the 21st century education will not be about What (content) but How (methodologies). For this reason all her activities (teaching, research, lectures, publishing) aim to provide teachers with the confidence and passion to position this change of paradigm at the very centre of their teaching practice.

María Acaso has been invited to lecture and research at some of the most prestigious institutions for education such as Universidad Autónoma de México, New York University, Colby College, The Bergen National Academy of The Arts, The New School of Social Research, The School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, Harvard University, Stanford University, Museo de la Memoria (Chile), MOMA (NY) and la 9 Bienal de Mercosur in Brasi. She is the author of a number of books, most recently of "rEDUvolution: hacer la revolución en la educación" (Paidos, 2013) that are an inspiration for teachers. Her blog mariaacaso.es is internationally known for her contributions to disruptive education and art education.