Speakers and other specialists of the scheduled activities

Uma Das Gupta

Scholar and biographer of Rabindranath Tagore; formerly Professor of the Division of Social Sciences at the Indian Statistical Institute (Calcutta, India). She did her postdoctoral research on Rabindranath Tagore and the history of the institutions he founded in Santiniketan and Sriniketan, 1940-41.

Das Gupta was director of the United States Educational Foundation in India for the eastern region. Her recent publications include The Oxford India Tagore: Selected Writings on Education and Nationalism (Oxford University Press), Rabindranath Tagore: A Biography (Oxford University Press), and Rabindranath Tagore: My Life in My Words (Penguin Books).

Bodhirupa Sinha

Principal of Patha Bhavana Primary and Secondary School, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan. Bodhirupa Sinha spent her childhood and part of her college years at Visva Bharati, Santiniketan. Bodhirupa has been actively associated with the education world, initially as a teacher and for the past three decades as an academic administrator.

During the last fifteen years, Bodhirupa Sinha has been associated with Patha Bhavana, Visva Bharati at Santiniketan as a principal. In her long career as an educator and academic visionary, and also as someone deeply influenced by Tagore’s educational philosophy, Bodhirupa has delved extensively into the world of education, particularly in pre-school, primary, and secondary and higher education. She has attended numerous seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. in her country and abroad, and has several publications to her name.

Amrit Sen

Professor at the Faculty of Languages, Literature and Culture Bhasha Bhavan, Visva Bharati University and Director of the Department of Publications at Visva Bharati. He is co-director of “The Visva-Bharati Quarterly”, the journal of Visva-Bharati.

He has worked on several research projects on Rabindranath Tagore and has published numerous books and articles on the Bengali genius as well as Santiniketan such as Baundhara: Rabindranath Tagore on Nature and the Environment; Sharing the Dream: The Remarkable Women of Santiniketan; Rabindranath Tagore and His Circle; Rathindranath Tagore: The Unsung Hero; “The Angel of Surplus”: Aesthetics and Pedagogy in Rabindranath Tagore’s Idea of the Festivalsof Santiniketan; among others. He has also participated in national and international seminars and congresses.

Henar Rodríguez

Professor, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Valladolid, Department of Pedagogy. . She directs CETIE (Centro Transdisciplinar de Investigación en Educación, http://cetie.uva.es). She began her professional career working as a teacher in several schools in Castilla y León. An FPI grant (Formación de Personal Investigador) gave her the opportunity to combine school action with research.

She left the door of the school ajar, and she opened the door of the university, with an aisle that allows them to be in continuous connection. From then until now, she has dedicated herself to research on the main issues surrounding the school, delving into inclusive educational models, the analysis of social interaction and its relationship with learning from the perspective of Cultural Psychology, in particular, post Vygostkian studies.

She is currently studying the relationship between teaching thinking and decision making at school, identifying the heuristics of thinking, as well as the teaching biases that occur in the teaching and learning processes. In turn, all this research and educational innovation work is applied in her classes as a university professor and in philosophy workshops for children and teenagers where she works on the cognitive and emotional patterns that improve the child’s development.

Carmen Pellicer

Founding President of the Trilema Foundation. The entity was founded in 1998 and is dedicated to research, lifelong learning, innovation, and change management in educational centers. It also owns seven educational centers in Valencia, Madrid, Soria and Zamora. Since 2016, ‘Ashoka Fellow’, social entrepreneur referent of Ashoka’s global network. She directs the magazine ‘Cuadernos de Pedagogía’.

Throughout her career she has been a teacher in different IES of Valencia and Balearic Islands, in the Fitharry’s School of Oxford, in the Faculty of Business Studies and Magisterio of Valencia, and TOK coordinator and teacher of International Baccalaureate. She has participated in different programs of Project Zero, Harvard. Together with José Antonio Marina, she founded the Chair of Executive Intelligence at Nebrija University. She directs the Master ‘Learning Leaders’ for the training of leaders in innovation at the Cardenal Spínola CEU University of Seville.

She chairs AECOPE, the Spanish Association of Pedagogical Coaching and Educational Evaluation, and with her team has been carrying out training, coaching and professional development programs in more than 3,000 schools in Spain and abroad. She has written numerous stories, books and teaching materials. Recently she is the co-author of ‘El Libro Blanco de la Profesión Docente’, ‘Papeles para el Pacto Educativo’, ‘La Inteligencia que Aprende’, ‘Pedagogías Ágiles para el Emprendimiento’ and ‘Evaluación de la Educación Infantil’. She directs the Project ‘How to educate Entrepreneurial Talent’ of the Princess of Girona Foundation. She has produced and scripted ‘Profes’ and ‘La Otra Educación’, the first feature films of the trilogy ‘La Buena Educación’.

Paloma Castro

Pro-Vice-chancellor of Internationalization of the University of Valladolid. Professor of the Department of Didactics of Language and Literature in the Faculty of Education and Social Work of the University of Valladolid. Extraordinary Doctorate Award (2010).

His research activity focuses on the didactic training of language teachers, bilingual education, the intercultural dimension of language teaching, the internationalization of higher education and intercultural tele-collaboration as a tool for virtual exchanges. She is a member of the international research group “Cultnet” on the intercultural dimension in the field of education, coordinated by Professor Michael Byram of the University of Durham, United Kingdom.

She has participated as author in the following publications: Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Competence (Ed. L. Sercu, Multilingual Matters, 2005), Educational Approaches to Internationalization through Intercultural Dialogue (Ed. U. Lundgren, P. Castro, J. Woodin, 2020, Routledge), Competency-based Teacher Education for English as a Foreign Language: theory, research and practice (Ed. A.Y. Wang, Routledge, 2022), Intercultural Learning in language education and beyond: evolving concepts, perspectives and practices (Ed. T. McConachy, I. Golubeva, M. Wagner, Multilingual Matters, 2022). She has participated in several European, national, and regional research projects. At the International level, she has enjoyed research and teaching stays at the University of Durham (United Kingdom), University of Sao Paulo -UNESP (Brazil), University of Bordeaux (France), University of Acre (Brazil), University of Ustí nad Labem (Czech Republic), University of Vilnius (Lithuania), University of Jönköping (Sweden), University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), University of Coimbra (Portugal) and University of Kempen (Belgium).

Mónica de la Fuente

Actress, dancer, and choreographer specialist in Indian performing arts with a trajectory of more than twenty years, dedicated to the propagation and experimentation of dance from these technical and artistic bases. Trained in the most recognized dance schools of South India (Kerala) in the styles of Bharata Natyam and Kathakali for over seven years (“Kalakshetra” in Chennai, and “KeralaKalamandalam” and “Margi”).

In January 2017 she received the Nrtya Nivedita Award from the Global Council for Arts and Culture, Member of UNESCO in recognition of her artistic-professional work. More recently, in 2019, she has been recognized with the ICCR Distinguished Alumni Award 2019 for her professional career by the Government of India; Since 2000 she has been disseminating Indian classical dance through her own works, and she also created her own dance-theater Company with the aim of producing cross-cultural performances participating in over twenty creations and artistic collaborations, including “Flamenco, India” by filmmaker Carlos Saura, where she is not only choreographer and artistic coordinator but also performer.

Another important collaboration was “Kijote Kathakali” (2016), where she was associate director with Ignacio García for the Almagro Classical Theater Festival. Other Productions include as “Rasa Duende -Poema del Cante Jondo de Lorca” (2015) and “Praana, en busca del aire perdido” (2021). Presently she is the artistic director of LAB-India, the performing arts laboratory of Casa de la India (Valladolid). She teaches regular classes of Indian classical dance at Casa de la India and conducts courses and lectures at universities and drama schools. She has published numerous articles in collections, books, and magazines on Indian performing arts.

Ainara Zubillaga

Doctor in Education Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid (Extraordinary Doctorate Award), where she also holds a degree in Pedagogy. Currently, as Director of Education and Training at the Cotec Foundation, she is responsible for promoting and developing systemic changes that enhance the development of an innovative culture in educational contexts. She has developed her professional career mainly in the university environment, from all its dimensions, teaching, research, and academic management, working in various institutions and becoming Vice Chancellor of Innovation at the University Camilo José Cela.

Her lines of research have been focused on educational innovation, teacher training and educational technology, more specifically with the accessibility of technological and curricular elements in the educational processes of students with disabilities, the integration of digital teaching resources in inclusive learning environments and teacher training in the didactic use of technologies Her current research work is focused on Universal Design for Learning. She is a member of the national network REDUNI+D (Red Universitaria de Investigación e Innovación Educativa), and of the research team INDUCT (Inclusión, Diseño Universal, Cooperación y Tecnología) of the Complutense University, where she is also an Associate Professor.

Giulia Varotto

Researcher at Fondazione IRCCS Neurological Institute Carlo Besta. Neuroscientist and actress. Since 2009 she has been working as a researcher in the neurophysiopathology department of the Neurological Institute C. Besta (Milan, Italy). Her main field of research has been the development and application of advanced electrophysiological and neuroimaging data processing techniques, for the study of connectivity and topology of complex networks, in both clinical and cognitive settings. She is the author of more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

She has presented her work in prestigious international research centers (COGIMAGE, Hopital de La Pitié Salpetrière. Paris; VU University medical center, Amsterdam; National institute of high mathematics, Genoa) and in numerous international conferences, where she has been awarded with the “Young researcher award”, at the international conference of clinical neurophysiology (Kope, Japan, 2010). In parallel, since 2010 she has developed a professional career as a theater actress. She has continued her training under the guidance of Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret, Denmark), Raul Iaiza (Italy), Vicente Fuentes (Spain). As an actress she has participated in all the productions of Regula Teatro, the company she founded in 2011, and in shows directed by Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret), Marta Torres (theater of Malta), among others, performing in different countries in Europe and Latin America.

Until 2019 she has collaborated with the educational program of the Grotowski Institute. As a pedagogue and trainer, she has worked in different international schools and companies (Central de Cine de Madrid, Escuela Nouveau Colombier, Fera Teatro, Escuela Italiana de Madrid, etc.)

Gregorio Amicuzi

Director of the company Residui Teatro, he has directed and produced more than twenty shows and performances. In 2014 he became assistant to Eugenio Barba in the course of the creation of the play Chiaro Enigmafor the 50th anniversary of the Odin Teatret Company, one of the most relevant stage collections in Europe, and undisputed reference in the world as a canon of dramatic art. In 2020 he collaborates in the organization and is a teacher in the master “Actor’s Atelier”, organized by the Grotowski Institute (Poland) and directed by J. Fret (director of the Grotowski Institute).

Together with Else Marie Laukvig, founder of Odin Teatret, directs the workshop-show “Las mujeres de Goya”, which premiered at Odin Teatret in 2015. He works together with Mallika Sarabhai, director of Darpana Company (India), on the co-production “Tat Tvam Asi, the difference is in dreams”. Back to his directing duties, he is in charge of directing the play “Hambre a la carta”, a co-production between the French company Tortilla and Residui Teatro.

Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruíz

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES-Morelia. Profesor e investigador de tiempo completo del Posgrado. Investigador Nacional del SNI-CONACYT.

Editorial and Academic Systems Coordinator of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz. Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz. Doctor in Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Lancaster, England; he has the expertise in Asian Studies, specializing in Sanskrit, from El Colegio de México, and a master’s degree in Philosophy from the UNAM. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Madras, India; at l’école Français d’Extrême-Orient, Pondicherry; and in Bazzano, Italy. He made study stays in Maharashtra, India and at the CIEP in Sèvres, France.

He has lectured in India, Italy, United Kingdom, Argentina, Czech Republic, Mexico. He was visiting professor at El Colegio de México, Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, UNAM and now at the Instituto de Investigaciones Mora. He directed the project Casa de Cultura de India in México, founded by Octavio Paz. He has participated in several editorial projects and is currently coordinator of Academic Systems and editorial coordinator at the Academic Secretariat of the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, editor of the journal “Innovación Educativa”. He is a member of the National System of Researchers, has received distinctions from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Embassy of India in Argentina, as well as Mexico-Award, Lancaster, UK, Honorable Mention UNAM; his publications include articles, book chapters, translations from Sanskrit, books and critical reviews.

Guillermo Rodríguez

Founding Director of Casa de la India in Spain, created in 2003 by the University of Valladolid, the City Council of Valladolid and the Government of India (ICCR). PhD. from the University of Valladolid and the University of Kerala (2006). After a seven-year period of postgraduate study and research at Loyola College (M.A.), Madras, and the University of Kerala, Trivandrum, in the 1990s, Guillermo returned to the University of Valladolid where he held the post of Coordinator of Indian Studies at the Centre for Asian Studies from 2000 to 2003.

As an expert on Indian culture, he is an advisor and board member of several institutions in Europe and India. . In 2012 he was awarded with the Friendship Award by the Minister of External Affairs, Government of India, for his contribution to Indo-Spanish cultural relations. Since 2006 he has directed and produced with prestigious institutions in Europe and India more than thirty international conferences and congresses and civil society dialogues on India, including academic conferences, cultural festivals, business events, etc. As an author he has published essays and monographic studies on Indian literature, aesthetics and culture, including When Mirrors Are Windows. A View of A.K. Ramanujan`s Poetics (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Journeys. A Poet`s Diary (Penguin Random House, 2019).

Mercedes de la Fuente

Coordinator of Escuela de la India (India School), an educational programme of Casa de la India. Since its beginnings (2004), she has been the driving force behind Escuela de la India as an experimental and artistic educational model for the management of diversity and intercultural dialogue. Thousands of students of different ages and educational centres, mainly from the community of Castile y Leon, take part annually in the experiences offered by Escuela de la India as a dynamic means of learning.

She has worked as an agent of social change and as a sociocultural animator for more than thirty years. She is dedicated to energizing groups and promoting educational strategies in order to reconcile the value of freedom and the achievement of socio-cultural needs. She has been involved in promoting programmes for all ages from an intergenerational approach, with a dedication also to the development of participation schemes for elderly people to provide them with learning experiences and personal, social and sustainable development.

She advises schools and offers them to participate in activities from a non-formal educational perspective. Her passion for Rabindranath Tagore’s educational philosophy has led her to research the Bengali poet’s pedagogy and educational practice and to form an interdisciplinary education team for research and teaching innovation. In 2017 she visited Santiniketan (Bolpur, India), the school created by Rabindranath Tagore, to learn about Tagore’s educational model and research the role of art in education.

Tatiana Rodríguez de la Fuente

Primary Education Teacher specialised in Music Education and English as a Foreign Language. She is currently a technical advisor to the Regional Ministry of Education of Castile and Leon in a specific department of the Directorate General of Centres, Planning and Educational Organisation, where the renewal of the curriculum for the community of Castile and Leon is being designed for the different non-university courses of study on the basis of the national curriculum. She has worked for two academic years as an associate professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work of the University of Valladolid, in the Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression, teaching in the Degree of Early Childhood and Primary Education.

She combines her profession as a musician, teacher and researcher. Since completing her degree in Primary Education, she has worked in different primary schools before obtaining the post of Music Education teacher in public education in 2019. Throughout her training and profession as a teacher, she has researched various educational models in schools such as Cheltenham College Prep School in the UK and the Visva- Bharati educational complex in Santiniketan, India. She has also done research on the intercultural dimension, the potential of art, especially music, as a transformative tool, and the educational philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore. She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Educational Research and she is also a pedagogical advisor, teacher and artist in the transdisciplinary team of the Escuela de la India (India School), an intercultural education programme of Casa de la India. She is currently pursuing her research on the application of Rabindranath Tagore’s educational philosophy in the Spanish context in order to create intercultural bridges, as well as the formulation of an educational model and the establishment of links between formal and non-formal education.

From her facet as an artist, she graduated from the Professional Conservatory of Music of Valladolid with a degree in cello in classical music. She is currently experimenting with different sonorities on her instrument, other musical styles and Indian music, always applied to education, the development of artistic and creative experiences and intercultural exchange and dialogue.

Somjit Dasgupta

Somjit Dasgupta is one of the leading performers of sarod, rabab, surabab, mohan veena and surshringar, whose performance techniques he learnt from his late mentor Pandit Radhika Mohan Maitra, the second most recorded artist on All India Radio and one of the foremost musicians of our times. Somjit has performed all over the world and at many classical music festivals in India.

Viviana Bovino

Actress and theatre educator, Residui Teatro. Her work moves between dance and theater through the constant search for principles that allow the action in movement of the holistic body. She studies physical theatre, dance and voice with great international masters and participates in the 2014 edition of the Venice Biennale of Dance, accompanying on stage the master Keiin Yoshimura. She is part of the cast of the play “Stand al Mondo, Senza’l Mondo”, directed by Raul Laiza, a co-production Regula contra Regulam and Grotowski Institute and of “White bird”, directed by Keiin Yoshimura, co-production of Kamigatamaitomonokai and Residui Teatro.

She is part of the faculty of the Diploma de Formación Continua, Cuerpo y Narratividad: Escritura Performativa y Perspectiva de Género of the Facultad de Ciencias de la Información of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2020 she collaborates in the organization and is a pedagogue in the master’s program “Actor’s Atelier”, organized by the Grotowski Institute (Poland) and directed by J. Fret, director of the Grotowski Institute. She presents her shows and conducts workshops and courses for people with functional diversity. She has given courses and workshops for people with and without functional diversity in Europe, Africa, America and Asia.

Subrata De

Subrata De born at Jamshedpur was initiated in the art of playing Hindustani Classical Music – Sitar at the tender age of seven. As a professional artist, he has been awarded Sangeet Praveen by Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad and Sangeet Bhaskar by Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Also he has received National Scholarship from Govt. of India Ministry of HRD, Dept. of Culture and he has been selected by Indian Council for Cultural Relation for their panel of Musician and Teacher. He has been associated with All India Radio as a graded artist since 1990. He has given numerous performance in various International & major festivals all over India and many countries in abroad namely , Switzerland, Finland, Estonia, Cuba , Brazil , Panama , Guatemala , Mexico , Argentina , Chile , Nicaragua , Peru , Columbia , Venezuela , Costa Rica , Paraguay , U.S.A, Armenia, Austria, South Africa, Ireland, Moscow, Martinique, Paris, Holland, Germany, Turkey, Armenia, Denmark, Italy, Bangkok, Singapore, Dhaka, Malaysia, Dubai, Doha, Saudi Arab, Sweden, South Africa, Reunion , South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Sydney, Spain, Latvia. Subrata De worked in various projects like “Flamenco India” with famous filmmaker Carlos Saura of Spain, with Martinique Jazz musicians, World aquatics fusion group project etc. Apart from this, he has been associated with various cultural organisations as a Sitarist, art consultant & cultural coordinator.

Bashabi Fraser

Dr Bashabi Fraser, CBE is Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing and Director of Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs), Edinburgh Napier University, Honorary Fellow, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh and of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) and Consultant, Royal Literary Fund. Bashabi is an award winning poet, children’s writer, editor and academic. She is the recipient of a CBE (2021 New Year Honours) for Education (academic work), culture (poetry) and cultural integration (her bridge building projects linking Scotland and India). She has been declared Outstanding Woman of Scotland by Saltire Society in 2015. Her most recent award is the Maheshwar Neog IPPL Award for Poetry, 2022.

Her work traverses continents. She has authored and edited 23 books, published several academic and creative articles and been widely anthologized as a poet. Her recent publications include Patient Dignity (2021), Rabindranath Tagore (2019) and The Ramayana, A Stage Play and a Screen Play (2017). Books in press include A Meeting of Two Minds: The Tagore-Geddes Letters, 4th revised edition, Lakshmi’s Footprints: The Scoto-Indian Interface (co-ed) and HABITAT, a poetry collection. She is the Chief Editor of of the international peer-reviewed e-journal, Gitanjali and Beyond.

Bashabi is a Trustee on the Board of Scottish PEN, an executive committee member of Poetry Association of Scotland, Writers at Risk and Writers for Peace Committees (Scotland), a Director on the Board of the Patrick Geddes Trust, a Trustee of the Kolkata Scottish Heritage Trust and Honorary Vice President of the ASLS. Bashabi is on the Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed journals and has been an Adjudicator for several national and international creative writing competitions. Right now she is on the panel of judges for the Kavya Prize, initiated this year as a major Scottish literary prize.

Carlos Moriyón Mojica

Since 1991 Full Professor of General Linguistics (PTUN) at the Faculty of Education and Social Work of the University of Valladolid. Between 2000 and 2012 – Coordinator of the Practicum of the Degree in Hearing and Language – Coordinator of the Academic and Quality Committee of the Degree in Primary Education – Coordinator of the Academic and Quality Committee of the Official Master in Teaching and Interpretation in Sign Languages, the only MO of LLSS in Spain – Director of the Singular Research Unit in Spanish Sign Language (UVa) – Director of the Communication Courses in Spanish Sign Language (UVa). Between 2012 and 2020 Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Work (UVa). At the moment: Director of the “Muy Insigne Colegio Mayor Santa Cruz” of the University of Valladolid. Visiting professor at various National and International Universities Guest speaker at various National and International Meetings Principal investigator or Collaborator in various Research Projects. It has a significant number of publications (articles and books) related to different areas of General Linguistics and, especially, with linguistics applied to Sign Languages. The best known books of his: Negation in Spanish Sign Language; Pragmalinguistic exegesis of advertising discourse; The language of advertising. Linguistics. Pragmatics. Rhetoric.

Noemí González

Noemi has a degree as a Speech and Language Therapist by the University of Valladolid, she is a Graduate in Linguistics by the University of Leon. She is also a Sigh Language Interpretation with an extended experience with The Deaf People Federation of Castilla y Leon (FAPSCL). She hold a Cum Laude Master’s degree in Spanish Sigh Language (LSE) by the University of Valladolid winning the Extraordinary End of Studies prize. Noemi will soon complete requirements for a PhD in Intercultural Communication and Interpretation of University of Valladolid where her dissertation examines the current intercultural communication. She is also an official former of “Chubarovsky Method”, a trainer’s trainer at CFIE in Castilla y Leon providing high-quality training courses about oral and written language skills and organizing conferences on such topics as LSE and development of language. Currently, Noemi Gonzalez has a permanent position as a teacher in the Public Elementary Schools System in Castilla y Leon. She has been working for more than fifteen years as a Speech and Language therapist and an Elementary school teacher too.

Antonio Gabarrón

Antonio Gabarrón ha compaginado su profesión de Ingeniero Industrial con el desarrollo de proyectos culturales, educativos y de investigación.

Vicepresidente de la Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón y de la Gabarron Foundation en Nueva York y Hong Kong, y de la Fundación Casa Pintada, que gestiona el Museo Cristóbal Gabarrón de Mula, así como patrono y director-gerente de la Fundación Frontera del Conocimiento. Desde 1992, ha impulsado y participado activamente en la creación progresiva de seis fundaciones en Europa, Estados Unidos y Asia, canalizando la actividad filantrópica desarrollada por su familia con el objetivo de crear conciencia a través de las artes, la educación y la cultura. Durante estos 30 años, ha realizado más de quinientas exposiciones y un millar de actividades y proyectos culturales.

El arte y la ingeniería es una parte indispensable en su vida y en su trabajo, tanto en la aplicación de la ingeniería al arte, como la incorporación del arte en la ingeniería. Más allá de su pasión por el arte y la ingeniería, en la búsqueda de la esencia y la innovación, su trabajo en las fundaciones en las que participa, implica no solo organizar proyectos expositivos, programas educativos o multiculturales, sino también buscar la armonía de los valores del ser humano con su entorno natural, respetando la naturaleza y su biodiversidad, contribuyendo humildemente a crear un mundo mejor.

‹‹Ingeniero de vocación y profesión, se interesa por modelos económicos, culturales, educativos y sociales más prácticos, más sostenibles, más eficientes y eficaces, y más integrados con el Arte y las Humanidades››

Fernando González Clavería

Professor specializing in artistic expression and creativity education.

Licensed of Fine Arts, with extensive experience in all educational levels, from early childhood education to university.

Ha sido profesor de Didáctica de las artes en la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, y en la Facultad de Educación y Trabajo Social de la Universidad de Valladolid.

Ha colaborado y ha sido asesor de los departamentos educativos del MNAC (Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña), del Museo Picasso de Barcelona y del MACBA (Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona)

Ha impartido conferencias y cursos en diversas universidades, museos e instituciones culturales.

Ha recibido numerosos premios como artista y como docente, muchos de nivel nacional, y también uno internacional (Inventig is fun, 2013)

Actualmente es el responsable del proyecto ImaginARTE, espacio de creatividad y educación artística, del proyecto Arte y naturaleza, en el aula de educación Ambiental de Caja Burgos, ambos en Valladolid, y profesor de la escuela de educación infantil El Majuelo, centro de innovación educativa también en Valladolid.

Toni Aragón Rebollo

has a degree in Philosophy, a degree in Biology and a University Expert in Management and Conservation of Flora, Fauna and Protected Areas from the University of Salamanca and a researcher and trainer in Environmental Education. He works as coordinator of the PRAE (Education Center for Sustainability of the Junta de Castilla y León) and trainer in forest pedagogies and others that aims to transform and use the outside as a learning scenario and to explore different ways to generate a culture of sustainability. In addition, he is part of the Permanent Seminar of Environmental Education Equipment and the Seminar of Reconnection with Nature of the National Center for Environmental Education (CENEAM) and the State Network of Environmental Education Equipment (REDEEA) and is a collaborator since September 2019 of the regional radio program of the Cadena SER “A vivir Castilla y León” in the weekly environmental section La mirada eco-logika.


Since 1998 he has complemented his experience as a biologist -especially researching vertebrates- with his work as a trainer, educator, interpreter and environmental communicator in different parts of the world: Castilla y León, Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) and Amazon Rainforest (Peru). His main field of interest is the conservation of nature from an educational, ethical and aesthetic point of view. Specifically: how to contribute to the development of our perception and understanding of nature; since both, linked to the notion of happiness influence and condition our way of inhabiting and conserving the planet. That is why a quote that well summarizes his work is “It is not enough to ask what planet we will leave to our children, but what children we will leave to our planet” by Pierre Rabhi.

Lourdes Peña

Diplomada en Magisterio especialidad Infantil e Inglés por la Universidad de Vallladolid. Licenciada en Filología Inglesa por la Universidad de Valladolid. Cursos y formaciones sobre pedagogías activas: Educación Creadora, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Waldorf…

Fundadora y maestra del proyecto educativo Cocoricó: primer ciclo de educación infantil basado en pedagogías activas, Valladolid, de 2009 a 2021. Cofundadora y maestra del proyecto de innovación educativa El Majuelo, Valladolid, (2018 a la actualidad), proyecto basado en pedagogías activas en contacto con la naturaleza de segundo ciclo de educación infantil.

Formadora y ponente en números cursos, formaciones y congresos educativos: CFIE, ciclos formativos de educación infantil, Facultad de Educación de la Universidad de Valladolid, Facultad Complutense de Barcelona.

Convencida de que la educación juega un papel fundamental en el crecimiento humano en todas sus dimensiones. Aprendiendo y emocionándome a diario con el trabajo conjunto del equipo pedagógico del Majuelo, donde comprobamos que la transformación educativa no puede olvidar la necesidad de contacto con la naturaleza.

Sergio Román

is Assistant Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he teaches History of Art on the Bachelor’s Degrees in Integral Design and Fundamentals of Architecture. He also teaches subjects on Educational Innovation in the Master’s Degree in Teacher Training, where he is the internship coordinator. He holds a PhD in Art History from the Complutense University of Madrid and has focused his research career on the artistic relationship between Asia and Western art in the Contemporary Age. He wrote his thesis on the teaching of art at Santiniketan, the school founded by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengal, where he has carried out several research stays.

Javier Alonso

Profesor de la Universidad de Valladolid en la Facultad de Educación. Doctor en Historia por la Universidad de Granada. Docente en el IES Galileo. Es miembro de la Asociación PajarillosEduca. Ha coordinado y participado en proyectos nacionales (VegaEduca, InterVegas …) e internacionales (India, Bolivia, Tanzania …) para potenciar escuelas activas que construyen ciudadanía.

Yonder Rodríguez

Es un músico venezolano con una larga trayectoria de más de 28 años dedicándose a la percusión. Formado en su país natal en diversos Conservatorios y en la Fundación Bigott. A lo largo de casi tres décadas ha profundizado en el estudio, la investigación y la fabricación de numerosos instrumentos de percusión del mundo lo cual le ha convertido en un músico de gran versatilidad capaz de trabajar en muy diversos ámbitos de la Música y las Artes en general (agrupaciones musicales, espectáculos de teatro, danza, música para cine, radio, televisión, y muy diversos talleres).

Además, viene desarrollando una amplia labor docente vinculada al estudio de la percusión impartiendo clases, talleres, charlas y otras actividades en colegios, institutos, conservatorios de música, escuelas y universidades. Hay que destacar que ha trabajado con importantes artistas de su país de trayectoria internacional como son Guillermo Carrasco, Aquiles Báez, Andrés Briseño,

Henry Linares, Agrupación Santoral, entre otros, y perteneció al sistema de orquestas sinfónicas de Venezuela. Reside en España desde hace diez años en los que ha trabajado con artistas de la talla de Lucrecia, Jorge Pardo, Joaquín Díaz, Azzband, Tradere, Voces Blancas de Valladolid, Teloncillo, María Salgado, Mónica de la Fuente, Subrata De (India), Danza Abierta, Quinteto La Villanela, La Torzida, El Baúl del Indiano, y colaborado con instituciones como Proyecto

Hombre, Cáritas, Ayuntamiento de Valladolid, ASPACE, proyecto “Música en ruta” de Caja Burgos y Caixa, Centro Cultural Miguel Delibes (Valladolid), centros cívicos, institutos y colegios de educación básica, entre otros.