María Acaso

Expert in educational revolution and art thinking

Cojamos de las artes las cosas que la educación ha abandonado. Que vuelva a la escuela el pensamiento divergente y el placer

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María Acaso has been described as one of the current leaders in Spain and Latin America in the field of educational revolution or, as she herself calls it, #rEDUvolution. Her main line of work consists of highlighting the obsolescence of the current education system and developing contemporary educational practices based on five frameworks of action: accepting that what we teach is not what students learn; changing the dynamics of power; inhabiting the classroom; moving from drill to experience; stop assessing and move on to researching.

María Acaso has been working in the field of education for over twenty years and right from the beginning of her studies at the Complutense University of Madrid, she has shown that the current education system is obsolete and that a change of paradigm is both necessary and urgent based on the premise that the important thing in the 21st century is not the what (contents), but rather the how (methodologies). Her objective is to develop the framework of trust and passion necessary among education professionals to include the change of paradigm in their teaching practices.

As a speaker and researcher, she has worked with some of the most prestigious education institutions in the world, such as the Autonomous University of Mexico, NYU, Colby College, The Bergen National Academy of the Arts, The New School of Social Research, The School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, Harvard and Stanford, as well as the Memory Museum (Chile), MOMA (NY), the 9th Biennial of Mercosur (Brazil), the Museum of Antioquia and the Medellin Museum of Modern Art (Colombia), Culturgest (Lisbon), Getty Museum (USA).

She has published countless books, including 'rEDUvolution: hacer la revolución en la educación' (Paidós, 2013), defined as a source of inspiration for thousands of teachers. Her blog, mariaacaso.es, is an international benchmark in disruptive education and artistic education.

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