15 Educational Transformation

The aim of the education system is to train students for the future. Based on this premise, we ask: for what future? We are living in a time of accelerated changes. Globalization, digitalization, robotization and countless other technological advances. We are living in a world that is changing so much we do not even know what the professions and needs of the future will be.

As the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman wrote in Education in Liquid Modernity, “The present change is not like past changes. At no turning-point in human history did educators face a challenge strictly comparable to the one presented by the current watershed. The art of living in a world oversaturated with information has still to be learned. And so has the yet more mindbogglingly difficult art of grooming human beings for such a life.

The challenge is immense. New trends in education reveal a change in attitude. It is not enough to know, know-how is needed too. Knowledge is not en [...]

The voices

The voice of an expert in digital transformation

Genís Roca

Educational transformationGenís Roca

Co-director of the Postgraduate Course in Digital Transformation of Organizations

When people speak about educational transformation, some of them put the evolution of teaching methodologies in the spotlight. This may involve technology to a greater or lesser degree, more or [...]

The view of an expert in Political Communication

Toni Aira

Love what you doToni Aira

Co-director of the Master in Political and Institutional Communication

The fact that universities never explain what “the real world” is like is a criticism that is often made. But like so many things in life, just because it is [...]

The voice of the Dean of BSM

Oriol Amat

Disruptive changes in higher education tooOriol Amat

Dean of BSM - Pompeu Fabra University

Barcelona will host the World Social Forum of Transformative Economies, which will bring together more than 10,000 participants from every continent in 2020. We are living in times of profound [...]

The voice of an expert in Educational Innovation

Manel Jiménez

From the Shadow Revolution to the Corporeal Revolution … 20 years laterManel Jiménez

Professor of Communication

On 19 June it will be exactly 20 years since the Bologna Declaration was signed. A simple internet search for pictures from the occasion shows that the resulting visual documents [...]

The voice of an academic director of economy and finances

Luz Parrondo

From the responsibility of teaching to the responsibility of learningLuz Parrondo

Academic Director of the Postgraduate course in Blockchain and other DLT Technologies

Innovation and transformation are two terms that are very much in fashion and are in danger of being weakened by excessive use. Just like each year’s summer hits. Everyone these [...]

The voice of an expert in crisis communication

Joan Francesc Cánovas

Teachers are the core of educational modelsJoan Francesc Cánovas

Director of the Master in Communication Management

I do not know of any good educational centre that does not have good teachers. It is increasingly clear to me that what makes a university, secondary school or primary [...]

The voice of an expert in Editing

Javier Aparicio Maydeu

Quo Vadis, Emile?Javier Aparicio Maydeu

Culture delegate of the Pompeu Fabra University and Director of the Master’s in Publishing and editing

Where are you going, Emile? Where are those of us, who should know where you are heading, going?  In Emile, or On Education Rousseau reflected on the best way of educating citizens. [...]

The voice of an artist

Frederic Amat

‘Universities can be a refuge for culture’Frederic Amat

Visual artist

Frederic Amat is a risk-taking artist, committed to subversive art and artistic freedom. So he does not like commissions. However, he admits he was flattered that an educational institution, a [...]