Francisco Urquiza Gómez

Professor and coordinator in the sustainability chair project at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

CV summary

Francisco works as a professor and coordinator in the sustainability chair project at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC). He has worked in the embodiment of sustainability in higher education institutions since 2008, starting as a student activist, then as the first coordinator of the sustainability office in PUC. Also, he has participated as co-founder of the sustainability campus network (RCS), a nonprofit that promotes the adoption of sustainability by higher education institutions in Latin America.

He is currently devoted to the topic of design, implementation and research of transformative teaching for sustainability. This work takes inspiration from a diverse set of methodological and conceptual approaches aiming for transformative learning and the formation of change agents. Among the main influences of our current work are: ecoliteracy, U theory of change, the art of hosting meaningful conversations, the work that reconnects, among others. In our philosophy and con​sidering the notable quote of David Orr “It is not education that will save us, but education of a certain kind.” we are devoted to create that different kind of education for higher education institutions.

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya