Joana Ferrer i Miquel is Doctor in Philosophy and Education Sciences (1992) and holds a bachelor’s degree in Law (1996), as well as having Tertiary Training in Music (1991). In her professional experience and in her publications, Joana Ferrer establishes connections between Education, Ethics and Law. Her academic and professional interest revolves around promoting educational programmes and actions addressed towards a concept of integral/holistic training of the person understood in three ways: promoting the itinerary and personal project of the student, favouring the development of critical skills for a citizenship conceived from dignity and autonomy, and being at the service of a sustainable society from an ethical perspective.
This approach has led her to devote herself fully to the world of Education. First, and for a long time, by teaching and tutoring a classroom within the framework of a centre’s educational project. During this period, it is worth highlighting the Arnau de Vilanova Prize awarded for Diàleg entre àrees. In the last seven years, she has worked as an adviser at the Department of Education and is currently responsible for the Educational Guidance Programme whose purpose is to transform educational models and organizations. In those, she highlights the importance of a culture of action and evaluation for the student’s personal and social growth and cantered in an educational task focused on development competencies throughout life “lifelong learning”.