Area of Education
We in the Faculty of Humanities and Education Sciences have been working in education for more than 40 years. The Faculty was founded in 1976 as the Eskoriatza Teacher Training School; later, upon the creation of Mondragon University in 1997, it became a faculty. Through all of these years, we have had two main goals: to transform education and have an impact on Basque society.
Convinced of the importance of education in society, in 1999, we fostered the innovative Mendeberri education project at Mondragon University, while today, we are hard at work on the Mondragon 2025 pedagogical framework, which cultivates an educational model that focuses on the individual in our changing world, always with the idea of creating a fair and better society.
We are renewing education, starting with the Faculty. For this purpose, we use innovative and participatory educational models in both our physical and virtual classrooms. Indeed, starting from within the Faculty by inspiring creativity and “learning by doing,” we prepare individuals, instructors, and people who will be active in the transformation of education and capable of responding to the challenges of the 21st-century school.
However, in order to transform education, it is essential to collaborate and to disseminate the culture of innovation. And this is another of our most important features: a strong spirit of collaboration. We want to work together for the transformation of education! This is why on this exciting journey we have found local and outside schools and universities, public administrations, and organizations to be indispensable companions.
Today, we have more than 100 professionals working in educational innovation in the Faculty. Not only do they work with degree students in both master’s and doctoral programs, they also conduct research in different areas of educational innovation and, of course, transfer that knowledge and have a hand in public schools and organizations. For this is another of our primary aims: we wish to share with society the experience and knowledge that we have gathered during all our years in the field of education.