Professor Emeritus John Bascom at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is Doctorate Honoris Causa in eight universities around the world and has been awarded with different academic recognitions for his excellent career. His work has been highly influential in the area of Critical Pedagogy, in studies on ideology and curriculum, and on the development of democratic schools. He is the author, among others, of Education and power (1982), Cultural and economic reproduction in education: Essays on class, ideology and state (1982), Cultural politics and education (1996), and Official knowledge: Democratic Education in a conservative age (2000).
His research starts with some basic questions: Who owns the knowledge that is taught and who doesn’t? Who benefits from education and who doesn’t? What can we do to make schools more critical and democratic?
Director General of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture
Dr Mar Camacho, general manager of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture
Professor of Educational Technology at the Faculty of Education, Rovira i Virgili University (Catalonia).
Professor in degree and post-graduate programs, with a special emphasis on learning through the use of mobile devices and emerging technologies.
Co-author of the first monography about mobile learning in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, she led a nation-wide research about the use of tablets in school and their impact on learning. Her international collaborations in this field include institutions as UNESCO or the International Telecommunication Union (United Nations).
She has been keynote speaker in some international conferences and she is the author of more than 60 academic papers.
She was appointed as General Manager of Primary and Pre-Primary Education of the Catalan government in July 2018. Currently, she is General Manager of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture.