Fundació Jaume BofillUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)


We are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Debats d’Educació by giving the educational community the opportunity to air its views

The initiative

In 2013, we are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Debats d'Educació, an initiative undertaken by the Jaume Bofill Foundation and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) to set up a social debate on the challenges faced by education in Catalonia in the future (

The initiativeOver the last ten years, we have invited both Catalan and international speakers to offer their ideas, reflexions and proposals in a debate about the principal challenges facing education. We have also made a conscious attempt to bring in viewpoints from outside the sphere of education, which we believe to be valuable in opening up new perspectives.

There is no doubt that the current climate of crisis and cuts that is affecting education in Catalonia makes it even more pressing for us to look for imaginative and sustainable solutions to address the new needs. But also to solve the old problems that our education system is suffering from. This is why we wish to celebrate these ten years in a very open and participative manner that will lead us to reflect, share our ideas and, above all, gather proposals that will help us to tackle the main challenges relating to education in Catalonia.

What does it consist of?

The campaign the 3 things I've learnt aims to be a participative forum in which anyone can make a contribution in answer to the question: "What are the 3 things I've learnt about education?". With this question, we wish to call on the experience of each person, not to reflect on the past, but on what he or she believes works in education today and can also work in future scenarios.

In order to encourage participation throughout 2013, every month we will propose a new subject for debate and we will ask certain people who are knowledgeable on the subject to put forward their point of view.

We would not claim that the 10 subjects we have chosen are exhaustive, but they have been selected with a view to addressing issues that will be critical for education over the forthcoming decades.

How you can take part

• By accessing the form What about you? What are the 3 things you've learnt? and outlining your 3 things

• Sharing the other contributions you will find on the website with your contacts via social networks, email, etc.

How you can follow the initiative

You can follow the activity "the 3 things I've learnt" via the following channels:

- Website:
- Twitter: look for the label #les3coses 

You can also follow the activity of Debats d'Educació via the following channels:

- Website  
- RSS 
- Debates Calendar  
- Subscription to the newsletter 
- Twitter hashtag: #debatseducacio 

You can connect with the Jaume Bofill Foundation:

- Website
- Twitter 
- Facebook
- YouTube 

And you can also connect with the Open University of Catalonia:

- Website 
- Twitter 
- Facebook 
- YouTube 


Valtencir Mendes:
Maria Boixadera:

Project administrator:
Samuel Blàzquez:

Editorial board:
Ismael Palacín: 
Josep M. Mominó:
Roser Argemí: 
Marta Ferrusola: 
Lluís Rius: 

A Special Thanks...

We would like to sincerely thank the following organisations for their support:


Centre for Research & Development in Lifelong Learning, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW.

We also would like to sincerely thank the following persons for the contributions that they have sent to help us define the ten subjects for debate: Carles Armengol, Dolors Busquet, Jaume Carbonell, Jaume Cela, Joan Domènech, Joan Manuel del Pozo, Joan Subirats, Josep Menéndez, Juli Palou Sangrà, Marina Subirats, Màrius Martinez, Marta Comas, Meritxell Argelagués, Miquel Essomba, Montse Ros, Raül Manzano, Roser Salaver and Xavier Besalú.

Website design and programming: Iuris.doc
Photographs: Lluís Salvadó, Bernat Joval

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