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La Dirección Académica y la Escuela de Ciencias Humanas, en el marco de la apuesta institucional por un modelo pedagógico de “Aprender a Aprender”, invita a los profesores de toda la Universidad a participar en el programa que transformará la forma en la que conciben la enseñanza, el aprendizaje, su rol en el aula y fuera de ella. Se trata de un programa que genera un cambio en cómo el profesor concibe el ejercicio docente, su papel en él y el papel del estudiante.

Apunta a formar profesores transformadores, líderes e innovadores que dejen una huella profunda en sus estudiantes de manera que éstos sean también proactivos, emprendedores, responsables y críticos.

¿Qué ofrecerá el programa?
El programa ofrecerá herramientas y métodos para que los profesores logren formar jóvenes éticos y resilientes.

Éste se compone de cinco unidades distribuidas en tres sesiones, de dos días y medio cada una, que parten de la discusión, que favorecen un segundo momento de introspección y que finalizan en la aplicación de lo aprendido mediante la experimentación.

Se proporcionarán herramientas para integrar el desarrollo de las habilidades cognitivas, la comprensión socio-emocional y el propósito ético, empoderando a los profesores para crear un impacto profundo y duradero en sus estudiantes.
El curso será dictado en inglés.

Para participar en el programa debe ser profesor de carrera o de planta de la Universidad del Rosario y contar con contrato a término indefinido. El programa se ha diseñado para un grupo de profesores, 21 de los cuales serán elegidos a través de una convocatoria que estará abierta desde ahora hasta el 10 de mayo de 2017.

Si es elegido, la Universidad le otorgará una beca por el valor del programa impartido por el Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values.

Fechas de Convocatoria: 
Inscripciones: Del 28 de abril al 10 de mayo de 2017.
Reunión del comité evaluador: Del 10 al 12 de mayo de 2017.
Publicación de resultados: 12 de mayo de 2017.

The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values

The Center is dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. The Center is a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank focusing on the development of interdisciplinary research and education in varied fields, from science and technology to education and international relations. Our programs emphasize responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organizations, and societies.
Six Nobel Peace Laureates have served as Founding Members of The Center since its inception at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2009.

The Experience

Transformative Teachers provides a unique opportunity for teachers and educators to come together for interactive workshops and to foster continued dialogue and community through online forums and annual gatherings. Additional technological aids, developed by the program, support continued growth through critical reflective thinking.
The Center helps design, develop and disseminate innovative tools for learning.
These tools include the integration of games and apps that focus on building ethical decision-making skills and moral literacy, such as Quandary and MITRA, into the classroom. During the workshop, we look at support materials available on the web and discuss extension ideas such as teacher-and-player-created scenarios and player-feedback reviews.
By providing teachers with technological playing systems the workshop encourages teachers to promote ethical thinking within different environments and contexts –both fictional and non-fictional. The goal is to provide an engaging experience for students to strengthen foundational skills and character virtues – including perspective-taking, decision-making, and critical thinking. Moreover, helping them to recognize and engage ethical and emotional situations in their daily lives.
Additionally The Center has created Transformative Teachers Collection on PBS
Learning Media™, a web resource constantly being updated with new teaching exercises and activity videos.

Designed for global reach

The Transformative Teachers program is currently offered in various regions throughout the United States, as well as Mexico, Colombia, and India.



The program will be imparted in English, therefore, optimal English skills are required.

First Visit
Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi
Ma. Javier Prieto

Date Hour Campus
May 18th, 2017 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Claustro
May 19th, 2017 9:30 – 1:30 p.m; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Claustro
May 20th, 2017 9:30 – 1:30 p.m; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Claustro

Second Visit
Ma. Javier Prieto
Ma. Rodrigo Teles
Ma. Peter Stidwill
Date Hour Campus
July 20th, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 m; 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Claustro
July 21th, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 m; 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Claustro
July 22th, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 m. Claustro

Third Visit
Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi
Dr. Rodrigo Canales
Ma. Javier Prieto

Date Hour Campus
August 24th, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 m. Sede del Emprendimiento y la Innovación
August 25th, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 m; 1:30 – 5:00 p.m. Sede del Emprendimiento y la Innovación
August 26th, 2017 9:00 – 12:00 m; Almuerzo de cierre. Sede del Emprendimiento y la Innovación

Program Structure

Facilitator‘s Profile & Evaluating Committee

Facilitators Profile 

Ven. Tenzin Priyadarshi

By most accounts, The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi is an innovative thinker, a philosopher educator, a philanthropist, a polymath and a monk. He is the Founding Director of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a center dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. As a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank, its programs emphasize responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organizations, and societies. The Center at MIT has six Nobel Peace Laureates as its founding members and its programs run in eight countries and expanding. Venerable Tenzin’s unusual background encompasses entering a Buddhist monastery at the age of 10 years to receiving graduate education at Harvard University with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He is also Director of the Ethics Initiative at MIT Media Lab and a Director’s Fellow there, as well as a Tribeca Disruptive Fellow.

Venerable Tenzin serves on the Board of several academic, humanitarian, and religious organizations. He is a recipient of several recognitions and awards, including a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard for his visionary contributions to humanity.

Javier Prieto

Is Chief Operating Officer at The Center. Previously he worked as Associate Director of Strategic Operations for Mexico and Latin America for several years. Prior to joining the Center, Javier worked in investment and education sectors overseeing the strategic development of a multi-campus Business school in Mexico. Javier has a keen passion for human development through education, nature and visual arts. Educated in Mexico, Australia, and the United States, he has produced documentaries focusing on lessons of multi-culturalism. Javier´s spirit is one of constantly bringing people together and promoting conversations for a better world.

Rodrigo Canales

Researches the role of institutions in entrepreneurship and economic development. Specifically, Rodrigo’s work seeks to understand how individuals purposefully enact organizational and institutional change. In particular, Rodrigo explores how individuals’ backgrounds, professional identities, and organizational positions affect how they relate to existing structures and the strategies they pursue to change them. His work builds on the different traditions of institutional theory and contributes to a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that allow institutions to operate and change. Rodrigo has done work in entrepreneurial finance and microfinance. As he continues his work on microfinance he is also conducting research in the institutional complexities of renewable energy and the institutional implications of the Mexican war on drugs.

Rodrigo teaches the Innovator Perspective at Yale SOM; he sits in the steering committee of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT; and he advises several startups in Mexico that seek to improve the financing environment for small firms.

Peter Stidwill

Creates educational games and digital learning products. He is currently Executive Producer at the Learning Games Network, a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Games+Learning+Society program. He produced the award-winning ethical-thinking game ‘Quandary’, and is currently developing ‘Playful Learning’, an initiative to catalyze the use of game based learning in schools. Peter previously worked at the UK Parliament where he developed the multi award-winning civics games ‘MP For A Week’ and ‘MyUK’, and at the BBC on a range of formal and informal education projects, including the Digital Curriculum (‘BBC Jam’) and Science and Nature Online. Peter holds a B.A. and M.Eng. from Cambridge University (UK), where he created an online science outreach initiative – an extension to his engineering masters dissertation in which he specialized in digital learning. 

Rodrigo Teles

Social entrepreneur in sabbatical learning journey. Former Managing Director of Fundação Estudar, a leading educational nonprofit organization in Brazil focused on potentializing young talents.

Prior to that, Rodrigo was Managing Director of Endeavor Brazil. Hailed by Thomas Friedman as “the best anti-poverty program of all,” Endeavor is a nonprofit that pioneered the field of “High-Impact Entrepreneurship.” Rodrigo began his career at Endeavor in 2003, coordinating a high-tech business development program in partnership with FAPESP, the biggest research foundation in Brazil, providing support to 100 high-tech entrepreneurs that collectively raised several million dollars in seed-stage capital. By 2005, he was managing a portfolio of 12 high-growth companies with combined annual revenues of near $500M. In 2007, he created Entrepreneurship Week Brazil, mobilizing more than 1.5 million participants in the country and connecting the Brazilian entrepreneurial ecosystem for the first time in history.

Evaluating Committee From Universidad del Rosario:

Stéphanie Lavaux - Provost

Franz Dieter Hensel - Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Carlos Patarroyo - School of Human Sciences


From The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values:

Javier Prieto - Chief Operating Officer  


Inscriptions: From April 28th  to May 10th, 2017.

Meeting of the evaluation committee: From 10th  to 12th, 2017.

Results: May 12th, 2017

Postulation requirements:
Full-Time Faculty
Optimal English Skills