15 March 2019

World Congress of Lasallian Education held in Mexico

Yesterday the World Congress of Lasallian Education (CMEL300) got underway at La Salle University in Mexico City as part of the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the death of the founder of La Salle, St. Jean Baptiste de La Salle. The Congress comes in the context of work towards the Declaration of Lasallian Pedagogy, and the theme chosen is Lasallian Education for the 21st Century. This academic meeting aims to offer a space that allows us to analyse aspects relating to the future of education, as well as to share reflections and best practices, all to renew the community's commitment to work to assure the viability and vitality of La Salle's educational mission.

The delegation representing La Salle Campus Barcelona at the Congress in Mexico is headed up by Josep M. Santos, General Director of La Salle-URL; he is accompanied by Josep M. Piqué, Executive President of La Salle Technova Barcelona; Xavier Canaleta, Vice-Dean for Educational Innovation at La Salle-URL; Agustín Zaballos, Professor at La Salle-URL and coordinator of the GRITS research group; and Enric Peña, Academic Director of Master’s and Postgraduate Studies in Architecture at La Salle-URL.

As of Saturday 16 March, more than 600 Lasallian educators from 27 countries around the world, experts in the global agenda and education, and Lasallian academics are coming together to share the fruits of their research and offer transformative educational practices through a variety of workshops and a photo exhibition. The Congress focuses on three central themes: world context and educational challenges, the Lasallian educational community and Lasallian pedagogy today. To this end, the three days of the congress will be a forum for analysis and reflection among the experts with conferences, workshops and lectures, as well as round tables and a cultural fair.