Dr Andrea Giraldez
Director of Online Learning
Andrea is an internationally recognised academic and education consultant. After 20 years as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Valladolid (Spain), she is currently lecturing part-time there and for different online graduate and postgraduate programmes (Valencian International University, the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the Centre for High University Studies –CAEU).
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She has worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Education in Spain (1992-1996 and 2002-2006). Since 2007 she has been the consultant for the Arts Education, Culture and Citizenship Program of the Ibero American States Organization for Education, Science and Culture (OEI) and is presently advising the design of the Culture and Arts curriculum for the Ministry of Education in Ecuador. She has been invited to speak at conferences in Spain, Italy, Austria, UK, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Panamá, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador. She has also written more than thirty books and a number of peer-reviewed journal articles about music and arts education, ICT and teacher training.
Andrea is particularly passionate about the power of technologies in education and the possibilities of e-learning. After finishing her PhD in Education at the National Distance Education University (UNED) in 2001, she has designed and supervised many online training programs for teachers and students delivered in more than 20 Ibero-American countries.
Andrea defines herself as an everlasting learner, always curious and passionate about education and the possibility to improve teachers and students personal and academic lives. For this reason, and convinced of the need for a completely new approach in education, she became interested in coaching and is now an accredited Personal Performance Coach, NLP Practitioner, Youth and Parents Coach and Goal Mapping Practitioner. A tireless traveller, she has lived in four different countries and is currently living between London and Madrid, devoting most of her time to the development of coaching in education online programs for Growth Coaching Online.
- Creating a culture of professional improvement, feedback and growth
- Enhancing the positive impact of professional standards
- It is all about the conversation
- The way of being that makes a difference