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Colombia K4C Hub

Our Mentors

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I am Luisa Fernanda González Pineda. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the Universidad de Caldas, Colombia and a Master’s degree in Education from the Faculty of Education at the University of Los Andes, Colombia, where I am currently pursuing my PhD. I have participated in qualitative research and participatory action research (PAR) in different regions and contexts in Colombia ranging from basic and secondary education to higher education, with students, teachers, and managers. In the development of my doctoral research, I am working with a school comunity, which we have initiated a process of co-construction of a curriculum for diversity through the transformation of teacher practices in the classroom through participatory methodologies. I belong to the fourth cohort of the Mentor Training Program of the K4C Consortium.

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I am Andres Astaiza Martines, a teacher-researcher with experience in the field of higher education in the areas of psychology, social sciences and systemic thinking. I also have experience in planning and coordinating educational projects, and providing individual and group psychopedagogical support to students. Since 2018, I have been working at the University of Ibagué, Colombia, where I conduct a research on the teacher-researcher training processes in the university context, citizen training, and systemic thinking. I am a part of the fourth cohort of the Mentor Training Program of the K4C Consortium.

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I am Daniel Lopera, an Industrial Designer from the Xaveriana University, Colombia. I have a Master’s degree in Design Futures from Griffith University in Australia and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Los Andes, Colombia. I teach in the areas of design futures, ontological design and research. I have carried out action-research projects in which peasants, indigenous communities and ex-combatant communities have participated. I led the creation of the current Design academic program at the University of Ibagué, Colombia, of which I was the Director for five years. Currently, I serve as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Ibagué. I belong to the fourth cohort of the Mentor Training Program of the K4C Consortium.

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I am Irma Alicia Flores Hinojos, a psychologist from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). I have a specialization in Community Development from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and another in Educational and Social Development, as well as a PhD in Social Sciences, Childhood and Youth from the University of Manizales, Colombia. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education in the University of Los Andes, Colombia. In my research, I am dedicated to explore the facilitation of training processes in participatory, pedagogical and educational action research of professionals in education and other disciplines. I have worked with different communities in adult education and in higher education programs in Mexico, Colombia and Cuba. I have also been involved in curricular reforms in higher education and in colleges emphasizing in educational inclusion and the Sustainable Development Goals approach. I was trained as a Community Based Participatory Research mentor in the first cohort of the Mentor Training Program of the K4C Consortium.

     

For more information about the K4C Colombia Hub, please contact the following:

Irma Alicia Flores Hinojos
K4C Colombia Hub Coordinator
Associate Professor, University of Los Andes
ia.flores24@uniandes.edu.co 

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