Ulisses F. Araujo

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Professor Titular Sênior da Escola de Artes, Ciências e Humanidades da Universidade de São Paulo (USP Leste), é Presidente da PANPBL - Association of Problem-Based Learning and Active Learning Methodologies; e bolsista de produtividade em pesquisa do CNPq desde 2009. Na Universidade de São Paulo é Coordenador Científico do Núcleo de Pesquisas em Novas Arquiteturas Pedagógicas.

In the past 30 years as a high school and university professor, published more than 10 books and dozens of chapters and scientific articles in Brazil and abroad. Since 2012 is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Moral Education, and since 2013 is a member of the Executive Board of the Association for Moral Education. In Brazil, is the editor of the New Pedagogical Architectures book series, published by Editora Summus. 

In his professional career as a professor and researcher, worked for the four state universities of Sao Paulo (USP, UNICAMP, UNESP, and UNIVESP), with a stand out performance in the design, creation, and implementation of innovative and disruptive projects in these institutions. Between 2003 and 2008, was a member of the team of professors who created and implemented the East Campus of the University of São Paulo (School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities), an innovative, non-departmental and interdisciplinary experience, assuming various academic and administrative positions in its management. Between 2014 and 2017, worked as a Pedagogical Dean in the creation and implementation of the UNIVESP - the Virtual University of the State of São Paulo, a blended and interdisciplinary university that offers Bachelor Degrees in Computer and Product Engineering, and Science and Math Teachers’ development. From 2003 and 2009, was a consultant to the Brazilian Ministry of Education for the Program "Ethics and Citizenship: building values at school and in society, implemented in the 27 Brazilian states, and chosen as one of most innovative technologies in education by the ministry. Finally, between 2010 and 2014, created and managed the training of more than 2,500 in-service teachers in the State of São Paulo through the graduate program in "Ethics, Values, and Citizenship", with a hybrid model that articulated digital technologies with active learning methodologies. All of these experiences were grounded in the mission of promoting professional development on principles of innovation, complexity, multi, and interdisciplinarity, combined with initiatives that aimed to transform content, methodologies, and relationships in the classrooms. 

As a personal education and professional development, highlights his positions as a Visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2020, at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education in 2016 and 2008 (USA), and at the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain, 2006-2010). He received a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Human Development from the University of São Paulo (1998), obtained the title of Master in Education from the State University of Campinas (1993), and completed his Bachelor Degree in Pedagogy from the Catholic University of Goiás (1988). He is from Goiânia (GO), married and has a daughter.

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