Maria Rosa Buxarrais Estrada
Director at the Institute of Education Sciences (IDP-ICE) of the University of Barcelona (UB)
Maria Rosa holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Barcelona, is PhD in Pedagogy and professor in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the same university. Main researcher of the Research Group in Moral Education (GREM), a consolidated group of the Government of Catalonia since 1995, is also Director of the Observatory of Civic Education and Values of the Government of Catalonia and an active member by election of the Board of Directors of the AME (Association for Moral Education, the main international association on the subject).
On the international front, she is responsible for the Erasmus Intensive Program (2016-2020) with the participation of 7 universities from different countries (Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Finland, Greece and England), and member of the Editorial Board of the book collection in English: Moral Development and Citizenship Education, SensePublishers, The Netherlands.
She has held single-person management positions at the UB: Head of Department, Rector’s Delegate for Masters and Doctorate, Head of Research at the Institute of Education Sciences (IDP-ICE).
Author of articles, books and didactic materials, she has given more than 100 lectures and training workshops in various university and non-university institutions, both nationally and internationally, about moral education, training teacher, higher education, ethical competencies and applied ethics.