ETBLC Board – Oscar Urmeneta

Discipline: Philosophy

About me: A former high school principal for many years, Oscar is a school leader responsible for the delivery of the Education Project of his organisation, a Spanish multi-site school federation that brings more than 20 schools together with over 1,500 teachers in total. He received his MSc in Learning & Teaching from the University of Oxford and is participating in the Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Oscar is a Trainer-Consultant in TBL, a member of the European TBL Board, and its representative for Spain. He is pioneering TBL both in Spain and before University. His research focuses on driving effective educational change towards active learning at institutional level and in organisational development. He is leading a pilot project that explores the extent to which TBL can be used as the main driver for educational change in baccalaureate at institutional level.

Twitter: @osurmeneta

Interest in TBL: Oscar is the leader of the FEC-TBL Project, which as programme aimed at exploring the following aspects:

a) The suitability of TBL before university, particularly in baccalaureate;
b) The suitability of TBL for disciplines rather unusual for TBL practitioners such as Philosophy, History, Mathematics, English/Spanish, Literature…
c) The potential of TBL as a the driver for educational change at institutional level

Publications/Presentations on TBL:

  • I presented an Oral Abstract at the 17th Annual TBLC Conference (San Diego): Initial evidence that TBL is superior to traditional lecturing in pre-university philosophy classes.