Teaching Team

The Botin Foundation is committed to an education that promotes the healthy growth of children and young people, enhancing their talent and creativity to help them be autonomous, competent, supportive and happy.

An education, in short, that generates development and contributes to the progress of society.

The intervention occurs through Responsible Education, a programme that favours the physical, emotional, intellectual and social growth of people, promotes communication and improves coexistence in schools through work with teachers, students and families.



Information on the area of Education

Learn more about the courses of action in which the Botin Foundation intervenes with the aim of promoting a better education by actively involving the whole educational community.

Responsible Education

Responsible Education

An educational programme that promotes emotional, social and creative development through the arts involving teachers, students and families.

The Education we want

The Education we want

A lecture series conceived as a space to think together about the most relevant aspects of education.

Specialist EESC Programme for Educational Transformation

Specialist EESC Programme for Educational Transformation

University training aimed at developing the educator’s emotional, social and creative competencies, creating their own transformation project.

Research and Publications

Research and Publications

More than a decade of work has resulted in various reports and research in collaboration with international experts.

Teaching Team

Teaching Team

Meet the professionals specialised in the field of education and innovation of the Botin Foundation.



In the Responsible Education program, schools in Cantabria began to participate, generating an action model that has expanded to become a Network of RE Centres in Madrid, La Rioja, Navarra, Galicia, Murcia, Castilla y León, Aragón, Comunidad Valenciana and extended internationally in Uruguay – with the support of El abrojo, the Emocionarte Civil Association and Plan Ceibal – Chile – with the help of the Adelanto Amigos de Panguipulli Corporation – and Mexico – promoted by PROED with the help of the Gigante Foundation.


Opinions about Education

"Discovering and participating in the Responsible Education programme has been wonderful, since it has allowed the children of Panguipulli to have the opportunity to have a different view of the world, more sensitive and inclusive. On the other hand, it has been perfectly complemented with our artistic / cultural training initiatives, thus multiplying the impact and benefiting a large part of our community ".

Manager of the Corporation Adelanto Amigos de Panguipulli (Chile).

"The Responsible Education programme entered our centre and provoked a first step of stopping and reflecting (stop and think), it makes us rethink our educational practice and our personal and social relationships with students, with schoolmates, with families ... It even provokes a more personal reflection on how we are living the three areas: cognitive, emotional and social. In addition, the program gives names to actions and performances that were happening in our work in the classroom and school community level. And that reflection and that labelling allowed us to improve our educational practice at all levels. Another benefit of integrating the Responsible Education project in our daily practice has been to unify our work with our emotions. Before, each teacher did it from their classroom and their perspective, but as a result of reflecting, using common materials and exchanging ideas and opinions, we have taken a similar line of action that helps us to work in a comprehensive way from Infant to Secondary "

Director and Coordinator of Responsible Education. Compañía de María "La Enseñanza" School, Santander.

"At the Virgen de Mirasierra School we have been working on the Responsible Education programme since the 2013-2014 academic year. The material that has been provided to us is great, the activities are very positive and enriching for the students. We have integrated all the resources into our methodology, from 1st year of Kindergarten to 4th year of Secondary, and the results when applying the programme are surprising. Students show great enthusiasm, and we see them more and more receptive to having to reflect and think about themselves and about others. We are teachers who are now more aware of the messages we are sending. With these activities we are teaching them to value themselves and others, and to trust in their possibilities. We are happy with the experience ".

Teacher in charge of the Tool Bank in Pre-school. Virgen de Mirasierra School, Madrid.

"Responsible Education came as a challenge and was installed. Focused on developing the resources of the Programme, we gradually realised that the fact that emotional and cognitive reflections were an indisputable part of what we wanted to teach and learn every day could enrich our practice much more. That is how we made them a part of the curriculum, organizing other learning objectives around them. The result is the involvement of the entire community in many of the lines worked with this Programme. It is becoming one more axis of our job".

Coordinator of Responsible Education of the CEIP San Xoán de Becerreá, Lugo, Galicia.

"Welcome, Responsible Education! (You are much more than those two words). THANK YOU for coming to my school. In this adventure of educating, we have been a searching and restless school, always scanning the horizon ... You have arrived and with you those "tools" that help us so that our students learn to "be", learn to "live together", manage to "manage" their emotional and social world, deploy their creativity ..., so that little by little, they start "taking life in their hands", being the ones who steer their own boat ".

Head of Literature, Emotions and Creativity. Santo Tomás School, Pamplona, Navarra.

"The Responsible Education programme is causing a revolution in the educational community of the Region of Murcia. We have witnessed that by promoting the development of emotional education we help our students to be aware of their emotions and, what is more important, that they learn to express, control and manage them, developing their skills and also their creativity ".


"I find this work and these activities very interesting because they generate reflection, sharing, getting to know each other better and better, a desire to improve, a transformation and a change in certain attitudes in children. I am convinced that, thanks to this type of way of working, we contribute a grain of sand to achieving a more humane and just world ".

CPC Rey Pastor, 5º P. Logroño, La Rioja.

"We have witnessed that by promoting the development of emotional education we help our students to be aware of their emotions and, more importantly, to learn to express, control and manage them, developing their skills and also their creativity."


"The ER programme has meant opening a window that has allowed us to look at our own reality and a panorama in which the future of our students is more encouraging. It has helped us to give greater importance to what is most important."

RE Coordinator and Head of the Choir of emotions in CEIP Teresa de Berganza, Madrid.