E-mail: javier.collado[at]unae.edu.ec

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Dr. Javier Collado Ruano is Titular Professor in the National University of Education (UNAE) in Ecuador. He is historian, educator, philosopher, filmmaker, and environmentalist.  He holds a PhD in Dissemination of Knowledge by the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) and other PhD in Philosophy by the University of Salamanca (Spain). Master Degree in Sociology of Education by the University of Seville (Spain) and Graduation in History by the University of Valencia (Spain) with specialization in International Relations and Archeology by the University of Palermo (Italy). He is founder and Director at Global Education Magazine (supported by UNESCO and UNHCR) and President at Education for Life NGO. He is also Academic Member of the CIRET (France) and FLACSO (Spain), Member of the editorial board at the Journal of International Society of Philosophy and Cosmology (Ukraine), Advisory Board Member at Shreeranya Renewable India, and Education Advisor at Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (USA). His research interests are Transdisciplinary, Biomimicry, Regenerative Development, Global Citizenship, E-learning, Interculturality, Culture of Peace, Spirituality, Emotional Intelligence, Environmental Education, Democracy, Governability, Poverty Eradication, Human Rights, Philosophy, Epistemology, Arts, Globalization, Co-evolution, Big History, Complexity, and Life.





global education magazine, UNESCO, UNHCR, DMMDC, Educar para vivir,Global Education Magazine is an e-journal supported by the Regional Offices of Latin America and the Caribbean of UNESCO and UNHCR which raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals led by United Nations (SDGs). Professor Collado-Ruano founded this initiative after his educational proposal became the most voted in the groupSustainable Development for the Eradication of Poverty in Rio+20”.

Prof. Collado-Ruano founded Global Education Magazine in 2012 to create a meeting point between different educational agents from all around the world. It provides new opportunities for creation, dissemination, and exchange of transcultural experiences in poverty eradication, culture of peace, health, spirituality, refugees, democracy, human rights, gender equity, environmental issues, human solidarity, water, youth policies, voluntarism, and sustainable development.


Honorary MembershipFederico Mayor Zaragoza, Cecile Guidote Alvarez, Javier Collado Ruano

Federico Mayor Zaragoza

Foundation Culture of Peace President

Former Director-General of UNESCO

Cecile Guidote Alvarez

Director of the Philippine Center of International Theater

Earthsavers UNESCO DREAM Center

irina bokova, basarab nicolescu, javier collado ruano, cristina nunez madrazo

Irina Bokova

UNESCO Director General

Basarab Nicolescu

Researcher in Transdisciplinarity and Complexity

Federik Willem de Klerk, peace nobel award 1993, javier collado ruano

Federik Willem de Klerk

Former President of South Africa and Peace Nobel Award 1993 (along Nelson Mandela)




el arte perdido de la educacion


ONG Educar para vivirCo-founded by Professor Collado in 2012,Education for Life NGOpromotes the formation of different educational agents in innovative methodological techniques, with an international and holistic perspective, in order to get the awareness for current problems of the world-society. To do this, we start from the Global Citizenship Education approach, where the creation of alternative curricular materials and activities support our appropriate methodological tool to capture human dialogical cohesion between different local educational agents: students, families, teachers, institutions and the media.

On our philosophical working horizons we aim to denote the transformer scope of Education for Sustainable Development, which we try to develop in different social contexts in which we work in: Peru, Brazil, Palestine, Dominican Republic, and Spain. Education is not only a basic human right, but it is also an essential component of economic and social development. For that reason, our work promotes a democratic and accountable education in schools, where teachers´ attitude plays a very important role as actors democratization of responsibility and sustainability, they are agents of awareness and training of the educational community, and especially for children and young people.

Therefore, we believe that the school should be seen as the place of learning, rather than the place where they teach, achieving an active and participatory education, disseminating trans-disciplinary knowledge and including all educational agents, representing one necessary task to promote a dynamic and critical thinking, generating new ideas that bring economic and social development, aimed to create a better world in the future.



JAVIER COLLADO, ciencia y espiritualidad, fundacion columbia


Download Full CV updated on February 20, 2018 or check the scientific articles here

PhD Thesis:

COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016) “Co-evolution in the Big History: A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals“. Thesis dissertation in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil).


  1. DRAVET, F., PASQUIER, F., COLLADO, J., de CASTRO, G. (coord.) (2020). Transdisciplinariedad y Educación del Futuro. [In press].
  2. DRAVET, F., PASQUIER, F., COLLADO, J., de CASTRO, G. (coord.) (2019). Transdisciplinaridade e Educação do Futuro. Brasilia: Cátedra UNESCO de Juventude, Educação e Sociedade – Universidade Católica de Brasilia. ISBN 978-85-62258-39-8.
  3. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Paradigmas epistemológicos en Filosofía, Ciencia y Educación. Ensayos Cosmodernos. Saarbrücken: Editorial Académica Española. ISBN 978-3-8417-5327-4.

Working papers

  • MARCELIN, M. A., COLLADO, J. Educación Intercultural en las Universidades de México: reflexiones para decolonizar el conocimiento eurocéntrico.
  • MALO, A., AMBORSI, M., COLLADO, J. El Sumak Kawsay y las Ciencas de la Complejidad: la ecología política del diálogo de saberes.
  • COLLADO, J., CARAPÁS, L., RIERA, G. Pedagogías artísticas y praxis interculturales: el cine documental como herramienta didáctica para la innovación educativa.
  • COLLADO, J., SEGOVIA, J., SILVA, D. Educación, pobreza y género en la Región Andina: un análisis intercultural y descolonial en el marco de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible.
  • COLLADO, J., PASQUIER, F. Éducation transdisciplinaire : fondements épistémologiques et ontologiques pour la formation des enseignants.
  • COLLADO, J. & SEGOVIA, J. Ecological Economics and Environmental Education: Toward a Regenerative Development.

Articles Published in Scientific Journals (double blind refereed)

  1. COLLADO, J., FALCONÍ, F., MALO, A. (2020). Educación ambiental y praxis intercultural desde la filosofía del Sumak Kawsay. Utopia y praxis latinoamericana, vol. 25, nº 90. [In press]
  2. COLLADO RUANO, J., MADROÑERO, M. & ÁLVAREZ, F. (2019). Éducation et Bien-Vivre : Compétences transdisciplinaires pour la formation des enseignants. Athenea Digital. Revista de pensamiento e investigación social. vol. 19 (3), e-2216.
  3. FALCONÍ, F., REINOSO, M., COLLADO, J., HIDALGO, E. & LEÓN, G. (2019). Environmental Education Program in Ecuador: Theory, Practice, and Public Policies to Face Global Change in the Anthropocene. vol. 27, nº 105, pp. 859-880.
  4. COLLADO RUANO, J., MADROÑERO, M. & ÁLVAREZ, F. (2019). Training Transdisciplinary Educators: Intercultural Learning and Regenerative Practices in Ecuador. Studies in Philosophy and Education, vol. 38, n. 2, pp. 177-194.
  5. COLLADO-RUANO, J. (2019). Big History in the Ecuadorian Educational System: Theory, Practice, and Public Policies of Environmental Education. The Journal of Big History, vol. 3, nº 2, pp. 83-100.
  6. FUENTES, A., & COLLADO RUANO, J. (2019). Fundamentos epistemológicos transdisciplinares de educación y neurociencia. Sophia: Colección de Filosofía de la Educación, n. 26 (1), 82-113.
  7. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2019). Reflexões filosóficas sobre a Educação para o Desenvolvimento Sustentável: uma abordagem complexa, transdisciplinar e biomimética. Foro de Educación vol. 17, nº 26, pp. 135-152.
  8. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). Co-evolution in Big History: A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals. Social Evolution & History, vol. 17, nº2, pp. 27-41.
  9. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). Cosmodern Philosophy: Transdisciplinary Reflections on Nature, Science, and Religion. In: Ilu. Revista de Ciencias de las Religiones, vol. 23, pp. 57-80.
  10. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). Um olhar transdisciplinar e biomimético à Educação para a Cidadania Planetária e aos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Curriculo sem fronteiras, vol. 18, nº2, pp. 500-529.
  11. McLAREN, P., COLLADO, J., & PROASI, L. (2018). Entrevista Peter McLaren “La Educación Crítica debe transformar el mundo”. Revista de Educación, nº 14, pp. 155-172. ISBN: 1853-1326.
  12. COLLADO RUANO, J., MADROÑERO, M. & ÁLVAREZ, F. (2018). La educación transdisciplinar: formando en competencias para el buen vivir. Revista Ensaio: Avaliação e Políticas Públicas em Educação, v. 26, n. 100, pp. 619 – 644.
  13. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). El paradigma de la cosmodernidad: reflexiones filosóficas sobre ciencia y religión. Sophia: Colección de Filosofía de la Educación, 24(1), pp. 53-85.
  14. CEVALLOS, B.; TERREROS, L.; & COLLADO, J. (2018). “Convento Eco-Empreende”: um projeto comunitário de Educação Socioambiental para o empoderamento, na sociedade do Bom Viver do Equador. Revista Espaço do Currículo (REC), vol. 11, nº3, pp. 430-443.
  15. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Learning to Co-evolve in the Anthropocene: Philosophical Considerations from Nature. Azimuth. International Journal of Philosophy, n. 9. pp.17-30.
  16. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Filosofía, Educación y Buen Vivir: un abordaje polilógico a la diversidad epistémica. Mamakuna. Revista de de divulgación de experiencias pedagógicas, n. 5. pp. 86-93.
  17. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Reflexiones filosóficas y sociológicas de la educación: un abordaje paradigmatológico. Sophia, n° 23, pp. 35-62.
  18. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Biomímesis: un abordaje transdisciplinar a la educación para la ciudadanía mundial. RIDAS. Revista Iberoamericana de Aprendizaje Servicio, nº 3, pp. 35 -54.
  19. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Interculturalidad y descolonialidad: Retos y desafíos epistemológicos. Revista NuestrAmerica. Vol. 5, nº 9, pp. 38-57.
  20. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Educación y desarrollo sostenible: la creatividad de la naturaleza para innovar en la formación humana. Educación y Educadores, 20 (2), 229-248.
  21. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). O desenvolvimento sustentável na educação superior. Propostas biomiméticas e transdisciplinares. Revista Iberoamericana de Educación, vol. 73, pp. 203-224.
  22. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible: una encrucijada paradigmática de la sociedad globalizada. Cuadernos de Filosofía Latinoamericana. Vol. 37, Nº 115, pp. 149-175.
  23. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). La huella socioecológica de la globalización. Sociedad y Ambiente, vol. 11, pp. 92-121.
  24. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Educación emocional: retos para alcanzar un desarrollo sostenible. CIEG, nº 26, pp. 27-46.
  25. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Transdisciplinary Perspectives in Bioethics: A Co-evolutionary Introduction from the Big History. Philosophy and Cosmology, vol. 17, pp. 52-63.
  26. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). La bioética como ciencia transdisciplinar de la complejidad – una introducción coevolutiva desde la Gran Historia. Revista Colombiana de Bioética, vol. 11, nº 1, pp. 54-67.
  27. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Cosmodern Education in the Sustainable Development Goals, A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Approach from the Big History. TheATLAS. vol. 6, pp. 98-122.
  28. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Una perspectiva transdisciplinar y biomimética a la educación para la ciudadanía mundial. Educere, nº 65, pp. 113-129.
  29. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Epistemologia del Sur: una visión descolonial de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Sankofa, 9, nº 17, pp. 137-158.
  30. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2015). Biomimicry: A Necessary Eco-Ethical Dimension for a Future Human Sustainability. Future Human Image, v. 2, p.23-57.
  31. COLLADO RUANO, J., GALEFFI, D. A., PONCZEK, R. L. (2014). The Constellation of Twinned NGOs-Schools: A New Transdemocratic Horizon in the Global Citizenship Education proposed by UNESCO for the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. Future Human Image. v.1, p. 110 – 125.
  32. COLLADO-RUANO, J.; GALEFFI, D. A.; PONCZEK, R. L. (2014). The Cosmodernity Paradigm: An Emerging Perspective for the Global Citizenship Education Proposed by UNESCO. Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering & Science, v. 5, p. 21-34.
  33. COLLADO-RUANO, J.; GALEFFI, D. A.; PONCZEK, R. L. (2014). O Paradigma da Cosmodernidade: Uma abordagem transdisciplinar à educação para a cidadania global proposta pela UNESCO. FAEEBA: Educação e Contemporaneidade, v. 23, p. 141-152.

Book Chapters

  1. COLLADO, J. (2020). La revolución biomimética: educación ambiental y desarrollo regenerativo en Ecuador. Biomímesis: Amazonía, Conciencia y Tecnología. [In press]
  2. COLLADO, J. & SILVA, D. (2019). Educação transdisciplinar para um desenvolvimento sustentável e regenerativo: propostas eco-pedagogicas inovadoras do Sistema Educativo Equatoriano. Transdisciplinariedade e Educação do Futuro, pp. 49-71. In: Transdisciplinariedade e Educação do Futuro. Brasilia: Cátedra UNESCO de Juventude, Educação e Sociedade – Universidade Católica de Brasilia. ISBN 978-85-62258-39-8.
  3. COLLADO, J. (2019). Prólogo: la pedagogía teatral para el desarrollo de la creatividad. HERVITZ, S. De lo lúdico a la creatividad. Un enfoque hexádico y teatral. Azogues: UNAE EP. pp. 9-14.ISBN IMPRESO: 978-9942-783-19-6  ISBN DIGITAL: 978-9942-783-20-2
  4. COLLADO, J. & MALO, A. (2019). Biomimética y ciencias de la complejidad. Fundamentos para el desarrollo regenerativo. In: Re-descubriendo el mundo natural. La biomímesis en perspectiva. Colombia: UNAD. pp. 339-359. ISBN 978-958-651-631-0
  5. GARCÍA, W., COLLADO, J., & RODRÍGUEZ, M. (2018). Compartir valores éticos. Un desafío educativo actual. In: Otra mirada desde la práctica educativa. Educación, ética y valores. Editora UNAE, pp. 27-60. ISBN: 978-9942-783-06-6.
  6. COLLADO, J. & APOLO, D. (2018). Ética y valores: una perspectiva transdisciplinar desde la ecología de saberes. In: Otra mirada desde la práctica educativa. Educación, ética y valores. Editora UNAE, pp. 61-79. ISBN: 978-9942-783-06-6.
  7. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). Cosmodern Education: Emotional, Spiritual, and Ecological Literacy to Develop a Sustainable Mindset. In: Developing Sustainability Mindset in Management Education. New York: Greenleaf Publishing, pp. 133-157. ISBN: 978-1-78353-817-1.
  8. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). Environmental Education in Educador: Challenges and Transformations. In: Education and New Developments. Lisboa: InScience Press, pp. 572-576. ISBN: 978-989-99864-8-0.
  9. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). A Carta da Terra na prática: uma experiência eco-pedagógica de Educação Ambiental no Equador. In: DIÁLOGOS E INTERLOCUÇÕES: experiências e práticas pedagógicas na América Latina Volume II. Editora CRV, pp. 47-60. ISBN. 978-85-444-1192-6.
  10. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2018). Natureza da Criatividade ou Criatividade da Natureza?. In: Natureza da Criatividade: Cartografia de Processos Criativos, vol. 1, pp. 77-107. Editora Quarteto. ISSN: 978-85-8005-153-7
  11. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). Educación Ambiental en Ecuador: reflexiones bioalfabetizadoras para el desarrollo sostenible. En: MARTINEZ, M. (coord.) Visiones de Sostenibilidad. México DF: UASLP. pp. 307-326.
  12. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2017). El Antropoceno en el contexto de la Gran Historia: consideraciones biomiméticas. ILIA. Debates sobre investigación en Artes. ISBN: 978-9942-977-07-6. Guayaquil: UArtes Ediciones Ensayo, pp. 58-68.
  13. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Biomimicry: An Emerging Eco-Ethic for New Developments in Education. IN: Education and New Developments. Lisbon, World Institute for Advanced Research and Science (WIARS), pp. 339-344. ISBN: 978-989-99389-8-4.
  14. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Cosmodern Education in the Sustainable Development Goals, A Transdisciplinary and Biomimetic Approach from the Big History. In: Convergence: Transdisciplinary Knowledge & Approaches to Education and Public Health. ISBN: 0-9778129-9-5, USA: TheATLAS Publishing, pp. 279-314.
  15. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2016). Educação nos Objetivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável: Um olhar transdisciplinar e biomimético a partir da Grande História. In: Perspectivas sobre ancestralidade afro-brasileira, educação, formação de professors, tecnologias da informação e comunicação, teatro, ações afirmativas, literature e patrimônio histórico e arquitetônico. Salvador: Kawo Editora Bahia, pp. 262-282.
  16. COLLADO RUANO, J. GALEFFI, D. A.; PONCZEK, R. L. (2015). The Cosmodernity: A Transcultural Approach for the Global Citizenship Education Proposed by UNESCO. In: Education Applications & Developments: Advances in Education and Educational Trends Series. InScience Press, pp. 280-290. ISBN: 978-989-97866-8-4.
  17. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2014). Os direitos humanos: o caráter transhumanista da consciência cosmoderna. In: Direito internacional em expansão. 1ed.Belo Horizonte: Arraes, v. IV, p. 284-295. ISBN: 978-85-8238-086-4
  18. COLLADO RUANO, J., BARROSO TRISTÁN, J. M. (2012). Educar para vivir: Hacia una educación global y planetaria. In: Educar para la participación ciudadana en la enseñanza de las ciencias sociales. Montequinto Sevilla: Diada Editora. v.II. p.149 – 157. ISBN: 978-84-96723-29-0.
  19. BARROSO TRISTÁN, J. M., COLLADO RUANO, J. (2012). La creación de materiales curriculares para promover la participación ciudadana en un sistema educativo coherente In: Educar para la participación ciudadana en la enseñanza de las ciencias sociales. Montequinto Sevilla: Diada Editora. v.I. p.237 – 245. ISBN: 978-84-96723-29-0.
  20. COLLADO RUANO, J. (2011). La II República Española: el nacimiento de una nueva etapa educativa. In: España ante la República. El amanecer de una nueva era, 1931. (VI Congreso sobre republicanismo). Diputación de Córdoba. pp. 765-782. ISBN: 978-84-8154-349-0.

Interviews (All available here)

  1. Interview with Peter McLaren: “Critical Education Must Transform the World”
  2. Interview with Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
  3. La Sonrisa Nómada: un proyecto voluntario transcultural
  4. International Youth Day: Interview with Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize (India).
  5. Interview with Aya Chebbi, African Youth Movement Founder (Tunisia)
  6. Interview with Cristina Nunez-Madrazo, Director at EcoLiteracy Center at the Veracruzana University (Mexico)
  7. Professor Javier Collado Ruano talking about Global Citizenship Education (UNESCO) and Rio+20
  8. Qaryah Thayyibah: An Alternative School in Salatiga, Indonesia
  9. Interview with Dr. Katherine Müller-Marin, Representative of UNESCO to VietNam
  10. Interview with Annette Cotter: A New Perspective on Making Environmental Change
  11. Interview with Ms. Cecile Guidote-Alvarez Director, UNESCO DREAM Center, Philippines
  12. International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee (PEACE NOBEL AWARD)
  13. Interview with Marta Benavides (Co-chair in GCAP): “Human Rights and 23rd Century Movement”
  14. Interview with Prof. P. Krishna: Education, Science and Spirituality
  15. Interview to “Mama” Hawa Aden Mohamed, 2012 Nansen Refugee Award of UNHCR
  16. International Day of Peace and Non-violence. Interview with Mr. Federico Mayor Zaragoza, UNESCO Former Director General
  17. Interview with Germán Doin, Director of “The Forbidden Education”
  18. Interview with “o Movimento dos Sem Teto da Bahia” (Brazil)
  19. Education for Life NGO visits the United Nations of Ecuador (16/12/2011)
  20. Report of Javier Collado in TVAlmansa: International Volunteer Day

Photography Exhibition

“Education for Life: Towards a Global and Planetary Education” Event: February 2012. Place:Casa de la Cultura de Almansa (AB), Spain.

More than 60 Articles published in annals of events, magazines and others are available under request (See full CV)