The University of Harvard gathered with Don Luis de Lezama and his team From the Foundation Iruaritz-Lezama. The meeting took place during The Spain Caucus held at Harvard Kennedy School in Boston so that to gain a better understanding of functioning of the Santa María la Blanca School, our EBI system (Basic Interactive Education), and the pedagogical framework that we have been developing since the first academic course of 2008-2009 that has situated our institution at an international level of reference in educational innovation.
Our model of education defends the fact that innovation is not always a product of an individual who works isolated, but a result of how we mobilize, share and connect knowledge. Therefore, since its commence, the EBI system has prepared students for a world in which many people need to collaborate with other people of diverse cultural backgrounds and consider different ideas, perspectives and values. The gamble that our school Santa Maria la Blanca has been dealing with is to lead educational change from a world where knowledge is stacked somewhere, losing value quickly, towards a world in which the enriching power of communication is increased and so is collaborative flow.
As a result, all of this has been crucial so that one of the most prestigious academic centers in the world, like the University of Harvard, has taken notice of the achievements of the Santa María la Blanca School; and the centers in Spain, the U.S.A., and Dominican Republic in which the EBI system is implanted in their classrooms.