Veronica Boix Mansilla

External Advisory Board Member

Dr. Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero, with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she leads the IdGlobal and Re-Imagining Migration projects. Originally from Argentina, Veronica brings an intercultural sensitivity, as well as a background in cognitive science, human development, and education, to her examination of how to prepare our youth for a world of increasing complexity and interdependence. Her research focuses on three main areas: 1) global competence as it develops among learners and teachers in various world regions with a particular emphasis on intercultural education, equity, and migration; 2) quality interdisciplinary research and education among experts, teachers, and youth; and 3) quality teaching and learning in disciplines (history, biology, the arts) as lenses through which to understand the world. Veronica’s work has produced frameworks and practical tools to support educators interested in interdisciplinarity and quality teaching, learning, curriculum, research, assessment, professional development, and program evaluation. Veronica’s work on Global Competence education set the foundation for the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education strategy in 2010, and her writings on interdisciplinary work and evaluation have informed interdisciplinary initiatives with the National Academy of Sciences, National Science Foundation, International Baccalaureate, and the Argentinian Ministry of Education. Veronica served as a member of SESYNC’s External Advisory Board. 

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2014 - 2017
Areas of Expertise
Research Interests
global and intercultural education
human migration
learning designs
institutional cultures
interdisciplinary collaborations
Methods of Expertise
improvement science
action research
documentation of learning