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German Doin To Keynote at the 2017 AERO Conference.


German Doin is one of the most well-respected alternative education researchers in Latinamérica. As an independent filmmaker, he released in 2012 the film "The Forbidden Education" (La Educación Prohibida), which revolutionised the education conversation in LatinAmérica and Spain, putting the alternatives into the big discussion regarding learning and public education. His film, which has reached online over 15 million views, is still today a reference for the education debate in every major university in LA, used as a source for critical perspectives to educación.

Since then, Doin cofounded the nonprofit Reevo, the Alternative Education Network which registers, researches, connects, and actively supports the alternative education movement in the region. Reevo mediates between educators, alternative schools, movements, governments and national/local networks all over LA with the purpose of transforming education. It also promotes the raising and developing of alternative learning communities and schools through online platforms, workshops, content production and events.

In the last years German and his team were responsible for the Alternative Education Week in Colombia in 2015, held by the Secretary of Education of Bogotá; and the 4th Encounter of Nuestra América, held in Brasilia in June 2017. Both events gathered the most respected alternative educators of LA and were key for the building of networks in the region.

As a father of 2 children, he founded and participates in the coordination of a learner-centered education community in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina.