"Humanities must be a fundamental part of universities"

Today, information is just a click away. Before the invention of the internet, information was only available to a few people. Today, the power of information is available to all, that is why the current mission of teachers is no longer to disseminate this information, but to teach students how to process it, to understand and how assimilate it through critical thinking.

In an exclusive interview for the Observatory, Magdalena Merbilháa, historian, humanist, professor and Associate Director of the Research Group on Imaginative Education, talks about the role of the humanities in the future of education, the new role of teachers in the 21st century, and about the model of imaginative education, which emphasizes the importance of the emotions in learning, because for students to remember what they have learned, they must be captivated, explains Magdalena Merbilháa.