Dr. Denise Vaillant

President of Teaching Profession International Observatory


Denise Vaillant is Academic Director of the Institute of Education at Universidad ORT-Uruguay, one of the largest universities in the country. She is also President of the Teaching Profession International Observatory, based at the University of Barcelona (OBIPD), which offers a window on the world of learning and teaching and a forum in which to discuss how we can improve teacher training and teaching activities in general.

Denise Vaillant is a university professor of postgraduate studies, consultant to several international organizations and author of numerous articles and books on the subject of public policies, the teaching profession and educational change. She has been invited to give lectures at many top world universities and has been responsible for a series of research projects on educational policies and the teaching profession. She has helped ministries of education across Latin America to implement more effective teacher policies and educational reforms. She has also worked with several university boards, focusing on ways for teacher education and professional development to integrate new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. She has coordinated several teacher education programs in Uruguay and other Latin American countries.

She has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Québec in Montreal, Canada, and an M.A. in Educational Planning and Management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.