My name is Ramiro Benavides. I was born in Quito (Ecuador), 42 years ago. I studied Math Engineering with a minor in Computer Systems at National Polytechnic School. Since I left university, I was involved in different kind of activities, ranging from enterpreneurship to teaching and consulting.
By now, I'm working as a Math and Physics teacher / lecturer at Universidad Central del Ecuador at Quito. I'm also in charge of curriculum redesign processes along my own department, and I'm looking for continuing my formal education and training in fields related to E-Learning and Gifted Education.
Areas of Expertise
Math and Science Education, Education & Training, Coach Education, Curriculum Consulting, Curriculum Design and Teaching, Quality Assurance Engineering, E-learning / innovation, Technological Trends, Technologies of personal and social transformation, Scientific Computing (HPC)
An idea worth spreading
Is teaching people how to learn anything and apply it to improve our society. In particular, how to learn to change energy and natural resources consuming patterns. Whatever idea behind turning people more aware about the environment we're living in is worth to spread here and throughout the world. And not only to young people, because we the people are all learners along our lives.
I'm passionate about
Science, Education, Technology, Society, Systemics, Socio-Technical Relationships
Talk to me about
Whatever you are thinking of right now. If you want to exchange a couple of ideas, it will be good to me. For each interesting idea to exchange, we may make a universe of knowledge and friendship.
People don't know I'm good at
Helping people to improve her/his own way of understand the Universe. I'm also good as a quality process certifier, because finding malfunctions over almost any system is as natural as breathing 4 me.
My TED story
I would like to speak about how to teach difficult concepts and ideas in brief and simple words. The world is not as hard to understand, but teachers don't realize their duty has to do with translating huge theories and concepts into simple mind structures, affordable to anyone. Explaining things like on-operation systems, philosophical theories or complex relationships emerging from an evolutive array of interactions are the kind of topics I will be happy to explain to a vaste audience at any location.