Learning Experiences

I´m sharing selected courses, syllabus, and resources based on the latest iteration of each. Links and references include sometimes materials, homework, and other references that might be interesting if you´re teaching something similar. Teaching styles differ between narrative, active and reflective courses.

Below there is a comprehensive list of my teaching experience, and then, some workshops from half a day until five days long that I have led in past years.

Course in Arizona State University. It centers around the experiences of Latin American peoples through cultural and economic history, to understand key concepts related to development in the region. The assignments are 20 different prompts to be done in 7 weeks.


Course in University of Chile and in Coursera. This course has 13 sessions, and it´s dedicated to explore the ways of thinking about technology, from multiple disciplinary and cultural perspectives. It´s my favorite course to do.

University of Chile. Awardee of the National Prize on Innovation in Science Education, Higher Education category (2011). This class, develop with Jorge Valenzuela, Jaqueline Pessoa and then, Christian Wilson and Alejandro Briso is centered around the notion that Chemistry is central to human culture, and its history is the history of our materials, connections, and power. 16 weeks. (13 session, 3 workshops)

University of Chile. Awardee of the National Prize on Innovation in Science Education, Higher Education category (2016). With Cynthia Maciel, Raimundo Roberts, and then Ricardo Doberti. This class is an introduction to science and technology governance in Chile for 8 weeks, and then a workshop on Science legislation for 7 weeks, to work in teams on potential ideas of law-level regulation in the sector. Fancy class.

University Diego Portales. Matías Perez Padilla initially developed the class before I took over. An elective course where students had an overview of the sciences' history around the globe and analyze films using different strategies (visual methods, script analysis, socio-historical contrast, among others). Before and after each film, students discussed key historical facts around the period of that movie, and the societal implicates of these concepts in everyday life.


THEY’LL NEVER KNOW HOW TOUGH IT IS, DAWNIE, TO BE THE ONE WHO ISN’T CHOSEN, TO LIVE SO NEAR THE SPOTLIGHT AND NEVER STEP IN IT. BUT I KNOW. I SEE MORE THAN ANYBODY REALIZES BECAUSE NOBODY’S WATCHING ME. I SAW YOU LAST NIGHT. I SEE YOU WORKING HERE TODAY. YOU’RE NOT SPECIAL. YOU’RE EXTRAORDINARY.”

XANDER, BUFFY: THE VAMPIRE SLAYER — SEASON 7

All Higher Education Teaching

Arizona State University (2020-2022)

Arizona State University (in English)

School for the Future of Innovation in Society (co-instructor or instructor in record)

  • GTD 508: Technology and Development in Latin America (Spring A 2021, 2022)

  • HSD 598 Topic: Global Innovations: Latin America (Grad. Spring B 2020, Fall B 2021) with Dr. Parmentier and Dr. Smith; This course also was crosslisted with Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad de Concepción and Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata in different formats)

  • GTD 598 Topic: Global Research Challenge: Latin America (Spring 2020)

also as teaching Assistant

GTD 508: Technology and Development in Latin America (Spring A 2020, with Dr. Smith)

Universidad de Chile (2011-2017)

School of Engineering and Science

Department of General Studies

  • CFG VAA VA-01-0267-1 How change (us) technology? (Spring 2015 to Fall 2017)

  • VA-01-02554 Challenges in Science and Technology Policy (Fall 2015-2017)

  • VA-01-0303-1 How change (us) technology? Pokemon version (Spring 2016)

  • VA-01-0261 Body: Transdisciplinary Perspectives (Medicine, Fall 2015)

  • VA-01-0248 The power of Sciences (Science-VAA, Fall 2014)

  • CFG01089 – Chemistry: Yesterday and Today (Fall 2011 to Fall 2015)

School of Economy, Business and Administration – FEN (in Spanish)

  • MOOC How change (us) technology? (in Coursera, since Spring 2016)

  • ENESO113 Introduction to Technology (Since Spring 2014 until Summer 2017)

  • ENESO108 Introduction to Ecology (FEN, Fall and Spring in 2014 & 2015)

  • ENFGF108 – ENFG223 Introduction to Sustainability (FEN Spring 2013 & 2014)

  • ENFGF107 The Power of Technology (FEN, Spring 2013)

School of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science

  • FACIQYF QF080037-1 History and Philosophy of Sciences (Grad. Spring 2015, 2016)

  • FCQF059-1 Radiochemistry (Fall 2015)

  • UNIDAD1-7 Research Seminar (Fall 2015)

School of Architecture, Design, and Geography

  • FG-ARQ107 Science and Technology in Urban Space (FAU, Spring 2014)

Universidad Diego Portales (Chile; 2016-17)

  • Science: Critical Thinking through Cinema (3 times, Fall & Spring 2016, Fall 2017)

Universidad Mayor (Chile; 2012-13, 2017)

  • Biophysics (1 time, Fall 2017, coordinated by Dr. Aguilera)

  • Physics II: Heat and Waves (2 times, Fall 2012 to Spring 2013)

  • Laboratory of Heat and Waves (2 times, Fall 2013 to Spring 2013)

  • Thermodynamics (1 time, Spring 2013 with Prof. Galvez)

  • Mechanics (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013, with Prof. Galvez)

Teaching Assistanship

Teacher Assistant in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Science School - Universidad de Chile

  • FBQI2108 – Organic Chemistry I (3 times: Fall 2010, 2011; Spring 2010, with Dr. J. Pezoa)

  • FCQF059 – History of Chemistry (4 times: Fall 2010 hasta 2013, with Dr. Valenzuela Pedevila)

  • FBQI2103 – Advanced Calculus (2 times: Spring 2011, Fall 2012, with Dr. I. Fuentes)

  • FBQI2204 – Physic Chemistry I (2 times: Spring 2011, Fall 2012, with Dr. De La Fuente)

  • FCQF059 – Radiochemistry (2 times: Fall 2012 y 2013, with Dr. M. Prendez)

Limited Times Workshops

Introduction to Open Knowledge Research (2019) ENG

In this workshop (done with Ricardo Hartley), we focus our attention on the potential questions and research strategies related to Open Knowledge. As part of FSCI 2019, this small workshop allowed participants to develop skills like:

  • Define and Characterize Open Knowledge as the research object

  • Understand the similarities and differences between Open Knowledge and Open Science

  • Identify and select tools to make research with and about Open Knowledge systems

  • Analyze critically current literature on Open Knowledge Research

Introduction to Research Skills (2015) SPA

This workshop was an unexpected experience. Performed in INACAP Chillan, participants were interested to introduce research to their undergrad students, in particular around socio-technical topics.. In this workshop the goals were:

  • Introduce participants to academic research traditions and perspectives

  • Evaluate scientific communications for the critical analysis of its methods and contents.

  • Approach a research proposal, in particular for a terminal degree project


Key competence for technology education (2015-16) SPA

This one week course was dedicated to work with school teachers from Chile to introduce conceptual, methodological and assessment strategies in their teaching practice for the course of technology education. Participants worked during 5 days to

Active Learning in Science and Technology (2016) SPA

This workshop was dedicated to teachers in Science and Technology in Chile. This was two Saturday mornings, as part of the "Escuela de Verano" program for teachers. The goals of this workshop include:

  • Explore Active learning strategies

  • Discuss advantage and disadvantages of Active learning strategies

  • Design a lesson plan using one of the Active learning strategies.


Some of My Teaching Assistants

Javiera Born (POT - FEN, UChile, 2015)

Alejandro Briso (LQAYH - Plataforma, UChile)

Ricardo Doberti (DLCyT - Plataforma, UChile)

Rodrigo Dover (DLCyT - Plataforma, UChile)

Antonia Samur (IoS - FEN, UChile)

Pedro Gonzalez (IoS - FEN, UChile 2015)

Alejandro Crovetto (IoS - FEN, UChile 2015)


Gabriel Cabrera (POT - FEN, UChile 2015, 2016)

Marco Muñoz (POT - FEN, UChile 2016)

Cristobal Quezada (POT - Plataforma, UChile)

Omar Astorga (POS - Plataforma, UChile)

Paula Flores (POT - FEN, UChile 2016)