GKA EDU 2021 WINTER | DECEMBER 2-3, 2021

11th International Conference on Education and Learning n collaboration with Universidad Tecmilenio

Highlighted theme
Scientific Coordination
Key Dates
Proposal submission
Virtual Platform

Highlighted Theme

Ensuring student success in post-pandemic education.

COVID-19, not only generated an impact in the field of health or socialization one by one, but also demonstrated the vulnerability that we have as human beings, impacted on the economies of the countries and taught us new ways of communicating. In teaching, the isolation generated an almost compulsive shift from the classroom task to the virtual environment, even though working in virtual environments was not something new in the educational field. With great differences according to levels, disciplinary domain areas and institutional availability, ICTs have been installed as complementary resources to the face-to-face task. Adapting to change allowed us to recreate classrooms from home in which the interaction formed an educational triad between teachers, students and their families.

Teaching is a somewhat subjective, personal, affective, emotional, and cognitive bond. In face-to-face classes, interaction between students was stimulated, allowing socialization and teamwork. The adaptation through digital media generated at the beginning, an absence in the socialization and interaction between students and challenged the educational institutions to generate strategies that allowed to have the student experience in a different way.

Ensuring the success of students in post-pandemic education is a challenge for universities, since in most educational models, it focuses on learning to receive a grade and is only encouraged to perform tasks for which the extent of the education is unknown. For what and how is it that they will serve as tools to learn about life, putting aside their interests and passion and it happens that they stop stimulating skills that in their first years of life they began to demonstrate.

It should be understood that, to achieve an optimal level of learning, it is necessary to build an appropriate context and an appropriate state of attention and emotion. For this, there are activities that stimulate brain functions, including: physical movement, social contact, music, sense of achievement, personal reward, initiative, play and humor.

The human being will set in motion various cognitive mechanisms that allow him to internalize the information that is offered to him and will also turn it into useful knowledge, such as other ways of learning by capturing stimuli.

Through the years and endless research on human behavior, it can finally be defined that learning is the process through which abilities, skills, knowledge, behaviors and values ​​are modified and acquired, by which a person is it appropriates knowledge in its different dimensions.

The student and her interests must be at the center of our pedagogical development at all times, looking for the best strategies to mark their personal development and train in them skills that allow them to face challenges throughout their lives.

 Topics of this edition

  • Support mechanisms for academic success.
  • Indicators of success in education.
  • Hybrid learning models adapted to the new normal.
  • Emotional triggers for dropping out of school.
  • Support models to ensure student success.
  • Models of well-being during and post-pandemic as alternatives to increase emotional health.
  • Alternative socialization models adapted to the pandemic as socio-emotional mechanisms for the student.

Other conference topics

  • Political text, legislation and the history of education.
  • Leadership and management of educational centers,
  • The stages of education and their curriculum.
  • The Psychology of education and learning.
  • Continuous education and professional training.
  • Educational methodologies.
  • Science, technology and innovation in education.
  • Social aspects of education.

Scientific Coordination

Universidad Tecmilenio

Tecmilenio University emerged in 2002 as an innovation of the Tecnológico de Monterrey to look for a new model of education with a high return on educational investment. It is a world leader in positive education and its model focuses on: making its graduates positive leaders who flourish as people and help others to transform, to ensure the competitiveness of their students in a global market economy and to promote well-being and happiness of the members of your community. All this based on the science of Positive Psychology. Tecmilenio University’s vision is to train people with a life purpose and the skills to achieve it. Its institutional values are Innovation, Human Sense, Teamwork, Global Vision and Integrity. What makes it unique in the world are its differentiators: the educational experience tailored to the students, learning by doing and the best place to study and prepare to be happy.

Tecmilenio University has created the Institute of Happiness Sciences, which promotes wellness through:

  • Teaching the foundations for a full life
  • The proposal of positive practices for the promotion of the happiness of its students and collaborators.
  • The investigation of the basic principles of well-being.
  • The dissemination of results derived from our experience and research.

It is an educational community that cultivates the best version of each person strengthening their leadership through living in a Welfare and Happiness Ecosystem to flourish discovering and developing their Purpose of Life for the benefit of society.


Scientific Director

Luis Gutiérrez Aladro – Universidad Tecmilenio (Mexico)

Graduated in administrative computer systems from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, where he later did his master’s degree in administration and a PhD in Innovation and Educational Technology. In addition, he certified at Harvard University, Babson College and Singularity University. He is certified in Ontological Coaching, Positive Psychology and Positive Organizations.

For more than 20 years he has held different positions at Tecnológico de Monterrey and since 2011 he has been Vice Chancellor at Universidad Tecmilenio, designing the educational model that we have today.

In addition to his managerial role, he has been named as one of the “Professors who leave a mark” at Tecnológico de Monterrey. Instructor and teacher in planning, leadership, creativity and innovation, education, organizations and recognized as a leader in life purpose issues.

He is an international speaker, panelist and lecturer in international forums in Mexico, the United States, Canada, France and Australia. Invited by the government of the United Arab Emirates to the World Government Summit and the Global Dialogue on Happiness in Dubai in 2018.

His life purpose, which motivates and inspires him on a daily basis, is to transform Mexico through Education.

Deputy Scientific Director

Perla Samantha Rodríguez Mendívil – Universidad Tecmilenio (Mexico)

Graduated in Psychology from the Technological Institute of Sonora, graduated with honorable mention and mention for academic performance. Later, she did a master’s degree in Education at Tecmilenio University, developing extracurricular activities projects to improve academic performance.

It also has Certificates such as Positive Psychology by the Institute of Well-being and Happiness Sciences, the Teaching Knowledge Test by the University of Cambridge and Neurolinguistic Programming for personal and professional development by the Technological and Higher Studies Institute of the West (ITESO)

His professional experience includes the management of the Children’s Attention, Learning, Leveling and Entertainment Center.For more than 14 years, he has held different positions at Universidad Tecmilenio Currently, his main functions are the internationalization processes of university students of the most of 30 University campuses and the generation and strengthening of strategic alliances with international institutions

She has been a facilitator of workshops and seminars in different companies and associations in the State of Sonora and Quintana Roo. She also has experience as a speaker and panelist in national and international congresses and forums in Mexico, Colombia, Lithuania and France.

Scientific Committee

Cintya Iadyra Limón Lozano, Universidad Tecmilenio Campus Querétaro (Mexico)

PhD in Administration

Marisa Pacheco Baeza, Universidad Tecmilenio Campus Cancún  (Mexico)

PhD in Educational Sciences

Daniela Araujo Rodríguez, Universidad Tecmilenio Campus Toluca (Mexico)

PhD in Educational Psychology

Miguel Benjamín Contreras García, Universidad Tecmilenio Campus Toluca (Mexico)

PhD in Education

Juan Carlos Rangel Romero, Universidad Tecmilenio Campus San Luis Potosí (Mexico)

PhD in Education with a specialty in Educational Administration and PhD in Educational Management

José Arturo Mendoza Luna, Universidad Tecmilenio Campus Cancún (Mexico)

PhD in Education


The program is provisional and will be updated shortly.

You can consult the program of the previous edition at the following link.

Thursday, December 2
Conference Opening
Keynote sessions
Thematic Panels (webinars)
Friday, December 3
Conference Opening
Keynote sessions
Thematic Panels (webinars)

Key dates

  • 1st Call for papers: until September 15, 2021

  • Early Registration: until September 29, 2021

  • FINAL Call for papers: until November 15, 2021

  • Final Registration: until November 29, 2021

  • Submission of articles for publication: until January 3, 2022

Follow these steps

Choose between Webinar (Live Presentation) and Video (Prerecorded Presentation). You can check the characteristics of each one in the next section.

Title of the presentation, short abstract (max. 300 words), long abstract (for the Book of Proceedings), keywords, the language of the presentation, data of the main author, and data of the co-authors. The scientific committee will review your proposal within 2-3 weeks and notify you by email (please check your SPAM folder).

Once your proposal has been accepted, you must pay for your registration at the conference according to the type of presentation chosen.

Consult the conference program to check the day, time, and virtual room where your presentation has been scheduled. If you are presenting a webinar, check out our quick guide to learn about the controls of the ZOOM platform and the technical requirements that your computer and internet connection must meet. You can also participate in a test session a few days before the conference, to test your audio, video, and slide presentations.

  1. Log in with your username and password on the GKA virtual congress platform: https://virtual.gkacademics.com/
  2. Go to the conference main page and click on the green button “Start Conference”.
  3. In the list of panels on the left side, find the virtual room you wish to access and click on it.
  4. Click on the “Join via Web Client” button to access directly from your browser.

Speakers may submit an article for publication (free) in a GKA indexed journal, as assessed by the scientific committee. Download the template and see the guidelines at this link.

Proposal submission

(Live presentation)

The speaker will enter live in a virtual room of ZOOM platform – along with other speakers on the same topic – and present his or her paper for a maximum of 15 minutes, supported with slides (e.g., PowerPoint)or speaking directly to the camera on their device. Each room will have a moderator who will introduce the speakers, keep time, and moderate questions from attendees for 20 minutes at the end of the session.

Final deadline:
November 15, de 2021.


Before submitting your proposal, read our Quick Guide and check our Frequently Asked Questions.

(Prerecorded presentation)

This option is ideal for those who cannot participate in the live conference. This option allows the author to record their presentation in the format of a 5-minute video and send the link (Youtube or Vimeo) through the proposal submission platform. The video will be published in a virtual conference room related to its theme and will be available to all attendees of the event. Important: the video must contain an oral presentation.


Before registering, check the frequently asked questions and our cancellation policy.