Viviana Valenzuela
Psychologist, professor at the University of Buenos Aires and the University of Belgrano.

My research topic is linked to guidance and counseling in community contexts. My interest is focused
on understanding the characteristics of non-formal educational devices that facilitates the
construction of life projects and identity.

The programs I analyze (Children and Youth Orchestras) promote the construction of key
competences for lifelong development and for the achievement of satisfactory social insertions. To
recognize and systematize the characteristics of these devices could help to establish a standard to
inform other programmes or processes in the educational area and achieve goals aligned to UNO´s
ODS, especially in terms of education.

Recent publications:

Aisenson, G.; Legaspi, L.P.M; Valenzuela, V.; Czerniuk, R.; Vicente Miguelez, V.; Moulia, L.; Larriba, G.;
Solano, L. Alonso, D.E. (2022). Guidance and Education: Analysis of Young Peoples’ Discontinuous
School Pathways. The Guidance-Oriented Approach of Educational Institutions. International Journal
for Educational and Vocational Guidance, SagePub.

Aisenson, G., Legaspi, L., Valenzuela, V. (2018). Vulnerable youth in Argentina: contributions to the
achievement of sustainable life-paths and decent social insertions. Research and Practices. In V.
Cohen-Scali, J. Pouyaud, V. Drabik- Podgorna, M. Podgorni, G. Aisenson, J.L. Bernaud, I. Moumoula
J. Guichard (Eds.), Life and Career designing for sustainable development and decent work (pp. 251-
270). New York: Springer.

Valenzuela, V. (2021). Youth and Children's Orchestras as Guiding Institutions. Towards guidance
though arts/ Orkiestry młodzieżowe i dziecięce jako instytucje doradcze. Ku poradnictwu przez
sztukę. Journal of Counsellogy/ Studia Poradoznawcze, 10, 341-359.

Valenzuela, V.; Aisenson, G., Duarte, M.E. (2022) Youth and Children’s Orchestras – Analysis of the Educational Experience and some Reflections from the Field of Lifelong Guidance and Counseling.
International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 22, 689–711 DOI 10.1007/s10775-