Javier Arguello

Javier Arguello

Founder and Executive Director, COGx


Javier is the Founder and Executive Director of COGx, a research and development firm in applied cognitive science. In partnership with global experts on human learning, COGx translates learning science into evidence-based programs that improve teaching and learning. COGx works with school systems and organizations that strive to make learning success a priority and are interested in improving traditional schooling through science-based approaches that foster equity, digital inclusion, and develop lifelong learners. Javier leads product development the organization’s global strategic partnerships. COGx has been recognized as a leading company innovating to improve learning outcomes by the US Government (TEDCO), and Ministry of Education in United Arab Emirates (Dubai Future Accelerator) and Stanford University (SLEI). Javier is a frequent speaker on the topic of modernizing education, addressing the needs of marginalized communities, cognition and learning and translating cognitive science research to improve learning outcomes. Javier has published over 40 articles and essays and presented at the numerous global conferences including: TEDx; World Government Summit; BETT Education Conference (Asia); Learning & the Brain (US); Future of Education & Technology (US); ECIS (Europe); AMISA & ASOMEX (Latin America); Middle East Special Needs Conference; Festival of Learning (Abu Dhabi); Global Positive Education Conference, among others. Javier has also been interviewed by CNN and other global news outlets.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Fellow, Cognitive Science; Harvard Kennedy School (MPA); Yale University (MBA)

Other COGx Programs with Javier Arguello

Speaking Engagements & Presentations by Javier Arguello

[Harvard & COGx]
Turning an Ocean Liner: Why Is Change In Schools So Hard?

Panelists Richard Lemons & Javier Arguello discuss the persistent challenges hindering substantial improvements in the K-12 education system.

[Yale & COGx]
Schooling as if Learning Mattered Part II

Learn from a distinguished panel of "disruptors" discussing innovation in education and the limitations of our status quo. The discussion is moderated by Javier Arguello (COGx Founder and Yale ’03).

[Yale & COGx]
Schooling as if Learning Mattered Part I

Learn from a panel of experts in education as they discuss traditional schooling and how to modernize it for the 21st century. The discussion is moderated by Javier Arguello (COGx Founder and Yale ’03).

Learning with Skills, Not Pills: Javier Arguello at TEDxRockCreekPark
Cognitive Learning & Academic Excellence

If students are born wanting to learn, why are so many falling behind?Discover how learning by cognition rather than biological age can help!

World Bank President & COGx

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim launches the Global Education Platform at the World Government Summit.

Montgomery College & COGx

Cognitive Enhancement: A Bridge to 21st Century Skills.