About the group

The Research into Educational Innovation Group (GIE) is made up of professors of the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University of A Coruña. Our work is inspired by a strong sense of moral commitment and the responsibility and obligation to contribute to a more just world. To this end we explore possibilities for an emancipatory education dedicated to the defense of human rights for all social groups, with particular emphasis on those that suffer the consequences of an increasingly unjust world, and find themselves silenced and marginalized.

Our principal lines of investigation include:

  • Educational and curricular policy and social justice.
  • Equity and inclusive education.
  • Education and information and communication technologies.
  • Early childhood education.
  • Action research and evaluation.
  • Media-based education.
  • Content analysis of teaching materials.
  • Educational innovation.
  • Research into hidden and explicit curricula.

In order to assure the broadest possible dissemination of the results of our research, we employ this website, as well as participation in national and international conferences and symposia, scientific meetings, and seminars and courses.

We hope that our work serves to facilitate more informed decision-making and debates involving the participation of as many professionals as possible. We also strive to open this participation to anyone who is convinced that a better world is possible, and that it will depend on and a more just, democratic, and supportive educational system.

Recent publications

DePalma, R., Teasley, C. (2012) Constructing Spanish: Discourses of language hegemony in Spain, At D. B. Napier & S. Majhanovich (Eds.) Education, Dominance and Identity Rotterdam: Sense
DePalma, R. (2012) Choosing to lose our gender expertise: Queering sex/gender in school settings, Sex Education. En imprenta
TORRES SANTOMÉ, J. (2012) O currículo integrado como campo possível de invenção de mundos plurais e emancipatórios: Uma conversa com Jurjo Torres Santomé, Sandra Kretli da Silva e Tânia Mara Zanotti Guerra Frizzera Delboni - Revista Teias, Vol. 13. Nº 27 (Janeiro/Abril, 2012), págs. 279-286 read online
García Cabeza, B., Sánchez Bello, A. (2012) The impact on sex education of textbooks for the combined Biology/Geology curriculum in Spanish schooling, En prensa

Research projects

Valoración del alumnado y del profesorado de las tareas escolares y recursos didácticos que se utilizan en Galicia en las aulas de la ESO
financed by:
Plan Nacional de I+D+i. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
reference:
EDU2012-39069
years:
2013-2015
principal researcher:
Jurjo Torres Santomé (UDC)
researchers:
Begoña Rumbo Arcas
Isabel Rivas Barrós
Ana Sánchez Bello
Juan José Bueno Aguilar
Teresa Núñez Mayan
Eva Espido Bello
Cathryn Teasley Severino
Renee DePalma Ungaro
Alicia Arias Rodríguez
Javier De Salvador González
Ana María Porto Rioboo
Actitudes e valoracións das alumnas cara as TIC. Análise da baixa tasa de matricula das mulleres nos estudos superiores de informática
financed by:
Proyecto de investigación financiado pola Xunta de Galicia, Secretaría Xeral de igualdade. DOG de 10 de Xuño de 2011
year:
2011
principal researcher:
Ana Sánchez Bello (UDC)

Latest directed theses

A Música Popular Galega na Educación Secundária Obrigatória
author:
Méndez García, Teresa
director:
TORRES SANTOMÉ, J.
defense:
November 24, 2008
place:
Facultade de Ciéncias da Educación, no Departamento de Pedagoxía e Didáctica da Universidade da Coruña
qualification:
Sobresaliente "cum laude" Premio Extraordinario de Doutorado
A Integración Escolar vinte anos despois do Proxecto Experimental. Análise da atención às necesidades especiais no termo municipal da Coruña
author:
Núñez Mayán, Mª Teresa
director:
TORRES SANTOMÉ, J.
defense:
March 26, 2006
place:
Universidade da Coruña. Facultade de Ciencias da Educación, no Departamento de Pedagoxía e Didáctica
qualification:
Sobresaliente "cum laude" Premio Extraordinario de Doutorado