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.

We are integrated in RedeTELGalicia [TELGalicia Network], a network of research groups interested in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education, mostly focused on primary and secondary education.

Participating groups have a wide range of experience with developing e-learning projects, albeit with different focuses. While some of the groups concentrate on developing technologies and infrastructures, others are primarily concerned with teaching practice and pedagogy. This link between technology and pedagogy reflects the interdisciplinary orientation of this area of research, which requires contributions and coordination from both sides.

http://www.redetelgalicia.es/

Recent publications

NÚÑEZ MAYÁN, Mª Teresa (2017) La doble red educativa, especial-ordinaria, resiste las políticas inclusivas, A. RODRÍGUEZ- MARTÍN. Prácticas Innovadoras inclusivas. Publicaciones Universidad de Oviedo. págs. 291- 298 read online
NÚÑEZ MAYÁN, Mª Teresa (2017) Estudiantes con discapacidad e inclusión educativa en la universidad: Avances y retos para el futuro, Revista Nacional e Internacional de Educación Inclusiva, Vol. 10, nº 1, págs. 13-30 read online
DIGÓN REGUEIRO, Patricia (2017) ¿Qué ha cambiado? Los contenidos infantiles en la Televisión de Galicia una decada después, Proceedings from ||| Congreso Internacional de Educación mediática y Competencia digital.Segovia read online
VÁZQUEZ FREIRE, Miguel, DIGÓN REGUEIRO, Patricia (2017) La alfabetización audiovisual, una visión desde Galicia, Proceedings from III Congreso Internacional de Educación mediática y Competencia digital. Segovia read online

Research projects

El desarrollo de capacidades y actitudes positivas hacia la ciencia implicadas en la competencia científica en el tránsito entre la educación primaria y secundaria
financed by:
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
reference:
EDU2016-79563-R
years:
2016-2019
principal researcher:
Susana García Barros
researchers:
Ana SÁNCHEZ BELLO
y otros
Superdiversidad Linguistica en Areas Periurbanas. Analisis Escalar de Procesos Sociolinguisticos y Desarrollo de la Conciencia Metalinguistica en Aulas Multilingues
financed by:
Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad.Proyecto de I+D+I
reference:
FFI2016-76425-P
years:
2016-2019
principal researcher:
Gabriela Prego Vázquez, Universidade de Santiago
researchers:
Renée DePalma
Género, transnacionalismo y estrategias intergeneracionales de movilidad social
financed by:
Ministerio de Economía e Competitividad (MINECO)
years:
2016-2019
principal researcher:
Laura Oso Casas
researchers:
Belén García Cabeza

Latest directed theses

Educação escolar e participação das famílias num contexto de descentralização e autonomía das instituições escolares
author:
Pedro Manuel Freire Patacho
director:
TORRES SANTOMÉ, Jurjo
defense:
December 14, 2015
place:
Faculdade de Ciéncias da Educación, en el Departamento de Pedagoxía e Didáctica de la Universidade da Coruña
qualification:
Sobresaliente cum laude. Premio extraordinario de Doutoramento
Análisis de las políticas europeas en la educación superior y algunos de sus efectos en el Grado de Educación Social de la Universidad de A Coruña
author:
Tania Gómez Sánchez
director:
Begoña RUMBO ARCAS
defense:
July 8, 2015
place:
Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación de la Universidad de A Coruña
qualification:
Sobresaliente cum laude por unanimidad